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    Cloud Nine on 07 Stumpy Expert

    I've not been terribly impressed with the Brain on the rear of my 07 Stumpy Expert. Does anyone know if a Cloud Nine will fit? I'm concerned with the outer diameter of the shock interfering with the inner diameter of the seatpost thru hole. Thanks.

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    Don't know about the Cloud 9, but you can fit a Fox RP23 which most regard highly. I've had a 7.875x2.0 shortened to match the Brain dimensions, but there are others who've fitted that size unmodified. Gives a bit more travel in the latter case, and apparently is better paired with a longer travel fork (130, 140mm)

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    Thanks for the reply. I'd probably just buy a custom length Monarch from PUSH before I dropped the cash on a RP23 (unless I'm mistaken in the cost of a tuned RP23). The Cloud Nines seem to get great reviews and the price is very appealing - I'd like to rule them out prior to calling PUSH.

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    The RP23 is expensive, for sure. I haven't tried anything else so I can't compare, but Specialized don't make it easy do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubbsy
    The RP23 is expensive, for sure. I haven't tried anything else so I can't compare, but Specialized don't make it easy do they?
    No sir. I will remember that next time I'm in the market for a frame too.

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    Apparently Cane Creek cannot make a shock with the necessary eye to eye and stroke length (7.75x1.75). Awesome; thanks a lot for the proprietary shock Specialized. Should have bought a Ventana.

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    You could try fitting a slightly longer Cloud 9, as a few people have with the RP23.

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    Won't fit, outer diameter is too big.

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