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having only purchased forks aftermarket, i'm saddled with buying a rear shock to add to my Titus SB. I have a fox rc 6.5 X 1.5 on right now; if i buy a used fox float r or rp3, do i only have to be concerned about those numbers, stroke length and diameter? Do i have to buy a used rp3 that came off another SB or is an rp3 like any other. Given that i have to have frame specific mounting hardware, is everything else the same?

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robhloff said:
having only purchased forks aftermarket, i'm saddled with buying a rear shock to add to my Titus SB. I have a fox rc 6.5 X 1.5 on right now; if i buy a used fox float r or rp3, do i only have to be concerned about those numbers, stroke length and diameter? Do i have to buy a used rp3 that came off another SB or is an rp3 like any other. Given that i have to have frame specific mounting hardware, is everything else the same?

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Stroke length and Eye2Eye are the only real considerations. Any new or used Float or RP3 would work. Since you have an RC, now, you should have plenty of room for the lever on an RP3 or Float with lockout. The only thing to consider would be an AVA model. Both shocks can be had in an AVA version, so that would be the only consideration as far as diameter goes.

Have you considered a Manitou Swinger? The have a nice larger volume, with an adjustable pedaling platform. And will fit anywhere a Float would.
 

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I thought some Switchblades came with a Talas shock. If so, you'll have no problem fitting a Float or RP3 on there.
 

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The new RP3's have a factory setting also for the propedal and I believe it depends on the bike design, there are soft, medium and firm settings. This is in addition to the adj. propedal lever and it's marked on the shock.

I like the RP3 better than the Swinger, it has a smoother feel and the "on the fly" adj. propedal is nice.
 
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