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    KMRIA
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    Replacement/Alternative to Fox/Brain?

    I want to have my shock (remote brain-06 Stump Pro) serviced and would also like to have a spare shock on hand in the event it fails so I won't have any downtime.

    If you have any suggestions on an alternative/replacement shock and where to get it online I would appreciate it. I don't _need_ it to be a brain, something less $$ would be fine. I'm assuming the brain is a pricey aftermarket purchase.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

    - John

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    I think someone said that they are like $500 or so... I guess the next best would be an RP3/RP23, but I wouldn't know what cost that would be!
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    I asked FOX about this several months ago, they told me
    that the brain has a unique eye to eye distance and
    there is not a direct bolt on replacement.

    I ended up buying a backup brain/shock for $500 through my dealer
    I have a 2006 s-works aluminium stumpy

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    He is right.

    Because of the way that the end of the shock is designed, ONLY a Brain shock is going to work. No Aftermarket/standard Length shock is going to work. Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3034
    I asked FOX about this several months ago, they told me
    that the brain has a unique eye to eye distance and
    there is not a direct bolt on replacement.

    I ended up buying a backup brain/shock for $500 through my dealer
    I have a 2006 s-works aluminium stumpy
    Bummer... well..now you know

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    KMRIA
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    Brutal

    That's one little piece of info that I would have liked to have had before I purchased....buyer beware I guess. Don't know if it would have swayed my decision, it's a great bike. I just would have like to have known the unique nature of the shock spec beforehand.

    Thanks for all the feedback.

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    Proprietary equipment rocks, doesn't it?

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    I've always liked the idea of the Brain since it was introduced. I didn't know it was proprietary- rethinking my Specialized lust. Of course I do want to be able to say, "Yeah, I've got a brain. It's right here," and then point.

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