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    Epic Brain to Float R modification

    Has anyone tried to change a brain shock to a straight float R on an Epic? I know this is not what the bike is designed for nor would Specialized approve. Im funny like that. I would like to switch the shock so I could have a fully active suspension for everyday trail riding and keep the brain for racing/fireroads etc. It would seem that damper body and reducer would be interchangable between the brain and the Float R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medflight429
    Has anyone tried to change a brain shock to a straight float R on an Epic? It would seem that damper body and reducer would be interchangable between the brain and the Float R.

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    Interchangeable except for the HUGE eyelet to eyelet distance difference between the two shocks you mean right?

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    I think he's talking about switching the sleeves while using the same "plunger/stanchion thingy" (I'm sorry, I'm late and I can't think of the right word...) that's used on the Epic. I mean, if the Float R has the same length from the eye closest to the axle to the edge of the outer air sleeve, then i think it's completely feasible. But, I've never taken apart one of those bad boys before...
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    i don't think anyone has done this yet, but the merida bikes have a similar shock setup and they use normal shocks, so i'm sure it could be done. however, for the dual-purpose you are looking for the best bet would be to use the new brain-fade shocks. as i understand, you can adjust the firmness of the lockout, i.e. have it set so it feels more like propedal for trail riding and more like the normal lockout for racing.

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