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hi guys

I was looking for a rear shock the other day (air) and I measured the eye to eye length and I couldn't find anything does anyone know a reasonably cheap shock (air) that is that size
cheers, dan
 

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You also need the stroke length of the shock as well.
170mm is an odd size, what frame is it off? Some manufacturers do have weird sizings on their shocks i.e. Specialized, so replacements in the correct size can sometimes be tricky to source.
 

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You also need the stroke length of the shock as well.
170mm is an odd size, what frame is it off? Some manufacturers do have weird sizings on their shocks i.e. Specialized, so replacements in the correct size can sometimes be tricky to source.
im gonna be a pain in the arse here and ask what the stroke length is, sorry im only 12 and have just gotten into mtb. it is off a fusion kinetik 3300, it is a cheap copy of an expensive bike
 

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The stroke length is the amount of shaft travel a shock has. You can measure the amount of exposed shaft on the shock and that will be the measurement you need. Most shocks are measured eye to eye x stroke i.e. 200x57.
 

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When shopping for rear shocks - two measurements are required:

1) Eye-to-eye(centered) length, in millimeters or inches
2) Stroke length(bottom of air can to bottom of travel barrel), in mm or inches

You have an odd-sized shock size.
 
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