Rockshox shock stroke lenght change.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2020 at 1:02 Quote
Does anyone know can you change the shock stroke lenght on super deluxe coils same way you can alter the shock stroke in the air models.

I've read that rockshox use 3 standard lenghts in stroke and then adjust the stroke lenght with spacers.

(stock models are 75mm,65mm and 55mm stroke, and you have 2.5mm spacers that limit the stroke, for example 230x60 stroke is by default 65 stroke but has been limited with 2 2.5mm spacers.)

I've seen photos where people have removed spacers from air shocks to increase stroke, does anyone know do the coil shocks work the same way ?

I'm mainly intrested in the 230x60 stroke coil model and can you increase the stroke to 65mm by removing spacers?

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 at 5:24 Quote
Hey

Did you figure this out, I’m in the same boat.

Best/Dan

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 at 10:43 Quote
Yeah i did figure it out, fairly simple.

With coil shock you just remove a spacer below the bottom out bumber.

I bought a coil shock with 62.5 stroke so it had a 2.5mm spacer under the bottom out bumper. I removed that and now the stroke is 65mm.

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 at 18:37 Quote
Hello,
I am not a bike expert and I would like to ask someone if this really work with every shock or every rockshox model. I need 230x65 for my frame. And I have a problem find some with this size but I found bunch of 230x60 or 230x57.5. Is it really true, rockshox 230x65 is with no spacers and 230x57.5 and 60 is a same stroke length but it has 7.5mm/5mm spacers? So if I will get one of these shock and remove the spacers I will get my required stroke ? Are there any negatives by doing this? Except the cosmetic detail- the printed size on the tube will be incorrect.

thank you

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 at 23:25 Quote
I'd say it works with the new metric shocks atleast..

I have a spare 230x60 stroke super deluxe and i know 100% that it has a grey spacer on the damper shaft. It is a single 5mm plastic spacer and it has thin metal shims above and below it. You can just cut out the plastic damper and leave the thin metal spacers there, oem way would be remove the plastic spacer plus one metal spacer.

On my old bike i wanted 2.5mm more stroke (55mm), i did buy a new shock, but i did full service for the old shock (185x52.5mm) and noticed it had a 2.5mm spacer on the damper shaft.

I dont think there are any negatives in doing this, only the printed size on the tube will be incorrect.

I would say with 99% confidence that you can get a 57.5, 60 or 62.5 stroke shock and remove spacer(s) to get it to desired 65mm stroke.

Posted: Sep 25, 2020 at 7:06 Quote
Only thing I know is to check that your frame has the clearance for the additional stroke. I know on my process I can safely go from 60-62.5 but not 65.

Posted: Nov 15, 2020 at 14:13 Quote
Bnito wrote:
Yeah i did figure it out, fairly simple.

With coil shock you just remove a spacer below the bottom out bumber.

I bought a coil shock with 62.5 stroke so it had a 2.5mm spacer under the bottom out bumper. I removed that and now the stroke is 65mm.

HI please can you show a picture of that spacer please?

Posted: Nov 15, 2020 at 15:42 Quote
https://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspension/air-shock-stroke-adjustments-via-bumpers-what-changes-1076592.html

here are some photos. mine was grey, 5mm thick and the plastic is kinda hard. keep there the metal washers and the O ring. at least I did and everything works fine

edit: oh you are talking about coil shock, right? I did it on air shock.

Posted: Jun 6, 2021 at 14:50 Quote
Hey does anybody know if you have to buy up or down sizes? I'm trying to make a 205x57.5 but I can only get 65. Are there really three spacers in there?

Posted: Jul 31, 2021 at 6:01 Quote
Bgcookk wrote:
Hey does anybody know if you have to buy up or down sizes? I'm trying to make a 205x57.5 but I can only get 65. Are there really three spacers in there?

Yes, i bought a 205x57.5 i change the spacer and now is 205x60 u can make to 205x65 with no spacers

Cheers

Posted: Sep 29, 2021 at 21:13 Quote
When you say shims on changing the stroke, is that the red color volume spacers? are they the same?

Posted: Sep 30, 2021 at 2:18 Quote
jigs8 wrote:
When you say shims on changing the stroke, is that the red color volume spacers? are they the same?

No.

On the shaft, there are grey plastic 2.5mm spacers that reduce the stroke lenght. Below and above this grey spacer there are very slim shims, also, but it is not necessary to remove these.

Basicly you can increase the stroke lenght relatively easily if you remove these spacers. If you shock is specced with a stroke lenght of 60mm, you will have 2x2.5mm spacers. Remove 1, stroke lenght = 62.5, remove both stroke lenght = 65mm.

Reducing the stroke lenght is a way harder job as you need to install spacers into the shock shaft....

Posted: Mar 6, 2022 at 1:51 Quote
Greetings all. Long time listener, first time caller.....with a bump to this thread.
I would like to clarify a few items concerning stroke adjustments with the RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate. Background: My shock is a 2021year, 230 x 60mm RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate mounted on a 2021 GG Smash. All the research you have read thus far is true with one exception....the grey spacer that looks like 2 x 2.5mm spacers stacked is not....it is a single 5mm stroke spacer. So as stated, if this 5 mm spacer is cut out, you will get a 65mm stroke shock (super easy to do). For my GG friends with The Smash....you can pass a piece of paper between a 2.5 Minion WT DHF and the seat post with a 65mm stroke (roughly 160mm travel)...this is not recommended. My good-times solution is a 2mm plastic washer the circumference of, and placed in between the two, metal shims (plastic washer bought at Lowes). Make a clean cut to the plastic washer, twist on to the shaft between the two metal shims. Linear math gives you approximately 152.25mm of travel with the 2mm plastic washer between the metal shims. Looking forward to pairing this up with a new Zeb fork on the bike. Thanks to all those before me that put me on this path. Aint we luck we got-em.....Ride COS - TB

Posted: May 15, 2022 at 18:59 Quote
Is it possible to buy those spacer? I ve got a 57.5 shock but needed 62.5. Is jut one spacer of 7.5mm

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