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    TrekDualSuspension Freak!
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    Rock shox ario rear shock

    I measured my rear shock on my trek y26 and i got 6 and 3/4 inches. I want to put a rock shox ario air shock with lockout for those hard climbs. Is there anywhere i can buy online? I can get it locally for $245, but im sure i can get it online cheaper. Can somebody help me out? Also am i making the right decision with this rear shock? I saw others with lockout feature a lot more expensive! What you guys think.

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    To be brutally honest you're throwing money doen a rat hole. Save your money and buy a better bike: the Y26 really isn't worth it. It's good for learning, but it will never be a performance machine like you want.
    I'm sorry about it sounding harsh but I'm not going to lie and tell you that buying an expensive part for this frame is going to be worth it for you. That's not how I operate

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    Its not worth it on that bike.....but if you want to go through with it, contact Trek. Get all the measurements, and make sure it'll fit.

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    i just am intrested in the lockout feature. I just bought this bike and am not going to buy another. My question was is the shock good? Will it fit? The rear shock says it will fit 6.5 x 1.5, I measured 6 3/4 but i used a crappy ruler from a leatherman. I happen to like the y26, i felt good riding on diffrent trails here. I ran with guys with big expensive bikes and ones with x mart bikes. I just need some help on uphill, lockout feature would be great. Next bike ill get will be one of those expensive bikes. Aint nothing wrong with hooking my current bike up. Its all in fun. If the lockout works i know it would help.

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    I just upgraded my rear shock to a 5th element air and I only paid 170.00 for it.Check around,I got mine on MTBR and you could check ebay.If you could get the 5th air you wont need a lock out,it seems to be a really good shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelii
    i just am intrested in the lockout feature. I just bought this bike and am not going to buy another. My question was is the shock good? Will it fit? The rear shock says it will fit 6.5 x 1.5, I measured 6 3/4 but i used a crappy ruler from a leatherman. I happen to like the y26, i felt good riding on diffrent trails here. I ran with guys with big expensive bikes and ones with x mart bikes. I just need some help on uphill, lockout feature would be great. Next bike ill get will be one of those expensive bikes. Aint nothing wrong with hooking my current bike up. Its all in fun. If the lockout works i know it would help.
    Not going to argue with you. It's your money. I personally think you're wasting you time and money on a antiquated design that wasn't that great to start with. But what do I know? I only wrench for a living

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    Yeah...too bad you dont ride too. and yes, that was a BLATANT burn.

    As I said earlier, call Trek and ask them about the sizing on the rear shock. You might even be able to find the specs on the website for it. Have fun with the bike, and try sitting forward on the seat a bit more, it helped me with my last bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Not going to argue with you. It's your money. I personally think you're wasting you time and money on a antiquated design that wasn't that great to start with. But what do I know? I only wrench for a living
    Raiyn, understood, all i know is that the rear shock bobs more than i want it to. With the lockout wont it at least stop the bob so i can climb easier? I think the bike is great on most terrain especially downhill. Whats with the design that you dont like? Whats antiquated about it, how old is the design? Why would they still make it? Why wont the shock help? Please explain to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjRider04
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    Thought you were supposed to have me on your ignore list. I also thought you were warned against that sort of comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by adelii
    Raiyn, understood, all i know is that the rear shock bobs more than i want it to. With the lockout wont it at least stop the bob so i can climb easier? I think the bike is great on most terrain especially downhill. Whats with the design that you dont like? Whats antiquated about it, how old is the design? Why would they still make it? Why wont the shock help? Please explain to me.
    This will explain most of it
    http://www.users.bigpond.com/cool386/trek/trek.htm

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    Im not going to ignore somebody that can actually have good posts at times, but they already said they wanted to keep the bike, and you already said to trash it....no point in repeating yourself. Of course I was warned, ive been warned quite a few times ontop of that. After all, this is the internet and I can always just create a new account aye mate.

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    You just gave me a article that says that if you put a lockout feature on the bike PROBLEM SOLVED! to be exact it states:

    "These days it's all multipoint linkages and the bike frames resemble that used by hardtails. This is unfortunate, because with a lockout rear shock, the pogo stick effect can be eliminated. Note the Y33 in the above pic has a remote control to lock the rear shock. Problem solved."

    You just convinced me to get the shock with lockout. Thanks! Now where to buy? I want a new shock. Any online stores?

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    Yeah that totally explains why only the low end bikes use the URT design these days. Your call.
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    Its a low end bike, i know this. Thats why im making it better. The design had only one problem just like they explained in the article.
    Porque no me hablas en ingles? Tienes miedo decir me halgo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adelii
    Its a low end bike, i know this. Thats why im making it better. The design had only one problem just like they explained in the article.
    Porque no me hablas en ingles? Tienes miedo decir me halgo?
    No hablaba con usted en español. Hablaba con usted en latín

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    This has become very strange.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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