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    Broken FTM Pivot Bolt

    Are there any good titanium offerings out there? or at least something strong(er) than stock?
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    Lets see that pic..

    If it uses 6802 bearings (whatever that is)

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    What pivot bolt broke? The one that connects the shock to the rocker I bet. I'd like to find a steel pin that was threaded on both ends and use steel bolts on either side. Much more strong than reducers and a bolt.
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    Wow Terrible, you work at a shop and you're an engineer? Fox makes steel pin and sleeve reducers for this exact purpose. (to prevent bent or broken shock mount bolts) There's no need to ghetto rig your own system with Frankenstein bolts coming in from both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velveeta View Post
    Wow Terrible, you work at a shop and you're an engineer? Fox makes steel pin and sleeve reducers for this exact purpose. (to prevent bent or broken shock mount bolts) There's no need to ghetto rig your own system with Frankenstein bolts coming in from both sides.
    Why not. Mountain biking used to be about finding ways to improve things and make things better. Now, we don't do anything unless it is fed to us from people like Shimano or Fox.

    I think Terrible's idea is a great and I think we all need to go back to being a little ghetto.

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    It's not my idea. Other manufacturers do it all the time. I think titus's idea was to try and save weight. When I bent my first pivot bolt I blamed myself and upped the shock pressure a few pounds. I figured I bottomed it and the bolt gave. After the second one bent three rides later I got concerned.
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    The pin and sleeve style reducer from Fox is designed specifically to solve this problem. You can order it directly from them and they can even look up the size for you while you're on the phone. You don't need to keep breaking bolts and then *****ing about it here.

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    Thanks for the thread jack, now back to your regularly scheduled program.

    It was the bolt that attaches the shock to the rocker. So far the hardware store special has worked just fine, but was wondering if there was a titanium option out there.
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    Ti would just snap insted of yeilding to a bend like stainless, I would suggest against it. If you're finding grade 8 bolts and still bending them I would take a close look at the rest of your setup if I where you.
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