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    I plan to get a bike that has a 7.25/1.75 rear shock, is this the only size that will work for it?
    This would be my first rear suspension bike, 2007 GT iDrive 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky916 View Post
    I plan to get a bike that has a 7.25/1.75 rear shock, is this the only size that will work for it?
    This would be my first rear suspension bike, 2007 GT iDrive 5.
    That's the size that it was designed to work with. I have seen people put larger shocks on their frames but it has the potential of throwing off the geometry and therefore the ride quality. My recommendation would be to stay with that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky916 View Post
    I plan to get a bike that has a 7.25/1.75 rear shock, is this the only size that will work for it?
    This would be my first rear suspension bike, 2007 GT iDrive 5.
    I highly doubt there are going to be other options (sizes) that will work at all, and if they do, they will change the geometry of the bike.

    Why would you want to change it?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    It will be more travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wichu View Post
    It will be more travel.
    The best bet is to get the same size shock rather than try to make your bike something it's not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky916 View Post
    I plan to get a bike that has a 7.25/1.75 rear shock, is this the only size that will work for it?
    This would be my first rear suspension bike, 2007 GT iDrive 5.
    Well for a 7.25" eye to eye rear shock, you can get one that has at least 2.125" of stroke or maybe even 2.25" sometimes. But you have to make sure that this longer stroke won't allow your frame to interfere with any components when you will go pass the 1.75" stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Well for a 7.25" eye to eye rear shock, you can get one that has at least 2.125" of stroke or maybe even 2.25" sometimes. .
    Who makes a 7.25"x2.125" or 7.25"x2.25"?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    Who makes a 7.25"x2.125" or 7.25"x2.25"?
    A few does. You might have to get it custom made. Might be easier (less expensive) to get a 7.25x2.00 one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    A few does. You might have to get it custom made. Might be easier (less expensive) to get a 7.25x2.00 one too.
    Yes, I would think any of those sizes are going to be custom.

    Who makes custom length shocks for consumers?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    Yes, I would think any of those sizes are going to be custom.

    Who makes custom length shocks for consumers?
    Maybe push industries, Avalanche, etc. I don't really know since I never had to get a custom shock (yet), but I know the places like Push are building up their shock they sell by buying the parts from RS and Fox, so they might be able to guide you a bit. But they're a lot of small company who do this all over the US.

    Edit : I've took a look at Avalanche and they offer 7.25x2.00 shocks, and maybe they could push it to 2.125 or 2.25. Ask them out.

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    I was wondering because there doesn't seem to be a lot of shocks made in that size I was mostly curious if a 7.5x2 would work since I find a lot of different models of shocks in that size.

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