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    offset shock bushings

    I posted this same question in the downhill forum. Does anyone have any experience with offset shock bushings? Does anyone know a company that sells them or should I contact a local machine shop?

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    I made some about 4 years ago and used them for a while. The intent was to slacken out one of my Turners a little.
    You can get a max of about 2mm per eyelet which on a 3:1 leverage bike is about 12mm at the rear axle. It's noticable, but you can also be stumped by the design of some shock mounts not allowing that extra 2mm of space.

    Overall fine-tuning sag makes a bigger difference to how the bike handles. But the offset shock eyelets can make the difference for some applications.
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    Here's a link to a thread on this. Like Dougal mentioned, front to rear sag adjustments can get just about the same changes in handling and frame height, without adding clearance problems offsetting the shock mounts could bring.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=offset

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    Probably every two months I get an enquiry for them, but when people find out how much the geometry change actually is they usually lose interest.

    A custom shock is the best way to change the angles if you need to change the unloaded height, but it's quite involved. Even to strip a shock down and install a topout spacer is a lot of effort compared to replacing shock-pins.
    Owner of www.shockcraft.co.nz, Mech Engineer, Tuner, Manitou, Motorex, Vorsprung EPTC, SKF, Enduro
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