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2009 stumpjumper rear shock.

GordybabyGordybaby Posts: 9
edited February 2017 in MTB workshop & tech
I have recently brought a 2009 stumpy elite frame that came with no rear shock. I have a fox ctd 185x50 but understand the original shock was 184x44. Does anybody no if I will have any issues running a 5mm longer stroke? Or do I need to search out an original size one. Also does anyone no why width the bushes need to be.

Any information would be greatly received


  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,820
    6mm stroke equates to an increase of about 13%. That's a lot of extra rear wheel travel and may lead to the rear tyre catching the frame.

    There are a few 184 x 44 (7.25" x 1.75") shocks for sale on eBay.

    If you don't want to buy a new shock then you could ask Mojo if it is possible to reduce the travel of the Fox CTD shock you have by the addition of a spacer.
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  • Thanks for that think I'm going to send it back to chain reaction and buy one iv just seen on ebay.
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    See this thread of mine from Late December.
    I needed to replace my Fox Triad rear shock on my 2009 Stumpjumer FSR elite and had similar questions.
    I ended up buying a 2016 Fox DPS performance shock from Germany as per the final posts.

    Re. Bushes, I got mine from TFTuned. See their guide ... ks-a-guide
    I checked my order history and I bought the following which fitted perfectly
    *****2 x Heavy Duty Mount Kit 12.7mm M8 8x15.8 @ GBP 12.50 (GBP 25.00)******
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    here is the link to - €200 - ... 4mm-585300
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