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Old 07-28-13, 03:21 PM
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another giant trance x to monarch rt3 upgrade Thread

after reading almost all i found on the net about 'giant trance x4 2012' rear shock upgrade to a 'rockshox monarch rt3'
i think the only thing i managed to understand is that my current Giant rear shock is a 7.25 x 1.75 which is the same as
184x44mm, but i saw somewhere that 184x44mm is 7.24x1.73?(does it matter?)
beside that i saw there were many other parameters like the High/Med/Low compression tunes according to the leverage ratio,
and the volume etc.
and that i might need to get this? >> http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id275.html (is it a must?)
and this a guy that had this issue with his trance x4 2009: "bottom pin that attaches the suspension to the Maestro system won't go through the Monarch's bottom hole."
on the bottom line;what do i get?
I'm 65 k"g (143 pounds),i ride mostly in the city(stairs, sidewalks) but want to do trails too.
i have a 140 mm fork(so the leverage ratio probably defers from the factory specifications).
i mostly want the shock to feel comfortable(plush).
anyone with previous experience?
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Old 07-28-13, 07:46 PM
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You don't need the Enduro bits at all, but they are nice. If you get 'em, you only need it for the top. It replaces the regular eyelet bushing.The bottom one for the Maestro bikes (at least that one) doesn't use a bushing - the big ass pivot bolt goes through the shock eye on its own. It actually works really well. The guy who was saying it didin't fit was likely trying to put the pivot bolt through without removing the eyelet bushing. Don't mind the slight size differences you see - actual measurements vs. nominal is all it is. Yep, that's the size you want. The Monarch works really, really well on these frames. A M-M tune, IMO, is best.
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Thanks for the clear answer.
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