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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:21 pm 
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I'm building a FS frame and I'd like to lift it up a bit, it currently has a standard 165mm rear shock, if I fit a 185 or 200 will I completely muller the ride ? I am assuming the answer is yes as it will screw up the geometery :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:30 pm 
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Yes it will, but while it will be an acceptable ride, as soon as you hit the front brake, especially on a downhill section the front end will dive, and throw the geometry right out!! Check out my gallery pictures of the silver FSR, eventually i got fed up with it and re-drilled the shock mount hole.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:34 pm 
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Long seat post time again then :D lol, I suppose even if i do lift the rear the BB is still going to be the same distance away :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:36 pm 
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We have had a few customers fit longer shocks to bikes, the big problem is always that on most bikes it lifts the BB on the bike and makes it unstable ie higher centre of gravity than before - a big no-no on a gravity bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:39 pm 
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Given me something to think about :) .. Just trying to find a decent priced shock, I want one with a lockout but I'm dubious about going for air shocks as im worried aobut seals and servicing.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:48 pm 
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what frame is it?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:51 pm 
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an old Saracen 6061 swing arm frame :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:11 am 
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Davey wrote:
Given me something to think about :) .. Just trying to find a decent priced shock, I want one with a lockout but I'm dubious about going for air shocks as im worried aobut seals and servicing.


Fox air shocks are some of the simplest and easiest pieces on a bike to work on, as well as being ultra reliabale.

Even my girl can rebuild a fox air shock, after viewing their online videos telling you how to.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:29 am 
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Davey wrote:
Given me something to think about :) .. Just trying to find a decent priced shock, I want one with a lockout but I'm dubious about going for air shocks as im worried aobut seals and servicing.


I've found Cane Creek air shocks to be brilliant. They're a really simple design, using air-damping, so it is easy to strip and rebuild. They're also lighter than most other shocks.

I've had an AD-5 for years and couldn't be happier with it.


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