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    Specialized spec DHX Air - oversize shaft hardwear?

    I bought a used 8.75 x 2.75 DHX Air that the guy had from an Enduro.

    It didn't have a DU bushing on the shaft so I slipped down to the LBS to get one. A regular Fox DU bushing just slips in and out by hand.

    Read somewhere that the Specialized ran some oversize hardwear.

    Is there a DU bushing available that I can use with my standard hardwear?

    Hope someone can answer this so I don't have to get a new shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk
    I bought a used 8.75 x 2.75 DHX Air that the guy had from an Enduro.

    It didn't have a DU bushing on the shaft so I slipped down to the LBS to get one. A regular Fox DU bushing just slips in and out by hand.

    Read somewhere that the Specialized ran some oversize hardwear.

    Is there a DU bushing available that I can use with my standard hardwear?

    Hope someone can answer this so I don't have to get a new shaft.
    Specialized runs an axle w/o a DU bushing - Proprietary junk. The correct way to run a DU bushing would be to have Fox replace the shaft. I ran a Demo shock that had the oversized shaft - I coated the outside of a standard DU bushing w/ Locite bearing retainer compound (green) then ran a steel reducer which held up for a season of DH before I sold the frame.

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