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I'm curious if anyone is running the Elka shock on a DT size small. My main concern is the clearance of the front eye fitting into the frame.

I recently received a DSP-racing Shock to demo and it did not fit in the front eye bracket of the frame. See the photo, to make sense since I'm probably not describing it correctly. I was bummed since it was a chance to try something new on the market.

Nevertheless, I'm not happy w/ the DHXs low speed bump and would like to switch to the Elka (which a riding buddy on an UZZI just loves) and from taking a quick spin on his bike I can really feel the difference.
 

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I think that the reducers that were on the DSP shock were incorrect for your frame.

Elka can provide the correct reducers or you can use those from your Fox shock.

got no idea about clearance..
 

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from the other thread on here about elka's you would be starting to push the clearance on anything smaller than a medium frame
 

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I am almost certain that the hardware on the Elka should not be a non-issue on a small frame. The hurdle that you will run into, as you would with the Fox RC4 is the clearance in between the piggyback, and the bottom of the toptube.

Running a medium frame with the Elka, and I have .25" of daylight showing in between the TT and the reservoir.

Been really pleased with the Elka so far though.

EDIT: Try running the shock in reverse with the res. facing upwards.
 

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You can always try go-ride.com's shock demo program. I think Elka is an option and would be a much cheaper test than buying and then trying.
 

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Dirty D said:
I am almost certain that the hardware on the Elka should not be a non-issue on a small frame. The hurdle that you will run into, as you would with the Fox RC4 is the clearance in between the piggyback, and the bottom of the toptube.

Running a medium frame with the Elka, and I have .25" of daylight showing in between the TT and the reservoir.

Been really pleased with the Elka so far though.

EDIT: Try running the shock in reverse with the res. facing upwards.
Thanks D. The issue was not the clearance of the piggy back but the larger outer material around the eyelets. I'll have to call Elka and see if they can give me a measurement, only way to find out. it's the same diameter on either end so turning it wouldn't have helped.
 

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