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 Post subject: 135mm rear shock
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Struggling to find a replacement 135mm rear shock for a Kona Sex one.

Was hoping for something new and decent to help 'future proof' - I want to ride this bike for many years to come!

Any suggestions? So far the best I have found is a 145mm rockshock unit.

Really appreciate any help as this bike is scrap without


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:50 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Occured to me during the night:

Does anyone know what size the rear shock should be i.e. what did it come with origanlly?

I have no idea what the shock I have is or whether or not it was oem etc. I did also wonder if it has 'shrunk' as its definately leaking oil. I only say this as I can't seem to find 135mm shocks but I can find 145mm.

Any help on this would be very appreciated - I'm loosing sleep over it now :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:51 pm 
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This might help with shock spec:

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-g ... uct/57202/

This thread suggests a very short i2i shock that's hard to find.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... lGK4otdLHX

Catalogue spec here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/6 ... na+Cat.pdf

Another thread reveals this about the shock options:

Shock:

Can you get a modern 145mm shock modified? Maybe custom offset bushings?

Can you get the existing shock you have serviced?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:11 am 
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Cane across this which seems about right:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353243793017


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 Post subject: Re: 135mm rear shock
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:33 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I've just found this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marzocchi-shoc ... B07SKNV8PW

Its the A25 whixh was fitted to the Sex Too. The Sex one was a C25. I'm a little amazed to have found it so wondering if its to good to be true - does anyone have any experience of them?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:38 pm 
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I'd buy one or even both, save on postage and you have s spare.


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 Post subject: Re: 135mm rear shock
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:04 pm 
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thundercatrider wrote:
I've just found this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marzocchi-shoc ... B07SKNV8PW

Its the A25 whixh was fitted to the Sex Too. The Sex one was a C25. I'm a little amazed to have found it so wondering if its to good to be true - does anyone have any experience of them?

Amazon are really good when it comes to refunds. So what do you have to lose...


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 Post subject: Re: 135mm rear shock
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just ordered - fingers crossed!!


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