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    Another 5 pack post

    Hello guys

    Since I built my 6 pack I have been enjoying it BUT, and there is always a but, theres is a new trail that I use for training porpuses every other day and since this trail have some very, very tight and steeped swicht backs, (did I mentioned very), I am in the search of something else that help me to deal with them and the idea of a 5 pack sounds good for me.
    I have some shocks and forks and few other parts to interchange so I am in the need of a 5 Spot rear end, I can not afford a new bike (I know a 5Spot is the answes to my preys).
    Has some body a 5spot rear end laying around that would like to sale?
    X-mas is coming and I may buy me a gift in advance.
    In my workshop, dirty hands is a state of mind

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    The least expensive way to get into a 5 Pack is to get some 5.1, 5.3 or 5.5 rockers. FYI - Shock is the same 7.5x2.0
    Nothing to see here.

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    Can07-08 rfx frames be converted into 5 Packs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink
    Can07-08 rfx frames be converted into 5 Packs?
    I dont think they can due to the different shock lengths. That is if you are thinking of the traditional def of a 5 Pack. Maybe with some shock/rocker/stay/gravity dropper combo you could make something work.

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    don't the new Spots and Packs use the same stays now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    The least expensive way to get into a 5 Pack is to get some 5.1, 5.3 or 5.5 rockers. FYI - Shock is the same 7.5x2.0
    Ssinga,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but part of the 5 Pack conversion lies heavily in the use of the Spot seat stay, which is shorter than the RFX/Pack stay, no? One can easily get a less amount of travel with the Spot rockers, but the real geo change is in the Spot seatstay. You've had both, so is this correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    don't the new Spots and Packs use the same stays now?
    You got me there buddy?????

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    Yep, they do.

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    I have a spare shock and fork for this project I even have a set of rockers (mine is a 2005 Horst Link) if the case they are usable, I do not want to mess up with the rear triangle of my 6pack , I was thinking in replace the whole rear triangle with a 5spot one. Iknow the main diference remain in the fact that the 5spot seat stay is shorter thant the 6pack, so if I can find a good one I can make the convertion but still have the posibilitie of the two options every time I want it.
    In my workshop, dirty hands is a state of mind

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    I have an 06 rfx with a full spot rear end. Really enjoy this set up. It is quick and snappy, takes a very good beatin and keeps coming back for more.
    Set yourself up with a full 5 spot rear end and rockers with a 7.5X2.0 shock and you will be a very happy camper
    There may be a few kicking around still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Ssinga,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but part of the 5 Pack conversion lies heavily in the use of the Spot seat stay, which is shorter than the RFX/Pack stay, no? One can easily get a less amount of travel with the Spot rockers, but the real geo change is in the Spot seatstay. You've had both, so is this correct?
    Yep. Spot stays slacken the headangle and slightly drop the BB.
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