Anything new in the world of shock mounts?
TFT have “Heavy-Duty” or “Low-Friction”
I’ve used the Heavy Duty in the past and they were reliable and long lasting.
Anyone used the “Low-Friction” and care to comment?
Anything else out there to consider?Posted 4 years agoLoCoMember
IMO, best thing are the steel HD tube/ pin with a polymer eyelet bushing.
THe new low friction ones Fox and TF (race bros i think) might be a touch lighter but don’t think they last as long, also you can’t get just the eyelet bush (from fox at least not sure on TF ones) so it’s afull new kit everytime they wear, which is a bit wasteful to my mind.
From what I’ve seen the Racing Bros ones and Fox ones are the same but with different coloured eyelet bushes (blue or cream)Posted 4 years ago
I see BETD do a roller bearing as well.
Not sure I fancy a roller bearing in that application.
You might feel the reduced friction with the bike in the workstand, but I reckon 13 stone of human and rough trails will make it all move nicely anyway.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Got the TF one, I haven’t put enough miles on it to comment really, easier to fit though and has little blue bits so that’s good. Feels lower friction just moving it by hand but I’m not convinced that really matters.
Jtech do something similiar-but-different with an igus bushing, put one of those in another bike and again, no obvious difference but the shock hardware is black so that’s a massive performance boost.Posted 4 years agodaver27Member
i’ve used those roller bearing ones from enduro and believe me they make a massive MASSIVE difference to the suspension and last for ages (super easy to open and keep freshly greased) can’t recommend them enough. never worn one out and used them for the last 2+ yearsPosted 4 years ago
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