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    Sherpa rear shock specs?

    Silly question here, but the bike's not in front of me and I can't seem to find the info online.

    I have a 2015 Sherpa and I'd like to replace the rear shock. I can't seem to find the right size for a replacement, though. Would anyone happen to know offhand what size it is? From RM's website it's a "MANITOU MCLEOD CUSTOM VALVED. SMOOTHLINK™ DESIGN 95MM. REBOUND / 4 POSITION IPA PLATFORM SETTINGS".

    I'm just looking for the right size replacement in a Fox or RS, so that I don't order the wrong stuff. Thanks!
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    If you order it as a new Fox piece they will have a database that relates the shock size and valving to a specific year and model of Rocky. It looks like the same size as the Element from 2012-2016, which would be a 6" x 1.25" and would likely need the same valving as the Element shock

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    ^ Thanks very much.

    I've hemmed and hawed, and I've settled on the Fox Float DPS. This may be another silly question, but I figure it never hurts to ask before I spend $450+ on something I can't use...

    Would anyone happen to know if I will need new/additional bushings to swap the stock Manitou shock out for the Fox? Or should I expect the Fox to come with whatever I need? (Or perhaps reuse what's on the bike already.)

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    The last time I ordered a new Fox shock to a particular Rocky spec it came with reducers and bushings, other than the Rocky specific linkage pieces which I re-used, but that's a small sample, so you'd hope so, but you never know for sure until it arrives.
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    Was wondering how you made out with the fox upgrade. I am in the same position, my Sherpa could use a new shock and fork. Love the bike but suspension isn't the greatest

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    Quote Originally Posted by jts140 View Post
    Was wondering how you made out with the fox upgrade. I am in the same position, my Sherpa could use a new shock and fork. Love the bike but suspension isn't the greatest
    I went with the float DPS. It works as you'd expect, and looks fantastic w/the paint scheme. I'll probably end up getting the kashima fork too, once I figure out my hub options. The fox fork is boost only, and these wheels aren't.

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    Thanks for the reply, I want to change mine, however this is all new to me. Any help would be appreciated. Does hardware come with it or was it an easy swap. Thanks

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