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    bad idea to raise bb?

    Would it be a bad idea to purchase a longer shock with the same travel to raise my bb. Im always banging my pedals on rocks climbing technical trials and it kills your momentum. I do not not want to increase my rear travel since the shock has hte same travel i just would like to lower the bb a bit. My bike has 1 inch clearance for a longer shock.

    If not is there another way to reduce banging the pedals on rocks. I think my cranks are already 170 and not 175mm. When i set the preload high i hit the rocks a lot less but then its basicly inactive. It barely sags when i sit on it.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Yes it would be. By putting in a longer shock you are going to be voiding the warranty. Raising the bottom bracket is going to make the frame to be as flexy as a wet noodle. And where there is flex, there is going to be a crack eventually.
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    How much sag do you get in the rear shock? What sort of pressure range can you live with?

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    by raising the bb height you also lose some handling on the bike.

    current ride: 2003 norco vps fluid 3.0 (custom build).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey
    How much sag do you get in the rear shock? What sort of pressure range can you live with?
    ITs a coil shock but i heard you should give your shock 1/3 sag. Is this not correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgowo
    ITs a coil shock but i heard you should give your shock 1/3 sag. Is this not correct?
    it's generally between 20-30%. but it really depends on the type of riding you're doing. you should check your shock manual to see what they recommend you set the sag at.
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    its a noleen coil over with only preload adj. I dont think the bike came with a shock manual unless its in the bike manual. Ill check when i get off work today. When i get more funds im going to purchase a new one anyhow. one with at least a rebound adj. But ill make sure its the same size
    THanks for the replies.

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    A new shock would almost be the price of that bike....and kinda pointless. Not raggin on ya at all, I had a 2002 K2 Launch...good little bike. 12.3 inches is REALLY low, you could just buy a newer bike

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    Ya i know. When i said get a new one i meant new to me. I was just going to wait till i see a used one for cheap on ebay. Id be dumb to spend 300-400 on a new shock when I spent 400$ on the bike I already need to purchase a new front wheel since i bent it already. So just going to get a decent set for around 150$ And i can use them for what ever bike i have if and when i get a new one.

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