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  1. #1
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    Anyone flip their rear shock backwards on the SF100?

    I've always had issues with hitting the ProPedal knob on my SF while getting a bottle. Kind of trained myself to grab the bottle left handed so the knob goes back "On" when putting the bottle back, but it still sucks.

    I was looking at the bike tonight, and it seemed super trivial to just flip it backwards. All the measurements are the same after swapping the bushings around, and cycling the shock (with no air in it) through the full travel looks to work just fine.

    Much easier to grab the bottle this way.

    Any reason I shouldn't leave it like this?

  2. #2
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    When I did a demo of the SF100 That was a concern of mine.
    2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC

  3. #3
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    Ive got to think that the shock was put that way for a reason, regardless of whether or not its the same length, etc. If I had to guess its so that the oil thats in the shock stays towards piston end, not the body end as it would now. May cause wear, or other problems, but then again it may not hurt it at all!

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    We've flipped them on several pivots for the same reason. I don't see it causing an issues.

  5. #5
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    I did exactly the same on my Sugar 292, for that same reason.

    Never noticed any difference, rode the bike for four years without any problems.

    On my new 13 SF100 there is enough room, so I do not neet to flip the shock.

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