Everything's going great, you're doing the small talk thing, but obviously you want to ask a few of the important questions. Well it turns out you two have a lot in common, a lot of shared goals, you know? First of all, we're talking suspension that's air sprung, which in 2014 is a must-have; coils are all but a deal breaker. Then you find out there's external rebound, HSC, LSC, and it even has an adjustable positive air spring volume? What, I can adjust spring rate and progressivity, too? Go on...
20mm axle, standard steerer, 38mm stanchions, this sounds like what you've always wanted. And then you hear those words, those words that can never be unsaid:
"After a three year development period, including extensive input from factory riders Garett Buehler, James Doerfling, and Brett Tippie, Suntour's RUX dual crown fork..."
And just like that, the date is over. Of course you're going to keep up the small talk, pay the bill, and be civil about it, but this is clearly a non-starter.
Why did they have to say that?