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    I've seen older full suspension bikes with an extra cable adjustment to lockout the rear
    shock on the fly. can I still buy one of those shocks?

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    My 04 Fox Float RL has a lockout lever. You might want to check and see if they offer anything in your fitment.

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    Probably talking about something like the Fox Alps 5r? I vaguely remember the big reason for those types of shocks, suspension forks etc, was the very good chance that the locking mechanism, will over time stop locking, or the shock started to spring leaks, since the fluid in lock out had no place to flow when it got a big hit. I remember the lock out features on those types of shocks and forks like the headshock on mine moved from a full lock to a real high damped mode instead, to compensate for the reliability issues.

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    just try me!! bobflyer's Avatar
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    tony ellsworth said something like this "a well desidned frame does not need a rear lockout" and i find that true on a turner flux using ICT technology from ellsworth..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nos
    Probably talking about something like the Fox Alps 5r? I vaguely remember the big reason for those types of shocks, suspension forks etc, was the very good chance that the locking mechanism, will over time stop locking, or the shock started to spring leaks, since the fluid in lock out had no place to flow when it got a big hit. I remember the lock out features on those types of shocks and forks like the headshock on mine moved from a full lock to a real high damped mode instead, to compensate for the reliability issues.
    just a correction, the headshock has full lockout. the lever at the top turns a cylinder in the oil cartridge that prevents oil from moving period. an interesting tidbit about those forks is that the most common cause for travel on lockout is the bearings creeping out of alignment. it's pretty simple to fix, too. if you have the c-dale tools.

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