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Posted: Jun 7, 2020 at 23:02 Quote
my bike currently has a shock 210 eye to eye but the one i want to buy is 205 will it be alright?

Posted: Jun 7, 2020 at 23:09 Quote
Ginganinja1 wrote:
my bike currently has a shock 210 eye to eye but the one i want to buy is 205 will it be alright?

If it has the same stroke, then maybe, but it will probably be a very tight clearance at bottom out, if it fits at all.

If the new shock has 5 mm less stroke than the current shock, the clearance at bottom-out will be the same.

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 at 12:19 Quote
im pretty sure my current shock has 50mm stroke but the one i want to buy is 62.5

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 at 12:26 Quote
Not even close, I'm afraid. Both specs should match. They also have to have the same mount type (trunnion or dual eyelet) and I'll bet these don't match on that spec, either.

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 at 12:54 Quote
would a shock with 210 eye to eye and 55mm stroke lenght work?

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 at 13:13 Quote
Let's work this out:

Original Shock
• Stroke: 50 mm
• Eye-to-eye, extended: 210 mm
• Eye-to-eye, compressed: 210 - 50 = 160 mm

The new shock must have the same mount type (trunnion or dual eyelet) and must have very close to the same compressed eye-to-eye. For example, 210 - 55 = 155 mm. That may work. Maybe not. You would have to find people who've tried it to confirm. The typical danger is your seatstay bridge or tire could hit the seat-tube. Sometimes the suspension functions poorly when extended or compressed outside the intended range.

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 at 20:43 Quote
would 52.5 mm stroke length work?

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 at 22:33 Quote
Depends on the eye-to-eye. If you're referring to an uncompressed eye-to-eye of 210 mm with the correct mount type, then the compressed eye-to-eye is 2.5 mm shorter than the current shock. This will probably work, but I'll never confirm without testing it.

Posted: Nov 27, 2020 at 4:14 Quote
I have a 2016 Scott Genius 710 LT (Long Travel 170mm front and back, essentially the Ransom before the Ransom) I recently got a new fork for it but accidentally ordered a 160 mm Fork. I bought it as just a frame and the person I bought it from had ditched the twin lock and installed a 2019 Fox Factory dpx2. The framevwas designed for a shocck that is 215mm x 63mm. I'm considering buying hey Fox nude shock and twinloc lever off of 8 2020 Ransom. The Ransoms shock is 205mm x 60mm. Would that be compatible? I was thinking the shorter stroke length would drop rear wheel travel down to 160mm making it equal with my new fork and the 10mm shorter eye to eye length would slacken the head angle (its at 66.8° right now) and I would get the twin lock travel restriction mode and lock out mode benefits as well. Do you all think that 10 mm shorter eye to eye it's too much?

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