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    SGS Questions

    OK.....I've posed this question to my LBS employee, and to a few message boards, but so far, no definitive asnwers.

    My question is this: With all three 2004 SGS Freeride models getting seven inches of rear wheel travel, how does the "Expert" model acheive this with a shorter shock and stroke length(7.87x2.28) than the other two models (Pro & Team) which have longer shock and stroke lengths(8.5x2.5)?


    Is it the linkage or is it the frame? I can't tell from the pics. Does anyone out there in e-biker land have some solid info for me on this? The reason I ask, is that I really like the Expert model, and really like the price....... Looking at the leverage ratio for the "Expert" with the Vanilla R shock, it's a bit on the high side(something around 3.1:1), ala the classic Super 8's, but I digress: If I wanted to make a shock switch, is that possible to do on the Expert model, or is it a shock AND linkage switch, OR is it a different frame all together that allows for the longer shock?
    Excuse me, please.

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    bump him for an answer. this should get ya back to the top again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhound
    OK.....I've posed this question to my LBS employee, and to a few message boards, but so far, no definitive asnwers.

    My question is this: With all three 2004 SGS Freeride models getting seven inches of rear wheel travel, how does the "Expert" model acheive this with a shorter shock and stroke length(7.87x2.28) than the other two models (Pro & Team) which have longer shock and stroke lengths(8.5x2.5)?


    Is it the linkage or is it the frame? I can't tell from the pics. Does anyone out there in e-biker land have some solid info for me on this? The reason I ask, is that I really like the Expert model, and really like the price....... Looking at the leverage ratio for the "Expert" with the Vanilla R shock, it's a bit on the high side(something around 3.1:1), ala the classic Super 8's, but I digress: If I wanted to make a shock switch, is that possible to do on the Expert model, or is it a shock AND linkage switch, OR is it a different frame all together that allows for the longer shock?

    Although I am not an expert on the subject, I do work at a store that deals Ironhorse bikes. As far as I know, the difference can be accounted for by the use of different rocker plates. I would wait for an "expert" answer, before jumping out and buying one based on this information, however.

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    Greyhound?

    do you drive the bus? or adopt the dogs?

    got 3 they travel in pack you know
    "If everyone could ride it...everyone would be riding it!"
    "If your not pushing your bike; it's just a ride!"
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