I'm curious if anybody has tried this and has anything to report.
Can the TX with its goofy 7.25x1.75 shock is actually a possible mixed blessing.
A 6.5x1.5 shock will slacken out the headtube by maybe .5-.75* and drop the BB .25-.5" at the expense of .7" of rear wheel travel. The resulting 4.3" gives a touch more than the Anthem X, and slacker angles can give it a more relaxed feel and more downhill poise. Perhaps those who cannot decide between the 2 can have this option to explore also, while also being able to 'convert' back to a regular 5" Tx at the switch of a shock.
I have read about those who have used a 7.5x2.0 shock to squeeze out 5.7". The Tx platform can seemingly be quite versatile.
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