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 Post subject: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:15 am 
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Location: Enfield
Hi guys ! like to buy a rear shock but not sure what make or what is good one to get . that will go on DH bike but will be good if the shock can do all . some help !! please . still need to measure the length



i really like this
http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/881636/ , http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/888425/ , http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/925550/


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:24 am 
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Location: Stanford-le-hope
FOX RP23
if you look at the range of top spec bikes this shock comes standard on, it will give you an idea of its capabilities.

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 Post subject: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:26 am 
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Location: Chingford
They eye to eye lengh on your bight is 215.9 if I'm correct ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:39 am 
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Id pick up a cheap dhx 5.0 or a vivid if you can - deffo deffo get a coil

the RP23 mentioned is a quality shock but more for XC - there is no need to have pro pedal on a big hit :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:57 am 
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Location: Enfield
Thanks guys . now bred is correct and i like jon idea more and love the look of vivid . now vivid is 4.1 or 5.1 any big difference ? and the length must be exactli the same ? i cannot find one of vivid in the same length . ;0(


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:03 am 
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Location: Enfield
http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/907246/ YOU think this one will fit ????


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:26 am 
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If the shocks too long it won't fit on the shock mounts, too short and you'd muck up geometryl so you need to look at ones with the same length. You also need to be sure about the stroke length too as not all shocks total eye to eye length are equal in stroke either, which is what gives the actual wheel travel.

A decent Fox Vanilla R would be my choice, pretty cheap and then you can get it pushed and have a custom tuned rear Coil for peanuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:26 am 
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Your bike is this one right

http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bc/SBC ... spid=47615

might be worth bookmarking that page

it says ur shock is Fox Vanilla R coil, rebound adjust, 8.5x2.25", rebound adj., S:450,

So that 8.5 inches or 215mm long shock with a 2.25 or 57mm stroke

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/907246/ the stroke on that is too long mate


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:41 am 
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This is an interesting thread http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomme ... adid=98749

it seems you can put a longer stroke shock on there and get more travel! 165 up to 190 - sweet its what the higher specced frames had i think

BOOM

So if I was you id look for a 8.5x2.5 which is 215mm long shock with a 63.5 stroke

This would be perfect

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/920858/

as it came from this bike which is the next one up from yours...

http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bc/SBC ... spid=47614

As Duckcm18 suggested the van R is a sound choice and a better idea than the dhx as you don't need propedal - get it pushed and its as good as any shock out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Location: Enfield
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-FOX-SHOX ... 632wt_1139

you guys are great !!!!! thanks again for your help . this is what i found just need to check maybe cheaper . thank jon for the tip on pinkbike . somehow i cannot let my build up big hit go so trying to upgrade it as good as i can so im happy with the ride .


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Location: Enfield
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RockShox-Vivi ... 2176wt_905

i found vivid i like so much !!! in the right size . hope i can sort out something before triscombe 24.sep ;0)


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:19 pm 
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Deffo a Fox Van RC. I have one one my Bullit and they is sweeet. Cheap, simple and fully adjustable. If you have the money then the DHX RC 4. Loads of sizes!


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Karve wrote:
the RP23 mentioned is a quality shock but more for XC - there is no need to have pro pedal on a big hit :)


Absolutely right. I didn't realise the "do it all" bit was just down and not up as well. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:42 am 
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Location: Enfield
I find this one http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/923609/ !! he will sell it to me for £130 with posted . 2008-2009 year . serviced every year . should i go for this one ? size wise it s right for my big hit ;0)


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:48 pm 
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Location: Enfield
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?ci ... 76D47B!154 at the end of album this is my new-old fox dhx 5 .0) now please at Triscombe one of you guys help me set it up right !!!! can t wait . does anyone else ride on dhx ?


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