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    New rear shock tips and recommendations

    Three of my riding buddies have had issues with their Fox Float rear shocks within a year or so, blowing seals and spilling oil. I'm nervous this might happen to me too so I want to get a new shock and use my current shock for the toolbox.

    Any recommendations for XC riding? I'm eyeing something simple like a Float. I dont care for a remote or any other complications.

    And do I need to match the length/travel exactly as my current shock?

    I've got a:
    Float RP-2 7.25" x 1.75"

    but Fox sells 6.50" or a 7.50", I'm guessing I should get the 7.50"? Any advice on fit would be great.


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    It has to match.

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    Thanks. I've been trying to locate a 7.25x1.75 but it's an odd size. There's a few TranceX threads about it, because it has the same size shock.

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    184 x 44? Here's a Monarch. RT3 is nice.

    RockShox Monarch RT3 Rear Shock Black (184x44 / 7.25" x 1.75") Tune - Mid Reb / Mid Comp

    The Monarch Plus is a bit more robust if you wanna beat on it more. More oil, better damper.

    At least with a RockShox rear shock your local bike shop won't have to send it back to Fox to get service if there's a damper issue.

    TrailWerks Cyclery
    TrailWerks Suspension Service

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    Good to know, thanks. I'll check out the Monarch RT3

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