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Monarch R replacement are most shoxs the same diamentions

BOSSNUT.DAVEBOSSNUT.DAVE Posts: 102
edited June 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hello, Bossnut has a failed rear shox, I can buy a reduced Fox CRD shox new for the price of having the Sram Monarch R serviced. But will it be a straight swap out?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fox- ... prod152399

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fox- ... prod152322

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fox- ... prod152314

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fox- ... prod152323

Cheers everyone Dave.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Nope all different sizes. The two Trek specific ones won't fit, AFAIK, as they have a different mounting system. The pretty gold one is out of stock, so as long as your length is around 184/185mm, and the stroke is about 44 or 45mm. It should fit. Whether it's the right tune is anyone's guess.

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  • BOSSNUT.DAVEBOSSNUT.DAVE Posts: 102
    Cheers, I did think it would be like that. Its only to replace the Sram Monarch R. Think it would be safer to upgrade with a Sram item then.

    cooldad wrote:
    Nope all different sizes. The two Trek specific ones won't fit, AFAIK, as they have a different mounting system. The pretty gold one is out of stock, so as long as your length is around 184/185mm, and the stroke is about 44 or 45mm. It should fit. Whether it's the right tune is anyone's guess.

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  • BOSSNUT.DAVEBOSSNUT.DAVE Posts: 102
    Plan B has happened quickly. I've googled about a bit and come across the option that it's possible to convert/uprate a Sram Monarch R to an Monarch RT3.
    Has anyone else done this?
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    only real difference in in the three LSC compression settings. I personally don't see it as an upgrade. have a look at the Manitou McLeod
  • mark_fogelmark_fogel Posts: 158
    I am in a similar situation and looking to upgrade my Monarch R, there is nothing wrong with it really but I just want a more efficient pedalling bike. The Monarch R doesn't really offer much adjustment apart from rebound.

    Whats Manitou McLeod like? I have never seen it before and its quite cheap to buy on the Rose Bikes website so could be a good deal.

    Also can anyone help with shock tunes? My Monarch tune is MH however I cannot find an RT3 with same tune only MM or ML3 are available... any idea whats the difference and how they feel?

    Cheers,
    Mark
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    The Monarch Rt3 is quite a lot better than the R. It's a lot less harsh.
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