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 Post subject: giant atx 2 rear shock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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i've recently brought a giant atx 2 of ebay and i was wondering if it had the correct rear shock on. its a fox vanilla rc air shock 205mm eye to eye length.
the suspension works fine on the bike its just when i ride it on the road the suspension looks like its nearly fully compressed it this right or what? just for the record i am 15 stone 8 pounds. :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:10 pm 
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depends what spring you got on the shock. it might say two sets of numbers - the stroke and the weight. i got a 500lb rockshox spring that could fit it and increase the preload on the shock - by turning the spring in a clockwise motion and that wold stiffen the spring rate, which should reduce compression (i think thats right)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:49 pm 
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the thing is the shock has no spring its a sealed air unit!?! i've looked at pictures of vanilla shock on google etc and they all have springs!


Last edited by dan robinson on Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:51 pm 
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could you send me a picture of the shock, please


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:55 pm 
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how do i send you a picture it won't let me message you as i have less than 5 posts!!!! :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:56 pm 
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email me a picture - itsupporttech@gmail.com

thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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i've email you sorry if the picture comes out massive but i don't know much about computers!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:08 pm 
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i got the pic. u would need to get a shock pump or go to a bike shop to borrow one, to pump it up - between 100 psi and 180 psi. depends on how soft or hard you want the suspension to be,
That shock looks like a fox float r (r meaning rebound). nice picture of the bike too, i have always wanted a giant atx dh version


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ok i think i can see the valve were you would pump it up its just behind the suspension linkage so it means i would have to take the shock off to do it!!! :o i will send you a full picture of bike. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:19 pm 
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yeah you would have to take it off, it might feel better with a coil shock for that instead of the air shock.

thanks, got the picture and looks sweet. what forks are they, good set of brakes - hope c2's. it must be comfy going down!


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