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Old 12-31-09, 09:23 PM   #1
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Replace Rear Shock With Solid Bar?

Hey gang, I have a Specialized FSR XC Comp and I really don't need a rear shock, even "locking it out" with the little dial still allows about 1/2" of travel. I have slicks on this bike and just ride around town. Does anybody make a solid bar or link that can replace the shock and make my rear end rigid?

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Old 12-31-09, 09:57 PM   #2
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Hey gang, I have a Specialized FSR XC Comp and I really don't need a rear shock, even "locking it out" with the little dial still allows about 1/2" of travel. I have slicks on this bike and just ride around town. Does anybody make a solid bar or link that can replace the shock and make my rear end rigid?

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I think you may move the stresses around and break something. Call manf first or preferably sell the FS to someone who wants that and buy a hardtail. Happy New Year.
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Old 12-31-09, 10:56 PM   #3
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That's a terrible idea... you're going to damage the pivots that hold the shock with excessive force. If you really want a hardtail, just buy a cheap hardtail frame.
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It's too bad your on the other coast. I would trade you my Stumpy HT.
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i found two solid aluminum parts that would work:

simple solution

if your feeling flashy
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sell the bike and get a hardtail, buy upgrades with money left over. don't make it more difficult than it really is.
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OK, I'll follow all the advice about trading my bike for a hardtail, thanks!
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OK, I'll follow all the advice about trading my bike for a hardtail, thanks!
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I'll trade you a Cannondale F400 frame for your FSR XC....
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