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    New question here. REALLY NEED Airborne Toxin rear linkage torque ratings/measurements...

    I have an Airborne Toxin I bought in 2015, and I need to upgrade the rear linkage.
    Anybody know the torque ratings/measurements?

    My bike shop can order the bearings, but refuses to install them without knowing how much to torque them.

    I really want to ride my Toxin at Northstar again this year- but if I can't fix the rear linkage, I'm going to have to get rid of it (it's built up a bunch of play)

    Please HAAAAALP!!

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    Can I just use the bearing manufacturer torque specs?

    My engineering buddy says that bearings come with manufacturer torque specs.
    Should I just use those?

    Or is there a known multiplier/offset for DH bikes? Eg "10% more/less than Mfr torque specs"?

    I can't believe that I might have to jettison this rad 2 year old bike b/c I can't replace the linkage... I've gotten so much great feedback at Northstar on it (Vivid R2C shock, XT brakes & 1x11 drivetrain)

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    ANSWERS!!!!
    •The three bolts in the red linkage and where the shock mounts to the frame are 7.8nm (80kgf.cm)
    •The three main pivots, the large black bolts are 14.7nm (150kfg.cm)

    Thanks Jesse at Airborne!!

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