mounting a shock the right way round on the frame…
Its the lower shock eyelet thats fixed. Another silly Specialized shock design.
Gonzy is that a new shock from Push?
It wont fit the other way round as current shape Enduros have a key in the lower shock mount. The Fox one will be done at the factory, the RS one will have been machined to fit the key. It is machined at that end because that part is easy to remove from the rest of the shock and a lot cheaper than the stanchion if they bugger it up.Posted 4 years ago
sorry guys but the images above were for illustration purposes only…i dont own those bikes…
the shock in question is a rock shox monarch rl and it going on the bike below…
i’ve fitted the shock to the bike but at the moment the shock face the same direction as the shock on the red and black frame…just wanted to know is this the wrong way around or would it be better to have it the other way round…Posted 4 years agopatriotproMember
^^^^The S-Works one has it fitted upside down^^^^Posted 4 years ago
If the spacing is the same you can just undo the shock bolts and turn it the other way round.
the spacing isnt the same on the frame…so i’ll have to drift out the mounts from the shock eyelets and install them the other way around…i was hoping that i would be able to get away with it as it is…Posted 4 years ago
they’ve replicated the way that the old shock was mounted
to be honest i bought the frame second hand and the shock came facing that way even though the manufacturers images show the shock to be facing the same way as in nick1962’s image….
the shock on my frame was pretty much borked as the rebound didnt work properly and the reservoir was leaky…so i dont know how well it would perform in that position from before…
Can you reach the controls?
i can reach the controls for the new shock with it facing either way…if i couldnt i’d understand but seeing as i can i’m now wondering if it would be better the other way round
It doesn’t look as good but won’t affect performance if your happy then leave it as it is.
i’ve still yet to take it for a test ride so i guess i should try it like this to see how it rides first…Posted 4 years ago
got the call that my new air shock had finally landed at my LBS…when i got there they fitted the correct mounting hardware but did it so that the shaft would be at the front and the can towards the rear of the frame similar to the picture below…
the guys at the shop said it shouldn’t really matter but what it the general opinion of the STW massive on this?Posted 4 years agondthorntonMember
Not really, all of the oil is inside the stanchion so its not really going to make much difference if any at all.
The difference may be marginal but its still a difference so why mount it incorrectly for no reason??
…and it will definitely wear out quicker which is more importantPosted 4 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
I’m sure that’s better – the only thing moving now is the cylinder and the oil/air.
Previously it was everything else, valving and more weight.
I’d guess the previous way round might have not performed as well, and perhaps starved the outer seals/foam rings of oil.
Did it take long?Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
ndthornton – Member
…and it will definitely wear out quicker which is more important
Doubt it tbh, the oil doesn’t just sit at the bottom of the shock, it gets flung around constantly and coats everything thoroughly. Only difference will be that the seal isn’t bathed while the bike’s parked, though with the shock at such an angle most of it won’t be regardless of what way up the bike is. No different to a fork.Posted 4 years ago
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