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    Iron Horse 7 point 7 Shock Sizing

    I just bought a 7 point 7 and it came with a 5th element rear shock. It will work fine for now, but I know I'm going to want to upgrade in the future. Does anyone know what the sizing for the rear shock is? I've heard 8.75 x 2.75, what about stroke length?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutch23 View Post
    I just bought an 08 7 point 7 and it came with a 5th element rear shock. It will work fine for know, but I know I'm going to want to upgrade in the future. Does anyone know what the sizing for the rear shock is? I've heard 8.75 x 2.75, what about stroke length?
    Stroke length is now standard on coil shock... Unless exceptions, since my X-Fusion Glyde RL on my 2006 Yakuza is 9x2.25... I want to upgrade to a 8.75/9.00 x 2.75/3.00 when I get a good deal... But I got to check if that stroke will be safe with the rear tire clearing the seat tube...

    I'm looking toward X-Fusion Vector coil shock series... But I might switch frame for a AM instead of a FR...

    I've found a Fox DHX 5.0, 9x2.00 on eBay 2 weeks ago, for less then $200 new, but even if it was the perfect length, having only 2" of stroke kinda disgusted me... And it came with a 350x2.8 spring... First I thought he ****ed up the listing, but a closer look to the pic show it couldn't have a bigger stroke then ~2"... so I was sad. But, time will come...

    If you wanna get a new shock, I think the X-Fusion Vector coil is lot more attractive then a Fox Van RC or DHX RC4, since the Vector has all the adjustments of the DHX, plus a better price tag, due to X-Fusion manufacturing Fox's parts... And look good too.

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    Yes, that is the right size shock for the 7point, 8.75" x 2.75" (2.75" is the stroke length).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator Z View Post
    Yes, that is the right size shock for the 7point, 8.75" x 2.75" (2.75" is the stroke length).
    Thanks, thats exactly what I needed.

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    FWIW Avalanche can gut that 5th and turn it into one of the best shocks you'll ever ride for that bike (been there, done that).

    Have FUN!

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    Just wanted to say that DW himself mentioned that you can run also run an 8.5x2.5 shock on a 7point with no problems, and get a slacker head angle plus lower bottom bracket while losing a little travel, if you're into that sort of thing. I've been wanting to do it for a while to my 7p but haven't got around to it.

    Also +1 for Avalanche tuning, getting your rear shock setup specifically for the DW link makes a huge difference, be it PUSH or Craig@Avy or whoever. Plus it will be cheaper than a whole new shock.

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    The shock is a 5th element 2-way, so unfortunately I can not get it tuned by Avalanche or PUSH. So I will probably end up buying a new shock in the end.

    Few more questions. Is the bottom bracket 83mm? I heard it was but I want to double check before ordering one. And is there anywhere I can get new DU bushings for the shock? They are a bit worn out and I would like to replace them but I can't really find any information on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutch23 View Post
    The shock is a 5th element 2-way, so unfortunately I can not get it tuned by Avalanche or PUSH. So I will probably end up buying a new shock in the end.

    Few more questions. Is the bottom bracket 83mm? I heard it was but I want to double check before ordering one. And is there anywhere I can get new DU bushings for the shock? They are a bit worn out and I would like to replace them but I can't really find any information on them.
    2 way? Didn't know they existed. Craig can still do a 3-way with speed sensitive damping tho you won't have the hi-lo adjust for only $157.

    BB is 83mm. I suggest Enduro's Iron Horse shock needle bearing kit to replace the upper bushing - way too much rotational force there for DU bushings to last any amount of time. Bottom bushing should be fine, if not, any LBS should have them.

    Have FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    2 way? Didn't know they existed. Craig can still do a 3-way with speed sensitive damping tho you won't have the hi-lo adjust for only $157.

    BB is 83mm. I suggest Enduro's Iron Horse shock needle bearing kit to replace the upper bushing - way too much rotational force there for DU bushings to last any amount of time. Bottom bushing should be fine, if not, any LBS should have them.

    Have FUN!

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    Yeah it isn't a 3-way, if it was I would probably get it tuned, so I'm planning on getting a new shock later on. I also just learned that the frame is an 05, not an 08, like I was told. So I'm not sure if the needle bearings will work because the website says that it is for bikes 07 or newer.

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    Anyone know the size of the bushings for the shock on an 05 7 point?

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