Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Breamy, Feb 11, 2006.
That Tues... So much want
Is anyone clued up on rear shocks?
I have a Specialized Status 1 from last year, but to be blunt about it, Im too bloody fat for the spring! It has a X-Fusion Vector with 450lb spring on it just now - sized 8.75x2.75".
Can you just slap on any old spring that will fit? Cant find any X-Fusion springs. Failing that (and I'm secretly hoping this will happen) if I replace the entire shock with a Fox of some incarnation, would it need to be exactly the same size, or would similar size shocks still fit?
A spring is a spring. As long as you buy the correct length (2.75") and inside diameter (yours is around 36.5mm)
Basically any fox / bos / cane creek / nukeproof etc will fit (the only spring that has a larger ID is the ones for the Vivid / Avalanche )
Go on, treat yourself
Im considering going from an air rear shock to a coil spring on the Remedy.. anyone else done a similar conversion and was it for the best?
A coils gonna suck on the climbs but better on descents i suppose.
Whats the reason for change?
Edit: if i had the moola i'd have a coil for uplift days fo shizzle. But for trail riding hell naw
I have a coil shock and an air shock for my Reign - not tried the coil yet mind you.
Side note - man I'm loving the Reign. Just far too much fun trying to get squirly on it in the crappy weather
Put my order in today for these bauties - been delayed a month though
Given you a follow on instragram^^^
WTF are you talking about? Coil can be better on climbs depending on what you are riding and where you are riding
Best flat pedals for around £50?
How can a coil be better for climbing? Its heavier, if setup for its intended use of downhill will be bobbin like a rabbit and have no lockout/pro pedal
Westcott only has terrible air shock / only had terrible air shocks.
He has a ccdb on his Tracer 2, which has better traction than the vile RP23 that came with it
Plus scottish, shouldnt of replyed
My current shock doesn't have lock out any-ways so climbing is always compromised. I don't know really, only asking if anyone else has done it.
Got to be superstar http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/shop/mountain/mountain-drivetrain/mountain-pedals/ but nukeproof and shimano saints are up there as well.
im loving the saints now ive removed the pin spacers and added in all of the extras. before that they were a bit slippy on the five tens.
Haha, all my mates who had / have them said they don't know why on earth it took them that long to take it off.
Bike Park Wales
So I'm going down on Wednesday and staying over with 2 tickets booked for Thursday 26th - with uplift.
My mate has just bailed on me so I have a spare ticket for anyone that's interested in going?
If my car hadn't broke, and totally undrivable until Thursday I would've came
Nick, drop MrKnifey a trust message. He may be interested... Id come as I'm only 10mins away but can't get the time off work
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