Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-10, 10:47 PM   #1
psychlyst
I eat paste...
Thread Starter
 
psychlyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa Bay,Flo-reee-dah!
Bikes: '03 Serotta C III road,Cannondale R600 road,Gary Fisher Tassajara mtb,Specialized FSR XC Pro mtb,Trek 720 commuter
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Need Rear Shock advice for specializrd FSR'06

Hi all...the crappy Fox Triad on my '06 Specialized FSR XC has given up the ghost...shop said it's time to replace...I'm looking for something under $200 as funds are tight...need something dependable,I ride mostly singletrack with lots of roots.Any recommendations?I know I have to stick to the 6.5x1.5 sizing,but can I look at another brand of shock?Someone offered me a used(10 hrs. of riding) Rock Shox Monarch 4.2 in my size...heard mixed reviews(doesn't hold air,etc.)...feedback/suggestions please!
psychlyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-10, 12:26 AM   #2
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
You're in luck - - that's a very common shock size. Start hunting eBay.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-10, 10:15 AM   #3
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychlyst View Post
Hi all...the crappy Fox Triad on my '06 Specialized FSR XC has given up the ghost...shop said it's time to replace...I'm looking for something under $200 as funds are tight...need something dependable,I ride mostly singletrack with lots of roots.Any recommendations?I know I have to stick to the 6.5x1.5 sizing,but can I look at another brand of shock?Someone offered me a used(10 hrs. of riding) Rock Shox Monarch 4.2 in my size...heard mixed reviews(doesn't hold air,etc.)...feedback/suggestions please!
I think Push can rebuild your Triad better than new. Do a google search for Push Industries and look at the price for the rebuild and compare with an Ebay shock to see if it's worth it.
__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-10, 05:16 PM   #4
Fred Smedley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Bikewagon.com
Fred Smedley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-10, 02:42 AM   #5
DirtPedalerB
unofficial roadie
 
DirtPedalerB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Out in the woods you see
Bikes: 2004 Marin bobcat trail, 2006 trek fuel ex7, 2007 iron horse road bike
Posts: 1,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Make sure to budget in some overpriced mounting hardware if you change brands
DirtPedalerB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-10, 08:57 AM   #6
Deshi 
Senior Member
 
Deshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Bikes: 1990 Waterford Paramount, 1986 Pinarello Pista 195? Raleigh 3sp, 2001 Surly 1x1, 2014 Canfield N9, 2015 Canfield Balance, 2013 Rocky Mtn Flatline, 2012 Intense SS2, 2014 Transition Klunker, + more!
Posts: 1,616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your looking at $120 for a complete rebuild, air canister and dampener, through Push. Id say go that route. It will most likely be the cheapest route because new mounting hardware will not need to be purchased.

This is whats included from Push.

Complete external inspection
Complete disassembly
Complete cleaning and inspection of all internal parts
Performance Urethane Shaft Seal Installed
O-Rings Replaced
Oil Viscosity and Volume set using premium Maxima Racing Shock Fluids.
Complete reassembly
Nitrogen gas fill
Eyelet DU Bushings replaced
Air sleeve seals replaced
All shock functions are checked by technician utilizing a hand dyno
Secondary Technician review of all shock functions is completed
PUSH Factory Rebuild decal applied
Settings card filled out by Technician and signed
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

Last edited by Deshi; 12-19-10 at 11:06 AM.
Deshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 11:07 AM   #7
Deshi 
Senior Member
 
Deshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Bikes: 1990 Waterford Paramount, 1986 Pinarello Pista 195? Raleigh 3sp, 2001 Surly 1x1, 2014 Canfield N9, 2015 Canfield Balance, 2013 Rocky Mtn Flatline, 2012 Intense SS2, 2014 Transition Klunker, + more!
Posts: 1,616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also which bike is it? Is it a Stumpjumper, XC Comp,...?

I do remember the XC using a proprietary eye to eye size. A 6.5 would work but it was not optimal. Just something to keep in mind.

EDIT: It was not the eye to eye that was an odd size. It is the stroke of the shock. The 2006 FSR xc's use a 1.6" stroke. Not a 1.5". I would still suggest just having yours rebuilt by Push. Eliminates all headache.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

Last edited by Deshi; 12-19-10 at 11:12 AM.
Deshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 05:17 PM   #8
Rutnick
Senior Member
 
Rutnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,892
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yep....the FSR uses an odd stroke. You can get it rebuilt by PUSH. about a 14 day turnaround start to finish or you can buy the gasket/washer kit from I think Jenson or Fox directly and rebuild it yourself. Yes, it's that easy. I think there are videos on Fox or You Tube showing you how. It's pretty each if there isn't any damage other than gaskets and washer. I think you need to buy a pack of the lube to lube the gaskets and put in the shock.
Rutnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:04 PM   #9
Deshi 
Senior Member
 
Deshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Bikes: 1990 Waterford Paramount, 1986 Pinarello Pista 195? Raleigh 3sp, 2001 Surly 1x1, 2014 Canfield N9, 2015 Canfield Balance, 2013 Rocky Mtn Flatline, 2012 Intense SS2, 2014 Transition Klunker, + more!
Posts: 1,616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Push does a dampener rebuild as well which the consumer can not do because the dampener is nitrogen charged. An air can rebuild is very simple. Just make sure to not scratch any of the sealing surfaces with the pic when removing the seals.

Id still recommend going through Push because by the sounds of it, this shock has never been services so a full service would be very good for it and pull more life out of the shock.

Also, the Fox seal kits come with a small pack of Float Fluid so no extra fluid would need to be purchased.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

Last edited by Deshi; 12-19-10 at 10:09 PM.
Deshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-10, 10:11 PM   #10
psychlyst
I eat paste...
Thread Starter
 
psychlyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa Bay,Flo-reee-dah!
Bikes: '03 Serotta C III road,Cannondale R600 road,Gary Fisher Tassajara mtb,Specialized FSR XC Pro mtb,Trek 720 commuter
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for responses,I'm going to send to Push...best value I see and great reviews on their services...thanx for input!
psychlyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:31 AM.