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    New question here. RWC Needle Bearing size for SB66A?

    For those of you who have switched to RWC Shock Needle Bearings, what size are you using? 21.84mm or 22.2mm? Thanks.

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    I'd think the smaller would be better as that is the correct size for the fox parts.

    But why needles? There is hardly any rotation on the shock eyes at all.

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    The rear bushing wears out in less than 300miles. I"m on my 3rd bushing. I do jump the bike a lot though. I think these would last longer.


    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I'd think the smaller would be better as that is the correct size for the fox parts.

    But why needles? There is hardly any rotation on the shock eyes at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mecam View Post
    For those of you who have switched to RWC Shock Needle Bearings, what size are you using? 21.84mm or 22.2mm? Thanks.
    This is what I have on my SB66C , NBKRWC2185.
    I would think they are the same for the alloy frame.
    I read somewhere Yeti measures them at 22mm but 21.85mm seem to fit.

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    Sounds good, thank you sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by geo025 View Post
    This is what I have on my SB66C , NBKRWC2185.
    I would think they are the same for the alloy frame.
    I read somewhere Yeti measures them at 22mm but 21.85mm seem to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mecam View Post
    The rear bushing wears out in less than 300miles. I"m on my 3rd bushing. I do jump the bike a lot though. I think these would last longer.
    I had that problem with the split two-piece reducers on my 95a when I got it.

    I switched to the 5 piece (two spacers, two o-rings, one steel tube) and used the same DU for the next 1000 miles.

    When my shock blew the hardware and DU was still good, when it came back from Fox it had the new-style polymer stuff that I've yet to replace ... until the shock blew a second time that is, when I replaced it with a DBAir.

    The DBAir has a similar polymer-reducer with solid-thru hardware setup. I have a lot of hard miles on that.

    I feel that the setup with the solid-thru pipe and DU or solid-thru pipe and poly reducers is the way to go, over the needles. Less maint and cheaper.

    But to each their own.

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    Yeah, I was looking into that polymer version from Fox. I might try that also since it's cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I had that problem with the split two-piece reducers on my 95a when I got it.

    I switched to the 5 piece (two spacers, two o-rings, one steel tube) and used the same DU for the next 1000 miles.

    When my shock blew the hardware and DU was still good, when it came back from Fox it had the new-style polymer stuff that I've yet to replace ... until the shock blew a second time that is, when I replaced it with a DBAir.

    The DBAir has a similar polymer-reducer with solid-thru hardware setup. I have a lot of hard miles on that.

    I feel that the setup with the solid-thru pipe and DU or solid-thru pipe and poly reducers is the way to go, over the needles. Less maint and cheaper.

    But to each their own.

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    I run 22.2 on my sb66 alloy. They went in crazy tight. Go for the smaller size.

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