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Shorter Shock or offset bushing?

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Shorter Shock or offset bushing?
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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 at 21:47 Quote
I just picked up an Extra Small 2007 Titus Racer X from a friend after I built her a new trail shredding bike. I didn't know much about it till I got it on the stand this evening. It doesn't appear to be stock. It has a Fox 32 Float series but it is 100mm vs 80 that comes on an XS. I recently also picked up a mid-2000's rocky mountain element that was busted but it comes with a 152x31 fox shock. The titus has a 165x38 shock.

Other specs to note.
With the 100mm fork it was about 68.5 degree HA and the BB was about 12.75inches off the ground.

My goal is to make a sweet little bike for my nephew who will be getting out of the 24in to a 26in bike and he shreds pretty hard.

I put that 152 shock in to see what the effects would be on the bike. The HA went to about 66 degrees and the BB dropped to about 12inches. I didn't measure before but the the Seat angle after the 152 shock dropped to 70 which is a lot for an adult but I don't really know what that would do for a kid who is 4'11.

When I raised the fork on his hardtail 30mm it was too much but that raised his whole bike up and back.

What do you guys think. I can also still do the 165 shock with 5mm in offset bushings

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