Offset Bushings to slacken / lower bikes

Nov 6, 2011 at 10:13
by Jeron  
With the flurry of people wanting to be able to infinitely adjust their bikes lately, there are a number of products that let you change the geometry.

The cane creek angleset is great, but only works if you have a tapered or 1.5 head tube. its also very expensive.

Dropouts only apply for individual frames that are designed to have replaceable, changeable dropouts.

The only other way at the moment, is shortening the shock. Without spending a lot of money to do things such as shorten the stroke of the shock which will affect the way the shock works considerably, there is one other way.

Offset shock bushings are standard bushings, but with the hole offset towards one side.

Face the hole inwards, towards the shock and it effectively shortens the length of the shock. Making the bike sit lower and slacker.

Face the hole outwards, away from the shock and it effectively lengthens the shock, making the bike do the opposite.

The bushings are machined from solid brass, so are very strong, wear resistant and most of all.. look nice in gold. Even if you can't see them! supplies these very cheaply, for just £10 a bushing!

There is a tonne of information on the website, as well as a safe and secure online ordering system using paypal.

So if your looking for a way of slackening your bike, then have a look and give them a go. Its the most cost effective way of adjusting your geometry.

For a pair of 3mm offset bushings, your looking at a 1- 1.5 degree head angle change, along with as much as an inch of bb drop depending on the bike.

This photo shows some of the bushings - note, they are without the washers in this photo.

International customers - please note. If you do not select the correct region when paying you will not be refunded. Simple select Europe or US/CA when paying and postage will be added.

offset shock bushings.. for sale for cheap high quality UK made bushings


  • + 3
 I made a set of these years ago so that I could run a longer stroke shock on my Giant AC. I was getting like 7+ inches of travel for DH. DH killed the frame pretty quick though.
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 Received these, fitted them and the tolerance was a little out for the spacers, causing the linkage to seize. When filed down they worked perfectly. Reduced the head angle by 1 degree and lowered my BB by 10mm. I dont think Ti would make much of a difference at all as they weigh next to nothing
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 I've read on another forum that these are made hard for long life but because of this they are harder than the average frame therefore any friction wears the frame rather than the bushing!?
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 Bullshit im afraid. No truth in that at all! Bushings don't wear to stop the frame wearing, its because they are low quality metal.
  • + 2
 That's what I was hoping you'd say as I think it's a cool cost effective way of tweaking a bikes geo!
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 Jezzah, trying to get onto your website and it won't load in Explorer or Crome, I would like to order a set if possible. Can you give me some contact details please. Thanks
  • + 1
 Thats strange.. been having some issues with that! Seems to work for most people, but theres a small group where the whole server just won't work.

Email me on
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 Bought these for my patriot, stoked to see how much of a difference they make to the feel/look of the bike
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 is it 1 degree slacker and 10mm lower for all bikes or does it vary? thanks
  • + 1
 Depends on the bike, though with your Orange patriot thats about right.
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