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  1. #1
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    Long Shocking a Patrol Carbon?

    So don't own a Patrol yet but thinking of putting one together for my brother to ride (and no doubt I'll steal it every now and then).

    Has anyone looked into long shocking them? If I understand correctly (I could be totally wrong) and you put a 8.75x2.75 shock in (6mm longer then 8.5) and ran two 3mm offset bushings the bikes geometry shouldnt be affected at all, but as the shock will travel further the rear tire could contact the back of the seat tube.
    Anyway, I'm not saying it's a good idea or anything, just curious if anyone has looked into it
    Ben from Australia

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    What are you looking to get out of the longer shock'd Patrol?

    If 155mm of travel is not enough why not look at a bike like the Nomad3, Slayer or Firebird?
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

    -cabra cadabra

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    Just a bit more travel really, I've already got a N3 and love it too bits. Seeing how this bike is for my novice brother im sure the 155 will surfice, but as I will probably buy a used frame without a shock I thought there wouldnt be any harm doing some resreach on long shocking. A few people have had success with both the N3 and the new Hightower.
    New Slayer or Frebird would be pretty sweet, but I'd probably keep onen of those for myself and give my bro the N3

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    You can't offset hardware by 3mm unless you've got 5mm bolts.

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    Owner of and NZ Manitou Agent. Suspension setup & tuning.
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