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i have some shmee questions, does any fs bike have a linkage that has a changing leverage ratio throughout the travel. also, i heard that if your change the leverage ratio on a shock it could blow it. for example putting dangerboy plates on a stinky which changes the leverage ratio. will any shock blow if you change the leverage ratio??
 

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it can, not necessarily will though.

i used to have a rocky pipeline (4-5-6 adjustable rear) and blew many many shocks in 6" mode. most bikes now don't have adjustable travel, although there is a few around still.
 

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dangerboy plates or any plates...............most people agree.....it isn't worth the hassle for another inch of travel
 

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no i dont want the plates i just wanted to know if theres a shock that can take any leverage ratio and not blow
 

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I love specialized's 2.4:1

Most shocks are designed to handle the higher leverage ratios, so using these on lower ratios doesnt really matter. It's all a matter of how it's set up.
 

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Amazing Larry104 said:
no i dont want the plates i just wanted to know if theres a shock that can take any leverage ratio and not blow
it is not the shock it is the spring.....get a heavier spring and you are set......the only problem is you put more force somewhere else on the bike. With the Kona Stinky's and aftermarket extra travel plated.......the shocks don't blow but the frame fails at the middle "teeter tooter pivot" (where the pivot of the plates meets the frame)
 

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The Sinister R9 has 3 lower shock mount holes to adjust the leverage ratio in the beginning of the stroke.
 

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Actually it is the shock, the compression circuit is not valved to handle ratios higher than 3:1 (plenty high). Comprensating with a heavier spring weight is just working the rebound harder. If you push it past 3:1, get an Avy.
 

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so if you get a shock thats meant for a 3:1 ratio and you use it on a bike that had like 2:1 it would be ok?
 

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Amazing Larry104 said:
so if you get a shock thats meant for a 3:1 ratio and you use it on a bike that had like 2:1 it would be ok?
can you read?
 
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