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    Who wants a coil shock (or any std shock) on a 14+ Enduro? Gauging interest for link

    I have a design together for a link that will mount up to the 2014+ Enduro frames and will take a standard eyelet shock. This will let you run a coil shock, air shock, whatever. Only thing you'd have to do is press in an adapter instead of the DU bushing and get a spacer to reduce the travel of the shock to avoid interference (if your frame does indeed require that). That would be super easy for mounting up any 8.5" coil shock since it would just need a .25" spacer behind the bumper.

    I'm going to shoot for target pricing of ~$200, though final pricing is TBDand will be totally dependent on quantity. Will be CNC'd aluminum, and the shock could be removed from the link while on the bike.

    Right now I'd just like to gauge interest in something like that. Specialized is of no help at all trying to get a shock on these frames that doesn't suck, so I'm going to fix it myself.

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    Yes. Can I have it now? Got a quote for an Ohlins today, $1600NZ ($1200US) Ugh.

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    I'd be interested in one for the StumpJumper FSR EVO 29.

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    For now I'm going to start with the fit for the Enduro 29 model because that's what I have to work with.

    As there is demand (and as I get access to do measurements), I'll do runs for the other models too. I know many people would like to run a coil shock on their Enduro frames so that seems like a reasonable place to start.

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    Does anyone know how different the yokes are? On the 14 Enduro Comp and Evo (26) the yoke had the same part number.

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    I have read that the 2015 650B yokes are something like 6mm shorter, and some of the team riders were running that yoke on the 29er to slack it out. I'm now interested to see if running a full 2.5" stroke shock will cause interference issues with a standard link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GH28 View Post
    I have read that the 2015 650B yokes are something like 6mm shorter, and some of the team riders were running that yoke on the 29er to slack it out. I'm now interested to see if running a full 2.5" stroke shock will cause interference issues with a standard link.
    1/4" is no big deal. I can build a shock for Mudguard to get around that. So long as the shock clears his frame.
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    I'd be interested. Would this work with the vivid air?

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    That would be the idea. I'd have to get one in person to check out to verify. The rebound adjust looks really close to the eyelet on that shock (versus the coil version). Might make accessing it a little more difficult. There would have to be SOME overlap towards the other end of the shock to get good engagement on it.

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    Any updates on this?

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    Not yet, still trying to gauge interest and get a prototype machined.

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    Little more expensive than a link, but you get a whole lot more performance!

    This came off the machines here at PUSH today.....

    Who wants a coil shock (or any std shock) on a 14+ Enduro? Gauging interest for link-enduro29.jpg

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    Nice!

    I REALLY love the idea of those units, and I hope they take off, but I unfortunately love having $1200 more. I could see paying some additional premium for a shock like that, but paying double is pretty tough to swallow.

    Do you expect the prices to come down as manufacturing scales?

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    I've got a handful of these being made. Should be about 3 weeks before they're ready. Anyone still serious about wanting one?

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    I am. Any idea on cost?

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    Do you have any pictures? If so please post it or PM me. Thanks

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