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Loose shock for 05 FSR

stuart576stuart576 Posts: 52
edited April 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Got a 05 Spec FSR with an X-Fusion O2-PV shock that is loose when u lift the bike up by the saddle.

Im presuming that it is to do with the bushing type thing on the bottom of the shock. Can anyone tell me where i could get a replacement and how difficault is it to replace providing I can find a replacement?

Also how easy is it to install Avid Juicy 7 brakes or Hayes Strokers?

Lastly, what alternative rear shock could be used if I decided to change shocks?


  • milkywhitemilkywhite Posts: 534
    First place I'd try is my local specialized dealer. They should be able to supply the bushings, and they're easy to fit once you've got them.

    If you haven't got a local spesh dealer, contact spesh direct for info.

    You can use any shock with the same eye to eye length and stroke length.

    If the brakes come pre-bled and ready to go then it should be a case of bolt them on and go...possibly with the use of some adaptors to convert between post/IS mount types. Also some shims for the spacing maybe (only from what I've read...I've never fitted a set myself).

    Nicklouse is the person to ask, although he'll probably point you in the direction of the park tools or sheldon brown websites.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    how to fit a Avid brake

    other brakes ... Field2.y=9

    get the bushes/ mounting hard ware sorted at point of sale or MOJO no point changing shock it will not make any difference.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • milkywhitemilkywhite Posts: 534
    See...told ya :wink:
  • stuart576stuart576 Posts: 52
    Cheers all!
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