Custom air shock length?
Is it possible to have a 200×57 shock reduced down to 198×55? The reason I’m asking is that I’m considering a Mega TR, getting rid of the shock and installing offset bushings the wrong way round and then swapping in a 198×55 rp23. Should give 145ish mm of travel, assuming the tyres don’t contact the seatpost. Then I’m going to fit 150mm Pikes out front with a custom 1 degree angleset from works components, to give me roughly the same geometry as my sorely missed Mega in a package with a bit less travel and 1lb less weight.
Figure if know one builds the bike I wan’t, I’m going to bodge it.
Also, will I die a firey death?Posted 3 years ago
Reduce the shock length then put in offset bushings so the frame can accept the longer shock. The max increase in shock length offset bushings can accomorate is about 8mm, so unfortunately I couldnt fit a 200×57 shock without increasing the bb height. Then Id have the shock tuned so the suspension kinematics arent to screwed up.Posted 3 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
I think the solution here might be to buy a good condition used Mega mk1 frame and use the money you’ve saved for component upgrades to save the 1lb that seems to be the issue for which you’re prepared to go a bit bonkers.
It’s guaranteed to ride exactly how you want it and you’ll gain 5mm extra travel into the bargain…
I would like to end this saying I have one for sale, but unfortunately, my motives are simply to save you from masses of work and every likelihood of disappointment even if you do bodge it together.Posted 3 years ago
Nahh, I like bodging things…I think I will buy the frame regardless…I just wanted to hear a few thoughts on this! 🙂 130mm rear, 150mm front and a 66 degree head angle will be close to perfect for me.
I need a complete bike as I sold my old one before I got a grad job and figured I’d go 650b for no other reason than future-proofing my purchase a bit. The AM seems a bit to much with 160mm vs the 152mm travel of the mk1 when combined with it’s heavier 27.5 wheels. It’s verging on being an old school freeride bike.
Thanks again for the advice! 🙂Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
130mm rear, 150mm front and a 66 degree head angle will be close to perfect for me.
Ah another bike by numbers post, send the bike to me and I will do you a geo chart that tells you the numbers are what you want and then you will be happy. Postage and service costs only 500 quid and you can have some free magic beans 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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