230x60 shock on 2019 Remedy?

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Posted: Mar 23, 2020 at 4:55 Quote
Sorry if this has been asked before. My gf's bike has a Reaktiv shock which she just hates; ould a 230x60mm (comes with a 230x57.5) shock work on that frame? Got one floating around which we could use if that's possible.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 at 11:38 Quote
bonkywonky wrote:
Sorry if this has been asked before. My gf's bike has a Reaktiv shock which she just hates; ould a 230x60mm (comes with a 230x57.5) shock work on that frame? Got one floating around which we could use if that's possible.

It could work, but just note that you would have some changes in your handling by shortening the stroke length. That gives your shock less to soak in on a big hit. But that is better than having too much stoke length which could cause the shock to possibly hit the frame.

-Mitch

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 at 21:03 Quote
My buddy tried the X2 in a 230x60, on his remedy and it did hit the frame. so you need a 57.5.

Check out this thread - https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=213645&pagenum=1

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 14:09 Quote
trek wrote:
bonkywonky wrote:
Sorry if this has been asked before. My gf's bike has a Reaktiv shock which she just hates; ould a 230x60mm (comes with a 230x57.5) shock work on that frame? Got one floating around which we could use if that's possible.

It could work, but just note that you would have some changes in your handling by shortening the stroke length. That gives your shock less to soak in on a big hit. But that is better than having too much stoke length which could cause the shock to possibly hit the frame.

-Mitch

Correct me if Iā€™m wrong, a 230x60 shock has a longer stroke length than a 230x57.5. With the eye to eye length of the shock being the same the geo of the bike would be unchanged. By adding 2.5mm of stroke length to the shock you are theoretically increasing the travel length of the frame.

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