So I got me a smoking deal on a new demo 9 frame less shock, looking at the spec it lists a 9.5inch eye to eye with 3 inch stroke shock, specs for demo 8 frame everything is the same except shock which is listed as 8.75 eye to eye with 2.75 stroke. Now I have a 5th element coil lying around that is 9.00 long with 2.75 stroke, working off the fact that the demo 9 would appear to have a 3:1 leverage ratio I calculated that I would end up with 8.25inchs of travel with a slightly lower bottom bracket height than standard. Has anybody ever tried this or seen it done. My main concern is if the rear suspension is progressive will I loose the initial plushness by having the shorter shock therefore suspension already partialy in it's stroke.
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