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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:21 pm 
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ps why are you replacing the shock?is it fubarred....if not and ya dont want ...hows about a kindly gift for a fellow san andreas owneer in need..... :P


nah, the aftershock on there at the moment was running sweet, just fancied a fox one.

its on its way in the post, if i like it you can have my aftershock bud, will wait and see :wink:[/uote]
the gibble bows in your precense oh magnificent one......
we need a sannie club...we do....


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i might start a sannie club of my own the way im going :oops: :lol:


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Twosted wrote:
Have just replaced the Aftershock on my Sandy for a Fox RX.

The Aftershock had lost all it's damping and the bike was feeling like a rocking horse to ride. :oops:

The RX is a lot better. The damping can be turned right up to get a nice controlled ride. A big improvement over the old shock. 8)

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looking good there bud, dont suppose you ever found a service guide for the aftershock did you?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Thanx dood, nah didn't find a service guide for the Aftershock. I just turned up the spring preload 'till it felt right.
It always worked okay but I always got the feeling that it was a bit of a budget item. :cry:

The Fox is definately an improvement. :lol: ... Which one have you gone for?


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i bought a fox float r, came off a specialized enduro so looking what difference it makes.

this bike will be heavy so having all the adjustments available should make things more comfy.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:38 pm 
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Maybe check the spring rate when you get it, (if it's a spring version).

My RX came with a 600lb spring. The std Aftershock had a 900lb spring.
When I tried the RX it was waaay too soft. :?

So I had to swap the springs over and use the Aftershock spring on the RX. :)

She's got a nice firm rear end now though! :wink:


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no spring in the float, i will just pump it up till its firm. i had a float on my s-works and had it really high PSi wise as i was heavy :lol:


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decided against using the dekerf rear shock, it arrived today and the eye to eye is 193mm compared with the 153mm the aftershock one is.........

will see how i get on before/if i order a diffeent one.

on the plus side mountain cycle sent me an e-mail tonight saying my brake adaptor is being sent out as a priority, its the last part i need, so things are getting there.


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Good that they contacted you to let you know its on its way 8)

I would love to see this with the wrong sized shock on it ( just for a laugh you understand :lol: :lol: )

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he he, yeah it would look crazy.

quite chuffed by the progress still, i have only had it 2 weeks and its my first ever build.


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