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I am looking at changing out my air shock on my Klein Mantra to a coil spring shock. I am having difficulty finding one with the correct stroke length. Does anyone know if going to a slightly shorter stroke length would be a problem, major or minor? Any thoughts appreciated.
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What is the eye-to-eye length?
I have a 6.5" on mine. Just replaced the FOX Vanilla coil with a Manitou Swinger 3 way from the Santa Cruz website.
The slightly shorter stroke hasn't reared it's head yet. 1/4 inch shy on stroke for both lengths for the current standard of 1.5" and 2.5" strokes.
So far with a street ride it is a world of difference. Adding a platform and rebound damping is a vast improvement.
From the website:http://www.kleinbikes.com/us/support/questions/mantra_shock_replacement.html
 

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Jups said:
I am looking at changing out my air shock on my Klein Mantra to a coil spring shock. I am having difficulty finding one with the correct stroke length. Does anyone know if going to a slightly shorter stroke length would be a problem, major or minor? Any thoughts appreciated.
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The lower end Mantras came standard with coil springs. The Pro model had air. and some of the Races did as well.depending on the year it was made.

Any particular . reason why you want to go (backwards) back to coil springs? And what year/model is your Mantra?
 

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yeah, but if its damped, then whats the issue?

or are you comparing air shocks which have a flood gate setup where they need a set force before they start to work and that on a mantra, that would be a much better type oc suspension action.

Never ridden a mantra, so cant really comment on whether one would be better or not. I do half fancy one though for a try.
 
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