Dpx2 on fuel ex

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Posted: Feb 22, 2019 at 22:37 Quote
Hi do any one know if it is possible to put a dpx2 210x 55 on a fuel ex 9.9 29 2017 . Trek says no ,it has to be a 210 x 52,5 ????

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 at 5:12 Quote
Yes you can. You might have to get different hardware for the lower mount though. Sent you a PM.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 3:42 Quote
Yes. 210x55 is a direct fit on the Fuel.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 6:08 Quote
johnmax wrote:
Hi do any one know if it is possible to put a dpx2 210x 55 on a fuel ex 9.9 29 2017 . Trek says no ,it has to be a 210 x 52,5 ????

210x55 will fit but since Trek said 'don't do it', be aware that it will void your guarantee, if there still is any.
Also be aware that fitting a longer stroke shock may lead to your rear wheel touching your frame upon full compression and that may cause damage to your frame.
Maybe you can install a spacer which reduces the stroke on the 210x55 shock. Or you take the risk.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 7:03 Quote
wowbagger wrote:
johnmax wrote:
Hi do any one know if it is possible to put a dpx2 210x 55 on a fuel ex 9.9 29 2017 . Trek says no ,it has to be a 210 x 52,5 ????

210x55 will fit but since Trek said 'don't do it', be aware that it will void your guarantee, if there still is any.
Also be aware that fitting a longer stroke shock may lead to your rear wheel touching your frame upon full compression and that may cause damage to your frame.
Maybe you can install a spacer which reduces the stroke on the 210x55 shock. Or you take the risk.

It won't contact the frame, myself and plenty of others have done this mod in the past.

With regards to warranty - if you ever needed to take advantage of the warranty, just put the stock shock back on.

That said, mine was warrantied with a coil 210x55 shock & they didn't bat an eyelid Smile

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 at 7:24 Quote
HobNob wrote:
wowbagger wrote:
johnmax wrote:
Hi do any one know if it is possible to put a dpx2 210x 55 on a fuel ex 9.9 29 2017 . Trek says no ,it has to be a 210 x 52,5 ????

210x55 will fit but since Trek said 'don't do it', be aware that it will void your guarantee, if there still is any.
Also be aware that fitting a longer stroke shock may lead to your rear wheel touching your frame upon full compression and that may cause damage to your frame.
Maybe you can install a spacer which reduces the stroke on the 210x55 shock. Or you take the risk.

It won't contact the frame, myself and plenty of others have done this mod in the past.

With regards to warranty - if you ever needed to take advantage of the warranty, just put the stock shock back on.

That said, mine was warrantied with a coil 210x55 shock & they didn't bat an eyelid Smile

In that case @johnmax I advise you to ignore everything I said and listen to the guys who've already done this Big Grin

Posted: Dec 14, 2019 at 12:23 Quote
Did the OP end up doing this? If so, any feedback on how the Fuel rides with the new shock?

Dave

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