Can I convert Rock Shox Recon Solo Air 100mm to 120mm?

MaseW Posts: 20
edited February 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
I have an 09 Commencal Combi Delux and intend to use the parts to build a Ragley Piglet. I have heard the Recon fork (certain years) can easily be extended by the removal of spacers. I would like 120-130mm. Can anyone give me details?


  • Clark3y
    Clark3y Posts: 129

    Do that, but take the spacer out instead of putting it in. If there are no spacers then it can't be raised.
  • MaseW
    MaseW Posts: 20
    Thanks Clark3y.
    Looks simple enough. Howecer, I have heard not all years of Recon have spacers. To save me dismantling the fork, does anyone know which don't?
  • Clark3y
    Clark3y Posts: 129
    It's the SL or Race, or both. Cut down stanchions to save weight hence can't be extended.
    I don't know which specific ones, it takes 2 minutes to pull the spring assy out to find out though.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    it depends on what Commencal asked for.

    open it and see.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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