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Old 03-25-11, 06:33 AM   #1
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Jetstream P8 2007 - rear shock options

I picked up a second hand 2007 Jetstream last night for a very good price. Looking at it today all seems to be in good order except the chain, for which I've ordered a replacement.
Going through old threads I can see that my first observation is a general sentiment amongst users: the rear shock is stiff. I don't know anything about shock units, I've never had a FS bike before. Thor used to have a specific replacement for this particular Jetstream model on his site, I don't think it's there anymore. Which implies that after the 2008 frame re-design a different length shock was used, allowing greater interchangeability.

If I wanted to change the rear shock what would my options be? It appears to be 125mm.
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Old 03-25-11, 08:20 AM   #2
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Cane Creek used to make a short short one for the bike, but I bought the last ones and they are gone ...sorry ...
(it was an airshock )
there should be some shocks coming from taiwan available in that length .... you might dig a little deeper

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Old 03-25-11, 08:42 AM   #3
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I know Kindshock make a few in that size and there's one UK retailer.

Any general advice regarding rear shocks? Given that I'm not riding down cliff faces or anything like that, what type tends to strike the best balance for potholey road riding/gravel etc.?
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