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    metric shock on Rune v2?

    anyone tried that? Im curious.

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    The trunion mount won't fit the rune frame


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    The trunion mount won't fit the rune frame


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    There are other metric shocks than just the trunion mounts..

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    Yeah you're prob right. I'm just bitter about the stupid sizing until I'm forced to buy a frame with it.


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    I mean, I understand why they did it. From the engineering perspective it does make sense.

    Anyways, on topic. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Only downside is that the overall length would grow from 215.9 to 230 and the shock stroke would jump up to 65mm. So, you'd end up with a bit more travel in the rear and it would mess about with the rear geo both under compression and at rest a little bit.

    That said, if someone has a metric shock on another bike it would be an interesting experiment.

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    There is a guy in RuneV2 build thread that put 222 shock on his rune. It clears when bike is at rest, but just barely (think less than a fingernail). And i think that's with offset bushings. No way you can fit 230mm shock on Rune without hacksaw and a blowtorch. I wouldn't put it past Keith to engineer V3 banshees to accept both regular and metric shocks, but until then keep your pants on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phsx2 View Post
    I mean, I understand why they did it. From the engineering perspective it does make sense.

    Anyways, on topic. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Only downside is that the overall length would grow from 215.9 to 230 and the shock stroke would jump up to 65mm. So, you'd end up with a bit more travel in the rear and it would mess about with the rear geo both under compression and at rest a little bit.

    That said, if someone has a metric shock on another bike it would be an interesting experiment.
    What part of engineering do you think makes sense about it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    What part of engineering do you think makes sense about it?


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    Having more seal overlap is a good thing for one, also the trunnion mount is a good idea as it allows more space with more shock stroke. Yea, it sucks that old frames can't accept them but A: we have a good few years of new shocks being made and B: even if you don't build a new full sus in the next 5 years by that time you'll be itching to upgrade anyway.

    I'm sorry but to my mind this is the exact same thing as changing standards from straight headtubes to tapered. Sucks at the time if you bought new on the cusp but, looking back we won't much care.

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    Trunion mount is agree frees up more space for shock internals but you could do that with the shock sizes now.

    None of these changes constitutes changing the shock length or stroke to "round up/down" in numbers. Other than making people unable to upgrade components on their "old" frame


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