Sonix - what size rear shock? and advice.
I have an '06 Sonix. (16 inch frame)
Manitou Radium R Rear shock.
Main Question --> If i want to replace the radium rear shock - where or how do I find what size it is? So I know what to buy?
Can you guys make suggestions on what shock to buy -
Rear shock with pro pedal and more adjustability than Manitou Radium R.
Budget 100 -150 bucks for a used one on EBay
I've seen fox floats....RP2's from 2008 that are in that range.
Anything else I should look for?
I mainly ride XC trails....mostly with lots of roots or smooth.
I live in TX so no monster downhill sections.
ride hard take risks
measure the eye to eye on the shock mounting bolts then go the RS to get the stroke of the shock.
Configurations 152 x 31mm (6.0 x 1.25"), 165 x 38mm (6.5 x 1.5"), 184 x 44mm (7.4 x 1.7"), 190 x 50mm (7.5 x 2.0"), 200 x 50 or 57mm (7.875 x 2.0 or 2.25"), 216 x 63mm (8.5 x 2.5"), 222 x 66mm (8.75 x 2.6")
Manitou ISX-4 or 6 are awesome!!!
7.5 eye to eye and 2" travel or 190mm eye-to-eye and 50.8mm stroke.
I ride a Fox RP23 on my Sonix and love it. The RP2 is also a good choice...just a little less adjustability than the RP23. The RP2 will be a nice upgrade over the Radium.
Look for a manitou s-type in your size. They are a great shock for the money. Bikewagon on ebay sells them for cheap. Most of their auctions have a "make offer" option. I bought mine from them and they accepted my first offer which I thought was a low ball offer. I think they make a few different models. Mine is the SR SPV. I like being able to adjust the platform pressure. Keep it stiff for long rides and lower the pressure for a soft plush ride on downhills.