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Posted: Oct 29, 2019 at 7:36 Quote
Reviving an old thread...

Is it possible to use offset bushings to help with clearance issues on the seat tube running a 55mm stroke?

I would love to be able to run more rear travel so it balances increasing fork travel.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019 at 9:41 Quote
MtnGoat-WTR wrote:
Reviving an old thread...

Is it possible to use offset bushings to help with clearance issues on the seat tube running a 55mm stroke?

I would love to be able to run more rear travel so it balances increasing fork travel.

I'm not sure but I'd think it wouldn't work, the interference is a physical one with the rocker bridge or whatever making contact with the seat tube. Not fully sure how offset bushings work but I think that limitation would still be in place. I've read that a 52.5mm stroke will work but not a 55mm.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019 at 10:43 Quote
MtnGoat-WTR wrote:
Reviving an old thread...

Is it possible to use offset bushings to help with clearance issues on the seat tube running a 55mm stroke?

I would love to be able to run more rear travel so it balances increasing fork travel.

Why don't you just buy a bike with more travel, rather than trying to make it something it isn't?

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 14:46 Quote
Because the SBG Smuggler has geometry numbers and wheelbase that I want for an all around very capable bike but those numbers make for a bike that can go downhill fast on all kinds of rowdy trails but the short suspension can’t keep up to how fast the bike can go. I believe the next Smuggler will address this. But, for the cost of a new shock and an offset bushing I can bump up the travel to 132mm and I’ll add 10 or 20mm to my fork to make it 150 or 160mm and see how it does.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 15:32 Quote
I have a cane creek IL coil on my SBG smuggler. The stock 210×50 had a 7mm spacer in it. I talked to cane creek and they sent me a 5mm. They said it would probably give me about 5mm more travel. I only got one day on it with the extra 5mm before the snow flew. Can't say I noticed any difference. However, the coil vs air has been amazing. I had a topaz on before and thought that was fantastic compared to the DPS. Also running a fox 36 set at 160mm. I have not found any downside to it, climbs no differently, way smoother on the techy/janky downs.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 at 1:21 Quote
MtnGoat-WTR wrote:
Reviving an old thread...

Is it possible to use offset bushings to help with clearance issues on the seat tube running a 55mm stroke?

I would love to be able to run more rear travel so it balances increasing fork travel.

I read someone's post on a mtbr forum thread, where they were apparently using one offset bush to run their coil shock at 55mm stroke.

Their exact words "I’ll have one offset bushing only to increase the eye2eye of the linkage to get the clearance. Cane Creek DBCoil IL at 210x55."

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