A few years ago I removed my old shocks and fitted a set of new Boge. I can’t remember if they were German or Turkish but since I knew I wanted German I suspect that’s what they are.
The handling improved but the ride deteriorated. It’s very harsh and feels every bump (tyres @ 32psi all round and mounts all OK). I have decided I have had enough of that harsh ride. I know that the topic of ‘what shock is recommended’ has come up many times and have checked the archives but most info. seems a few years old. It is also, of course, a matter of personal taste so there’s lots of contradictory answers.
So, one more time: if I want a smooth ride, good but not racing handling and I don’t want to break the bank. What should I be looking for nowadays?