Hello and good day to everyone here,
My name is Jason and I have just acquired a very nicely kept 1994 Rocky Mountain (RMB) Equipe mountain bike. It does require a bit of work but I am very happy with it! :-)
Most of the general maintenance I can perform (replace brakes/cables/clean/oil) but something that I am unable to tackle is the shock. The bike has a 2002 Rock Shox Psylo XC but the bike originally had the Rock Shox Quadra 10. The Psylo has more travel than the original shock. The original head angle of the bicycle with the original fork was 71 degrees. The original shock (Quadra 10) had 43mm of travel. The Psylo has 80mm-125mm of adjustable travel.
So what to do? Should I keep the Psylo or try and find another shock that is closer to the original? Should I worry about the frame head stock breaking because of the added travel if I keep the Psylo? If I were to go back to an original travel length shock what is out today that is suitable? I'm not worried about cost just would like to find something quality that will last and fit the bike geometry. I am curious what the gurus of the suspension world would do? I'd like to put the best shock for the bike on the bike. :-)
Any help is greatly appreciated as I am unsure what will be the best in this situation?
All of the 2002 Rock Shox Psylo XC's info can be found here:
All of the 1994 Rocky Mountain Equipe's info can be found here (on page 7 and 13):
I attached a few pictures of the bike (and my dirty basement lol).
EDIT: I forgot to add the headset is 1 1/8" threadless. Thanks
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