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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?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
    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?

    Thanks!
    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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    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.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    OK, I'll follow all the advice about trading my bike for a hardtail, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
    OK, I'll follow all the advice about trading my bike for a hardtail, thanks!
    good boy.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    I'll trade you a Cannondale F400 frame for your FSR XC....
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