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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:51 am 
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So, after another shock, the original is 200mm, question is can the size bze changed for something a little longer 216-222mm withoutmessing up the geometry ?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:09 am 
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Not really, assuming that it fits it'll raise the bb and steepen the head angle. What frame is it?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Stinky Six with a 66 head angle. Just wondering how much an extra 20-30mm would steepen the angle.


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A fair bit I reckon. I think on my SX, that's the difference between the two shock shuttles which equates to 2 degrees at the head angle.

How come you want to put a longer shock in? My old Stinky had a 200mm eye to eye shock and when I looked at upgrading it, there were loads about both new and second hand.


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Don't need a longer shock particularly, I've got 2 shocks, one needs serious servicing and the other has an incredible hulk 750lb spring in, a mate has a new 450lb 222mm for a very good price which would be much less than the cost of servicing the other and a new spring.....damn this suspension stuff is complicated

Edit the shock with the heavy spring is a Romic, typically no other springs seem to fit only Romic. Could be wrong though.

Oh and the 450lb Rmomic spring I got for a tenner posted from Pinkbike is far too long. Christ I'm an idiot, didn't even ask the size.


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You may find that springs from newer shocks will fit the Romec as they are fatter than the old style Fox shocks. Failing that TFT do a trade in / part ex on springs (or at least they did).


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Cheers I'll have a look at TFT


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