Shock Stroke Vs Spring Stroke

Postby jeremyb on Sat 29/Jan/05 11:54am

I'm glad I bothered to find out the stroke of the shock on Caidee's bike as I stupidly assumed it was the same as the spring, now that I think about it of course it wouldn't be or the spring would bottom on itself.... duh... slap me now Dougal!

Great spring rate calculator here:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t ... lator+V5.0

As we thought it needs about a 100lb lighter spring, time to order :)
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Postby Percy Pig on Sat 29/Jan/05 12:09pm

The spring is usually labeled with the shock stroke that its for.

Mine is a 2.8 inch stroke shock,spring is labeled 450x2.8. :)
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Postby jeremyb on Sat 29/Jan/05 12:27pm

INCORRECT!

Caidee's says 500x2.8 yet Kona says it's a 2.5" stroke shock!

Check dis:

http://www.konaworld.com/tech/technical ... detail.xls

2004 Stab Primo Fox Vanilla DH 2.75" 70mm Stroke
2005 Stinky Fox Vanilla DHX 2.5" 63mm Stroke
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Postby Percy Pig on Sat 29/Jan/05 12:38pm

Aiee curamba!

Alllrighty then,I forgetted the preload bit they add. :blush:

Ooops. :)

Hey have you got that spring calculator in Emailable form,cos I cant get it to work,cos I am html incompetent!
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Postby jeremyb on Sat 29/Jan/05 12:40pm

It only seems to work in internet explorer, just scroll down the page and enter the values in the box :)
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Postby Percy Pig on Sat 29/Jan/05 12:44pm

I did that,saved it to disc etc just like the instructions said,but it wont work!

Comes up with Nah or sommat instead of numbers.. :hmmm:
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Postby Percy Pig on Sat 29/Jan/05 12:49pm

Ok,DONT PANIC!! :eh:

Copied url into exploder,now it works. :crazy:

Oh and it says I have the right spring,which I already knew,itsa much better calculator than that other one we saw a while ago. :)
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Postby Dougal on Sat 29/Jan/05 1:22pm

Okay.

That calculator is for checking your spring rate.
I've made a spreadsheet one to calculate the rate of a given spring if the numbers have worn off. Comes in handy :cool:
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Postby jeremyb on Sat 29/Jan/05 3:10pm

:lol:

We've ordered a 400x2.55 as some of the larger frames stinky's have a 2.55... maybe they don't do a 2.55 in lighter weights, who knows... should find out on monday :)
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Postby Dougal on Sat 29/Jan/05 3:21pm

jeremyb wrote::lol:

We've ordered a 400x2.55 as some of the larger frames stinky's have a 2.55... maybe they don't do a 2.55 in lighter weights, who knows... should find out on monday :)


Should be sweet. Does this mean you've got a 500lb spring for sale? :eh:

How's the DHX going? They're supposed to be the best rear shock ever. But I've yet to ride one. :(
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Postby jeremyb on Sat 29/Jan/05 7:47pm

Hopefully we're getting an exchange ;)

Seems to be a nice shock, I haven't really had a decent ride on it yet, but will definately report back :)
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