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    6" < 5.5" shock

    Does anyone know if I can purchase 5.5" shocks to fit a 6" bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon-RSX
    Does anyone know if I can purchase 5.5" shocks to fit a 6" bike?
    Bike travel, shock stroke length, and shock eye to eye length are three different things.

    What are you talking about?

    Or are you talking about a fork?

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    I'm on about the rear shock. I want to know if you can get shocks to reduce rear wheel travel from 6inch to 5.5inch.

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    yes.. anything a bit more specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon-RSX
    I'm on about the rear shock. I want to know if you can get shocks to reduce rear wheel travel from 6inch to 5.5inch.
    Theoretically, yes. In reality it depends on the bike and the shock size.

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    200mm eye to eye. 6 inches of rear wheel travel. Again.

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    Depends if it's a 2" or a 2.25" stroke. If it's a 2.25, a 2" stroke shock with the same eye to eye will give you about 5 1/3" of travel, though that'll vary a little depending on how your bike's leverage ratio changes through its travel. If it's already running a 2" stroke, no.

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