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Full suss rear shock replacement question

ashleymp777ashleymp777 Posts: 1,212
edited December 2010 in MTB general
Having only recently just got my 1st full suss I'm wondering, do many people change the rear shock for something different after a while? And for what?

Just interested to find out to be honest!

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    nope and why bother.

    may be get it tuned if you are not one of the standard norm.
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  • ashleymp777ashleymp777 Posts: 1,212
    Ok, daft question approaching - what will 'tuning it' deliver?
  • milfredomilfredo Posts: 322
    I guess you could if the current shock was low on adjustability and you were not getting on with it's limitations then there is always the change or upgrade route.

    What have you got on your current bike and what do you use it for?
  • weescottweescott Posts: 453
    I have in the past and no doubt will again the future. Just because a shock came with a frame does not mean it's the best option. Examples being air shocks on Hecklers or the complete **** Specialized AFR shock on....anything.


    Tuning a shock can involve a few things, but in short it's set up to work better, more mid stroke support if needed, tuned for your weight/riding style, better damping....etc. etc..
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    If it's standard it's an RP23, nothing wrong with that.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Ok, daft question approaching - what will 'tuning it' deliver?

    you wont have to have the adjusters maxed out.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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