Parker with a 7.5" x 2.0" shock?
Anyone know if a you can run a 7.5"x 2.0" shock on a Parker?
hard to tell from pics of the frame. take your stock shock and let the air out till its 7.5" i2i. then (with the wheel/tire on) compress the shock 2 more inches to simulate full travel. if nothing touches it is fine...but im guessing the tire will hit the seat tube.
7.875" x 2" when fully compressed is 5.875" I2I
7.5" x 2" when fully compressed in 5.5" I2I
I think you gotta measure the clearance with fully compressed I2I length to see if you'll run into problems.
Read a post here somewhere that you can do it by taking a PVC pipe, then drill two holes with 5.5" apart, then replace it with your shock for measurements/clearance checking.
Or you can check around if anybody's running a 7.875" x 2.25" shock to see if they have any problems with it.
Another point to note would be the HTA will be slacker and your BB will sit lower.