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    How long is an FTM chainstay?

    Can anyone provide an accurate measurement of an FTM chainstay measured from center to center of the main pivot to the Horst link pivot?

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    14 1/8th" c-c, bolt-bolt
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    Thanks for your help, same as El Guapo.

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    Intresting, is some one trying to out a set of eg stays on an ftm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    Intresting, is some one trying to out a set of eg stays on an ftm?
    But wasn't the seat stays the ones that failed the most with the Light Rail?
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    I think the bigger fail was the lack of tire clearance on the ftm? Of course I wasn't one of the guys stranded in the woods either
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible View Post
    Intresting, is some one trying to out a set of eg stays on an ftm?
    Actually, the other way around. I thought it would be interesting to see how my EG would behave with a shorter chainstay, apparently the shorter length of the FTM is from the drop out design and/ or pivot location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post
    Actually, the other way around. I thought it would be interesting to see how my EG would behave with a shorter chainstay, apparently the shorter length of the FTM is from the drop out design and/ or pivot location.
    I see the size of the main pivot yoke as putting it quite a distance away on the EG. If it was a solid piece, guess they could carve the clearance a little bit inner and shorten the stays..
    Have always wondered about ~1/2" shorter rear... Should do wonders.

    The tracking and stability shouldnt be too much affected and can always be compensated with a little less spring rate and tire pressure tweak. Only thing remains is how badly will the tire rub the seattube during bottom out.

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    I could employ the services of a custom builder to construct new stays and reduce suspension travel to mitigate tire/ seat tube rub as I really only do trail riding, however the EG's high speed stability is stellar as is and feel I would be better served relegating it to occasional Big Bear/ Mammoth DH duty and building up an XC bike.

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