From an engineering standpoint, the fork frankly sucks. Since it's so tall, loads at the front tire contact patch are greatly magnified by the time they reach the steering head. That means the fork and frame must be fat and heavy to resist the forces. And much of that structural weight is far from the machine's center of gravity, further slowing the bike's steering response. And since the entire fork assembly turns with the front wheel, it adds considerable mass to direction changes. Stiction-the binding of the inner and outer fork tubes due to bending loads-makes the suspension less compliant. And the fork also adds to front-end dive under braking, since the wheel travels rearward as the suspension compresses. The more braking Gs you pull, the harder it wants to squat. We could go on, but your eyes would glaze over.