hey guys, i just bought a giant nrs and within 3 weeks the rear shock was having leakdown problems (rock shock sid). I brought it back to the shop and they sent it back to have it rebuilt without any questions. The problem i'm having is that I'm stuck without a bike until it gets replaced. I cant complain too much, because the owner let me use his personal xtc hardtail last weekend (it was sweet). What i'm wanting to know is have any of you seen a replacement link of some kind to take the place of the rear shock and make the bike rideable until i get the shock back? I know i coult build one without any problems, but i was wondering if it you have any adverse effects on the rear suspension bushings. If you guys have any experience or guesses let me know. thanks in advance.
Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Originally Posted by michaelyons
i think your right, maybe i should just get a really chaep shock for situations like this. any other suggestions.
You could measure your eyelet to eyelet and then head down to *-Mart to buy one of those $75 dual-suspension "bikes". Find one that's close and buy it for the shock. It's guaranteed to suck but if you can stand pogo'ing all over the place then maybe it's worth it. Note that I will not drink my own Kool-Aid in this case.