Hi all, So, a few weeks back I posted on here as my mazzochi forks had blown the rebound bladder, which made the bike quite frankly, terrifying to ride hard. This seems to be a common theme on these forks from what I've read but my local Ducati dealership are adamant it's not an issue ducati recognise, and quoting 'only had one blown bladder in our workshop since the Pani first came out 8 years ago' Anyway, moan over, I decided to see if there was a more economical way of fixing the rebound, without the expense of complete internals, and I have! Now whilst I know a full set of upgraded internals will improve the already good forks, I personally didnt have the budget for it, and whilst I'm not a bad fast rider....Guy Martin I am not! So an upgrade like that would likely be lost on me Back on track.....I found that you can buy just an upgraded rebound valve from a company called Andreani which I managed to get for £100 after shopping round, and I thought it would be worth a go. So they arrived from Italy in only a few days and on reading the instructions, I quickly realise this is a job for a man who knows suspension! I removed the forks and took them to Paul at Race Labs in Dorset who agreed to fit the new valves in conjunction with a full fork service. Paul has previously set my suspension up and commented at the time he wasnt happy with the rebound damping. Once the forks were done, I dashed to pick them up and had a good chat with Paul and the a few things he said about the install were: The bladder needs to be cut off as it has pressed rings holding it in place and the piston in each fork leg needs to be machined down to accommodate the upgraded rebound valves. The upgraded valve also has a lot more shims than the standard allowing for more adjustment than the standard valve Paul took pictures of the install which I'll put up soon as he gets them to me. So, bottom line: is it any good? Yes! I took the bike out yesterday for the first time and after a bit of a play with the rebound adjustment all seems very good, and feels a vast improvement on the front end since I've had the bike, though I do think the rebound has been on it's way out since I bought the bike a few months ago. What was the final cost? Andreani Upgraded Rebound Valves £100 (free p&p ) Race Labs install of valves and service, including new seals, ohlins oil, machining work, labour etc £250 £350 all in, and considerably cheaper than every other option I looked at. Hope this is of some interest and a big thanks to Paul at Race Labs who comes highly recommended!