Bicycle Mechanics - Shock with lockout on an older frame?
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10-11-06, 08:03 PM
I have an older Giant Warp that (as you likely know) bobs and sucks up energy.
My question is: Can I install a shock with a lockout on an old style suspension?
10-11-06, 11:35 PM
I had a Cannondale Super V that I loved except for the bob factor. I upgraded the shock with a Fox RC air shock w/lockout. Made that bike sooooo much better! You need to measure the distance between the center of the mounting bolts & see if a shock is available with the same dimensions with a lockout. I think that Fox shock was about $325 brand new 6 years ago. I'm sure you can beat that these days. The tricky part is the bushings that come with the new shock vs. what yours has now. I had to do a little work on the bushings to get it mounted.
Well worth doing in my opinion.
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