"Some (e-richie) would tell you this is a souless bike..."
no i wouldn't. i went to boarding school. we were taught manners. e-RICHIE chester, ct
you could make a hirose or even an e-richie ride the same with a straight fork and the same geometry. Some (e-richie) would tell you this is a souless bike, but it still would ride the same. many would tell you that it is inherently uglier, but again, the ride is in the geometry not the shape of the fork.