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    Cool-blue Rhythm Sherman Firefly Plus

    Is there a reduction kit available for this fork, 05 model?

    I was loaned a 04 5" Z1 and it made a huge difference in the overall feel on my small framed Intense 5.5 EVP. The 04 Z1 is not an easy item to find and the 06 stuff is not really out. I have a 20 mm CK hub so I really donít want to change that out for a 5" fork.

    Any suggestions would be great!
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    How about an 04 Firefly? They're only 130mm and are super inexpensive right now. The only difference being the SPV dampers are a little more sensitive this year over last years.
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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
    How about an 04 Firefly? They're only 130mm and are super inexpensive right now. The only difference being the SPV dampers are a little more sensitive this year over last years.
    Could I not insert the 04 spring and cartridge in my current 05 model which would then reduce my current fork to 5"?
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    It's possible...

    You could use the same rebound damper and SPV cap, but you'd need to get an 04 compression rod assembly and spring for the left leg. The compression rod is what will minimize the leg extension.

    I'd rather just buy an 04 on closeout (so it'll still have a warranty) and sell your 05 on ebay. You could easily get about 300 to 400 bucks for it.

    An 03 or 04 Z1 is a really good option too. I have an 03 on a Specialized. I'm just a bigger fan of Manipoo.
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