At $495 this can persuade someone considering a RS Monarch Plus.
It's a lot cheaper than the Double Barrel Air CS at $667, and hovers a shim's width above the Monarch Plus's $491.
And if you're the Drive-In Surgery sort, slowly replacing your body's surgical stainless steel hardware with titanium bits, I'm pretty sure the weight (at 295g it's lighter than the Monarch Plus (325g) or the DB Air CS (509g)) has you cancelling that one scheduled surgery to swap out the collarbone plating.
Qs for knowledge-stuffing at the Luddite-peopled non-Technophile end of the social stratum:
How long would development of this shock have taken without 3D printing in prototype stage?
How much material was saved by 3D printing during development?
How much $$ was saved?
If 3D printers hadn't come along, and hadn't evolved to the point they were during the DBInline's process,
when would this have been released?
how much would it have cost MSRP?
how much would it have cost in materials used-discarded-recycled during development? consider here "cost" includes environmental cost of extracting, creating, using and post-use discarding/processing of materials (metals, etc) used pre-3D-printing.
Sy Syms thinks we should know.