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Old 09-26-06, 04:19 PM   #1
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1995 Amp Research service kit

I have recently dusted down my steed from years gone by, and after a quick tweak and new tyres, all is working fine, except for the suspension.

The seals have gone on both the shock units, and they are need of a service. I'm waiting on a response back from Amp Research themselves, but I am also thinking about a replacment shock. I've been off the scene for about 5 years, so I need to know what is recommended for a heavyweight (230lb) cross country rider?

Any help would be great thanks!
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Old 09-26-06, 06:24 PM   #2
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You can still get parts for that parallelogram suspension?....I didn't realize they were still in business.
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I'd say if you can't get parts direct from Amp Research, you're probably out of luck as far as rebuilding the original suspension components if the bike is a full suspension with the AR linkage suspension fork and AR rear shock; that's proprietary stuff, right?...........As for the front fork, if it's compatible with the bike, I'd try and find an old Marzocchi Z-2 (atom bomb, atom race, etc.) on ebay. They're very durable, and the rebuild kits are still available at Cambria Bicycle Outfitters I think. As for the rear shock, I don't know what would work on that bike other than the stock shock, you'd have to research it or ask AR. Good luck-

edit: out of curiosity, I checked Cambria's website, and they carry a few AMP suspension parts. It doesn't look like they've got what you need, but it makes me wonder if you could order other AMP parts through your LBS. Worth a try, anyway-

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