The RockShox Yari RC with 160 mm of travel offers the necessary plush when riding downhill. Coupled with a RockShox Monarch Plus R rear shock, they both make for a solid suspension system.
The rear shock specifications and adjustments were decided with SRAM during the development. The 160 mm travel version comes stock a little stiffer than most riders are probably used to. This goes for the high un-sprung pressure as well, which does not negatively affect the rear shock either. The 140 mm travel models rear shock is set on the softer side. For the race, I went to the RockShox service team and had them make final adjustments to my suspension system. Due to my weight and my preference for stiffer suspension, the RockShox team set me up accordingly.