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    Sweetspot Fox Alps 4R rebuild?

    I've gotten my hands on a Fox Alps 4R shock for a Schwinn Sweetspot, but found that it's completely seized up. Even letting the air out and then putting all my weight on it couldn't make it move. Soooooooooo, does anyone know where I can get it rebuilt, or does anyone have instructions on how to rebuild it yourself?

    EDIT: I think I'm going to cross post this in suspension as well...

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    . PUSH might be able to re-build it but you will have to call to confirm : http://www.pushindustries.com

    you can also measure the Eye to Eye and stroke length for a comparable up-grade
    http://www.risseracing.com/schwinn.shtml *note: Jupiter 5R coil over is for the 4banger

    http://www.canecreek.com/component-s...-sizes-weights
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    Shy of custom-built, I've never seen any shocks that match the Sweetspot dimensions of 5.5 I2I with 1.25" stroke, if I'm remembering my Rock Shox's dimensions correctly. Cane Creek has some 5.5's with 1" stroke, but then you lose 0.75" of wheel travel by doing that. I thought I had seen that Fox no longer supports the Alps with parts, but I've got nothing in print on that.

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    Fox no longer supports the Alps series of shocks, and they don't even have technical documentation on them. So far I've pulled the Alps 4R I have apart, and was able to catch the broken bits before they caused real damage. With a couple tools, the shock is quite easy to work on, and replacements can be found for most of the o-rings and shims. There is a ton of good information in the other thread I started on this subject:

    Sweetspot Fox Alps 4R rebuild?

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