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    100mm Shocks for 1999 FSR Comp Frame

    I have a 1999 Manitou SX/R that I badly need to replace, and I want to know how much travel I can upgrade to before my 1999 Specialized FSR Comp turns into a chopper.

    Can anyone measure (or know because I can't find any relevant dimensions on the web) their 100mm (I'd take a 120mm too if someone was so generous) shock from the middle of the axle/skewer to the bottom of the headset?

    My Manitou is 17 1/2".

    Anybody upgrade one of those 2006/2007/2008 front shocks like the Fox Float, RockShox Reba, with all those fandangle lockouts, blowoff valves, multiple travel on their old frame and care to share?

    Cheers,

    Arto

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    You mean fork, right? The shock is for rear suspension, the suspension fork is for the front... That said, you're saying your A2C (axle to crown height) is 444-445mm. That's the number you need to compare different forks. I'm guessing you are currently running between 65-80mm of travel. That said, you "should" be able to run a 100mm fork without feeling too chopped out, but you'll need to try it for yourself to be sure. I'm running a 100mm fork on my 98 Fisher (originally rigid) and its way slacker than it was originally. I've gotten used to it, but I doubt my frame would be warranteed if it broke.

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    When you factor in sag, going from 80mm (my guess on your current fork) to 100mm is not really much of a change.
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    Going further to 120/130mm

    thanks for the help.

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    Remember that you can go plus or minus 10% of the stock fork's travel before you void the warranty on the frame. Just something to think about.
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    lifetime warranty from Specialized?

    Is my 1999 frame still under warranty?
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    If you're the original owner, then the front triangle may (well, should) have a lifetime warranty on it.
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    I have a 99 FSR Pro, and a few years ago I put on a Marzocchi MX PRO w/ETA which has 105 mm of travel.
    Plus I have the MRP linkage on the back.
    I haven't had any problems.
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