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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:58 am 
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hi


i need the advice from an experimented rear shock user.
i just bought a dahon jetstream p8 for my wife, which comes with a 155mm air damped rear shock. i am planing of upgrading that rear shock and was wondering if a 165 mm one would be compatible .
i took the original shock out and noticed that if you increase the distance between the mounting points with 10 mm no significant difference in the geometry of the bike is visible. could anyone clear me on this one?

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Alecs


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:43 am 
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Im no expert and am always expermenting myself and have been looking at different options for my Enduro.....

People seem to combat the use of a longer shock by running more sag is the impression I get? Im sure it has its flaws and more of getting round something rather than the full ideal soluation?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:26 am 
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i thought about that, but did not know how orthodox it would be
i would assume that a shock with only 10 mm of extra length for that kind of bike, where you mainly use it as a city bike, wouldn't be a problem. i wonder if i could damage the frame, or the shock or if some of my body parts could be broken in the process of cycling that bike :roll:


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