Gday Aber . The Trance is quoted as having either 4" (101.6 mm) or 4.2" (106.68 mm) of rear wheel travel. Having had the shock out of my Trance recently, I would say the frame and swingarm are physically just capable of making 130 mm of travel.aber said:Does anyone know if it is possible to change the travel of RP3 in Giant Trance (2006 year model)? I'd really like to change it in 130 mm!
Jet-Mech said:I think the only way to achieve the 130 mm travel is to find a shock from another company with a 6.5" eye to eye and about 1.8" of stroke. Either that or talk to PUSH industries or MOJO suspension for a custom RP3.
Anyway, I entirely agree, a 5" (127 mm) travel Trance would be almost perfect :thumbsup: .
Aber, I think that there may be some misunderstanding. I was only making suggestions as to how you might achieve 130 mm of rear travel on a Trance. I have not tried any of my suggestions so I have no idea if they would work.aber said:Thanks a lot!
So, if I understood correctly, I can change my RP3 with a 5" travel shock without any problem?
One more thing, a friend of mine is going to buy a Rochy Mountain ETSX-TEAM ( http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2006/etsx/etsx-team.aspx frame ) , if you read in the specs you can find that it has a Fox RP3 shock with a travel of 101.5 - 127 mm. How is it possible? Can you change the travel like you con with Reba U-Turn?? I think that the frame is 101.5 mm standard, but if you want you can change the shock in 127 mm (with another model, of course).
I am sure the 7.5in shock will not fit. Too long. The cross piece between the shock rocker arms will hit the seat tube. My frame is 2005. The 6.75in shock barely fits.cosimo said: