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    Rear shox size?

    I was on ride-this.com and i want to buy the fox dhx 5.0 but i dont know what size to buy, does it really matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Insomnia-
    I was on ride-this.com and i want to buy the fox dhx 5.0 but i dont know what size to buy, does it really matter?

    Yes it matters. What bike do you have? I am assuming it has a shock on it now, so pull the shock off if you know how and do a measurement.

    to get a rough idea on what size it maybe just measure from center of the bolt, and measure from bolt to bolt. Assuming its on the frame. it should be at most 9 inches.

    Now measure the small tan slider rod. the one that slides into the shock when compresses. It should be no more than 3 inches.


    Try that if its on the bike. If you pull the shock off you can get a more accurate measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skate
    Yes it matters. What bike do you have? I am assuming it has a shock on it now, so pull the shock off if you know how and do a measurement.

    to get a rough idea on what size it maybe just measure from center of the bolt, and measure from bolt to bolt. Assuming its on the frame. it should be at most 9 inches.

    Now measure the small tan slider rod. the one that slides into the shock when compresses. It should be no more than 3 inches.


    Try that if its on the bike. If you pull the shock off you can get a more accurate measure.
    I just tried calling you....
    And OP, he's right, it matters a lot. What bike do you have, we may be able to just tell you so you don't have to measure yourself.

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    I have a big hit. And im sorry for all the stupid questions im learning

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    My old bighit was ummmmm, 8.5X2.5 or 2.75... can't really remember, but it gets you a little closer to the truth.

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    hmmm.. i will have to try and find out then

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    i just looked at the dhx 5.0 sizes and they sell a 8.50 X 2.50 and a 8.75 X 2.75

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Insomnia-
    i just looked at the dhx 5.0 sizes and they sell a 8.50 X 2.50 and a 8.75 X 2.75
    If you don't know how or can't measure you shock size, then just go to the specialized website and get the information you need. It's a lot easier and you'll be sure you have the correct size for your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnaR9
    My old bighit was ummmmm, 8.5X2.5 or 2.75... can't really remember, but it gets you a little closer to the truth.

    Hey GnaR it looks like were on for this weekend. I'll call you tomorrow...

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    get the 8.75x2.75, its the right size for the bighit
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    Thats what i was thinking of getting but on the website it says 8.75 X 2.5 and i have not seen a shock of that size 0_o

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