Mountain Biking - Reducing travel on a Shiver DC
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Is there any way to do it? Has anybody done it? What problems did you have and do you recommend doing it or selling and getting a different fork?
I've had the fork for a couple of years and love it. However, I'm riding a hardtail now and would like to remove maybe an inch and a half off of it. Before people start bagging on me (that would be people that don't know me), let me tell you that I WILL break a SC if I ride one. I've been through more forks, frames and wheels in the last several years than I care to remember. So I want a burly, DC 6 inch fork for my hardtail.
06-10-04, 11:02 AM
No. You cant reduce the travel. There are burlier SC forks than the DC shiver, just so ya know. Look at an older 6" junior t.
06-10-04, 11:58 AM
2002 or 2003 jrT would do the job. (or the superT) I think they are only 6.5 travel. Or the OEM JrT Norco had made with 5.5 in travel.
But no you can't reduce travel :)
06-11-04, 12:26 AM
Ive seen people reduce the travel on Shivers. Its a custom job though. It involves taking out the spring and sawing it to a correct length. i wouldn't advise you to try it though. I will look for instructions if you really want to.
The travel in a shiver is controled by the damping cartridge which you can't get into.
Cutting the springs is a bad idea. You will lose preload adjustment as it will just extend the fork not compress the spring. Also the fork will still be able to get full travel so if you lift the wheel off the ground after an impact the fork will extend all the way and when you next land the fork will move freely through the first inch then hit the spring which will feel pretty bad.
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