Replace rear shock with strut

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Chad Malette
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Replace rear shock with strut

Postby Chad Malette » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:40 am

Has anyone converted to a hard tail? If so what strut did you use I've been looking and haven't seen any that are made for an intruder.

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Re: Replace rear shock with strut

Postby navigator » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 am

Most fabricate their own.

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Re: Replace rear shock with strut

Postby hillsy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 pm

It's actually a pretty crap idea to just replace twins shocks with struts - the forces from the removed suspension follow the struts which are pointing at your ass.

If you look at specifically designed hard tail frames, you will see the top tubes run pretty much in line to the backbone and send the forces towards the neck, not your ass.

Hard tail frames are also designed to flex up and down which includes some form of "suspension" rather than a swing arm setup which is not designed to flex anywhere.

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Re: Replace rear shock with strut

Postby Lechy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:21 am

Your tailbone, vertebrae, discs and kidneys, I wouldn't recommend running on struts especially if you like to have fun on fast sweepers, the first time your rear hits a pothole you will at the very least be changing your underwear at worst, well use your imagination.

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Re: Replace rear shock with strut

Postby Fred » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:05 am

Solid struts are good for you. They help strangulated testicles and improves sperm count.

Why would would pay good money to sit in a vibrating chair at the super market when you can have it for free.


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