Mountain Biking - which shox to get for this project
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09-06-09, 05:43 PM
hello everyone, im from Vancouver BC and i'm trying to build a custom motorcycle. i know it has nothing to do with bicycles but i need everyones expertience on this one. im building a custom front end for my motorcycle which utilizes a bike shock. my question is, which shocks do you guys suggest would work well for this design
here's a few pictures of what im planning on doing.
i was told to get Fox DHX 5.0, would that work?
i need a shocks that is short, good rebound, tunable, bottom out protection and reliable
Dayammmm...that's PIMP enough for a sticky! (and it has a motor:lol:)
DHX 5.0 coil would be gr8...IMO
09-06-09, 06:16 PM
whats is the shortest DHX 5.0?
there is on here locally for sale but it has a measurement of 9" eye to eye. i need something shorter than that.
I'm actually doing all this from my phone...so I will just guide you to
09-06-09, 07:54 PM
so whats the difference between that DHX series and the VAN series of the Fox shox?
09-06-09, 08:04 PM
What is the travel of the front fork on yo bike? Linkage ratio? Most bike shocks are set up for a certain amount of travel/ to stroke ratio at a limited weight for the rider. the DHX 5.0 is about 2.75 inches of stroke to accomplish 5.5 inches of travel
09-06-09, 08:06 PM
Is that the next episode of American Chopper?
09-06-09, 08:08 PM
And yet I see a fifth element coil on the first pic? How did that work? You probably know more about your own question than people here can answer.
Is that the next episode of American Chopper?Doubt it. NOT choppers. Much cooler: retro echoes of the old board-trackers.
Cyrus - - I would have said that no bike shock has enough spring to suspend the front of one; but, as B2B noted, the one is a 5th Elelement so I stand corrected. Personally, I'd go with an Avalanche (http://www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/products.html). Your choices are greater for length-to-stroke . . . plus there's just a certain cache' to an Avy anyway.
09-06-09, 08:38 PM
What about a Cane Creek Double Barrell? It's an Ohlins shock and can be built to what you need.
^^Better answer than mine. Good recommend, 66.
09-06-09, 08:43 PM
And now I stand corrected.
09-06-09, 09:40 PM
Love the brakes on the green one!
09-06-09, 10:55 PM
can anyone explain to me how does the stroke work?
whats the relationship of the stroke and length?
09-08-09, 12:55 PM
Not sure what you were asking for so I let others take a crack at it. What exactly do you want to know? Typical stroke per eye-to-eye length? In Fox, a short (6.5" eye-to-eye) shock often has a 1½" stroke (used to be a very common shock size), then it goes up from there. An 8¾ shock will be 2¾ or 2½. To get 3" stroke, you're looking at a 9½" eye-to-eye typically. Does that help?
This page fronm Fox shows you the lengths/strokes of the DHX coil:
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