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    Bighit Shock position

    ok, so here is my Bighit . . . (actually it's my wifes and it came with the 6-way stock)

    Some people are saying that the shock res. is fliped the wrong way?

    I checked the manual, and it says that the settings I have are ok and correct.

    but I did see a thread a while back about this and found this . . . (see manual page scan below)

    the manual that came with this bike does NOT have the information in the red box (from the manual pict below) I'm not saying the red-box info. is wrong, just not in my manual, so I don't know what to do . . .

    I guess I'm not sure what to do? Here is my question: What should I do?

    I want the 8.1 inch travel so I must use the (A) or (C) positions on the link, and I have short leggs so I want lowest standover height I can get so I'm guessing I would need to use the (A) position . . .

    on the three upper holes on the frame I don't care about the progressive-ness of the shock because I can set/ fine-tune that with the SPV chamber/bump-dump feature of the shock

    given that information, and according to my manual everything should be fine, but the one below has the "Caution"

    Anybody talk to Specialized or have any additional information that could clarifly the situation?
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    I have my shock positioned the same as yours is now and my shock res. has been gouged by my seat post, even though it says it is correct i would try the long travel position where the res. faces down just to be safe

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    do you have a manual with the

    red box caution?

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    You can download the manual from the Specialized website.

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    Its says not to run it like that in the red caution box above. Am I missing something here?

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    Well there's one way to find out...

    Take off the spring and compress the shock. If it hits then change it, otherwise I'd say you're fine.
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    yea, Tony's idea is best . . .

    The manual that I have DOES NOT have the red caution box info.

    Does anyone have a manual WITH the red caution box info. to confirm?

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    Hitting frame with resevoir below the shock.

    OK,

    I am dealing with this same question - if you run the resevoir below the shock and use the "A" position in the back and middle position in the front, don't you run the risk of hitting the main triangle below the shock mounting point?

    Or, more generally, why would specialized recommend placing the resevoir above the shock if the lower position never has interference problems?

    Thanks so much. I think i am going to contact Specialized as well and talk to them about this.



    Quote Originally Posted by .downhillfaster.
    Mine DID have that warning, that's how I learned to swap it around...that and the "incident" with the seatpost!

    Got your email, thanks!

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    There are three holes on the frame . . .

    for the upper shock position, if you use the top-most hole it is supposed to make the shock "less progressive" meaning the shock won't -ramp-up- towards the end of it's stroke.

    but it is very easy to make the shock -ramp-up- towards the end of it's stroke by adjusting the shock settings (turn in the SPV chamber "nut" 3 or 4 turns) so it you are worried about stuff hitting . . .

    follow Tony's advice and remove spring and check . . .

    or use upper hole on frame . . .

    that's what I did. I am interested what Spec says though, update us when you find out

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