I've got a 7" shock on my Blur XC and I suspect it is too short. According to the Blur XC specs it's got; 12.8" BB height, mine's 11.8" 16.9" chainstays, mine are 17.2" 29.6" standover, mine's 28.5"
This is all with no sag on the shock and with 130mm instead of the recommended 105mm forks. I only realised when I went to swap the shock off my old Blur frame as a quick way of replacing the bushes and found that it was half an inch longer at 7.5". I've been riding it like this for months without noticing anything wrong. 😳
It looks like the 7.5" shock is the right one. I tried it and all the measurements look about right now, as does the angle of the rear shock link. I don't know how I never spotted it was angled too far forwards before. 200mm would be too long. The rear link would be angled back too far and would contact the frame.
Posted 10 years ago
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