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    Need a rear shock recommendation 2014 SP, Epic Comp

    I picked up a used 2014 Specialized Epic Comp with the rear Brain shock. My 1st interaction with a rear suspension bike. In my test ride around the block it was fine, the bike fit me perfectly and it is way nicer than my 1997 hardtail so I bought it.

    I hit the trails for the 1st time and on the way home the shock was wheezing pretty bad and bouncing with every pedal stroke. Indications are it is getting oil in the air chamber and will need a rebuild. I found out then that the Epic shock is proprietary and no longer being serviced by Fox/Spesh. There is a guy in GA that does it for $299.

    I decided to poke around for a new Yoke so I can add a regular dual eyelet shock that I can service myself. 7.75x2 (I think). I found a yoke and ordered it





    Because of the frame clearance, the outer dia of the shock body cannot exceed 2" and no external reservoir. I have about $275 to spend and there are a lot of shocks on sale now. I'd prefer a Fox but if RS has a great one at $275 I'd buy it. Anyone want to take a stab at pointing me to a shock or crap on my plan to ditch the brain?

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    Risse racing will service the brain shock for $175. I just had my first version brain shock done.

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    You can get a Rockshox Monarch RT3, with light tune. I have been using this setup for two years with no problems.




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    Here is another shot.




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    There are some on eBay.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F223296420937

    Not sure what the blank in the third block is, mine was an S.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Milesvdustin View Post
    Risse racing will service the brain shock for $175. I just had my first version brain shock done...
    Traxxion Dynamics is another good option, though IDK what they're charging currently.
    Do the math.

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    I did a little digging and the blank is because itís only a two position switch, locked or unlocked (no pedal platform switch). I think this would still work for you, I donít see a huge difference between the pedal and the open mode.

    I went this route because of the uncertainties around the longevity of a rebuilt brain shock. Too many stories of it not lasting. I have been very happy with the decision.

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