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I have a LBS that will sell me a Brand New wth 1 year warranty Triad Fox shock that came off a Stumpjumper 2009 as original owner upgraded I guess. What is a good price to buy that from as my Triad just blew up and will Push that but want to buy something till the Push'd one come back.

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I could get a rp23 7.5x2.0 from someone here used with no warranty and 40 miles on it for 200 plus shipping but kind of wanted it by Friday. Thoughts...
 

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175....

So my options are 175 for brand new 2009 triad wth 1 yr warranty or 200 for 2009 rp23 with no warranty and hoping it works well....
 

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Well I just got the rp23....
Will have Fri...

He said he had to have a lbs install it to keep the warranty intack with the frame. Will the extra travel be a problem and what do people suggest if I should get someone to remove the spacer in the front shock float 120 rl to make it 140?

Thx Jerk....
 

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For 25 more, I would definitely go with the RP23. It doesn't have a warranty, but I would take my chances given it is supposedly a big upgrade from the Triad.
 

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What does the 3 lines that are small and medium and large represent on the rp23. I think tuning but the one I got is in the middle. I am 170 lbs. Will this be fine for me and what is suggested psi. I think I do 150 psi in my triad now...
 

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gigabyte772 said:
Well I just got the rp23....
Will have Fri...

He said he had to have a lbs install it to keep the warranty intack with the frame. Will the extra travel be a problem and what do people suggest if I should get someone to remove the spacer in the front shock float 120 rl to make it 140?

Thx Jerk....
When you say "extra travel" are you referring to the 120RL or the rp23? I'm having a hard time understanding what the heck your trying to say in your posts.
If your talking about the 120RL it won't affect a thing...do it with confidence. Wasn't your Triad under warranty still. Contrary to what some people say it works just fine for me...I've ridden a bike with a rp23 and frankly do not notice a huge difference if one at all.
As far as psi goes....set sag and don't worry about pressure. Sag is all you need to worry about. The psi numbers are for reference only.
 

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Well if you understand English you should be fine as I kept rereading my post and seems fine... I am talking about the extra 1/4 inch travel that the rp23 will have over my Triad... As far as removing the spacer in the front what should it cost a LBS to remove?
 

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Well if you understand English you should be fine as I kept rereading my post and seems fine... I am talking about the extra 1/4 inch travel that the rp23 will have over my Triad... As far as removing the spacer in the front what should it cost a LBS to remove?
Look jokey....learn to write properly and it would be easier to understand.

Get back to school and learn proper grammar, or put the beer down when you start a thread.
 

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Look Buddy,

What part of my posts don't you understand. I will translate to your simple mind format. Noone else had any problems and I still see no problems... I have a BS in E.E so I know it is probably not on my side.... Thx for comments though...
 

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the extra travel isnt going to mess you up at all...just get the spacer removed outta your 120 and make it 140...even if you did not have the spacer removed from the fork the extra it shouldnt affect your handling...plenty of bikes come stock with more travel in the rear than the front...u got a killer deal on the RP23...youll notice a big difference over the triad...the triad always felt like a pogo stick to me on my 2007 stumpy...I threw an RP23 on it and I am glad I did
 

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and to the grammar nazi....as long as a guys post isnt complete jibberish there is no need to criticise his post..I understood his post just fine...overly educated people crack me up...relax

oh yeah...as far as how much it costs to have your fork worked on, you are just going to have to find an LBS that will do it...or if you are mechanically inclined fox has guides on there website on how to do such a procedure
 

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Thx and I saw the directions at Fox's website and I can bleed my brakes and replace the pistons in my brakes but a full fork scares me a little. I usually mess something up first and then know not to do that in the future but I would like someone else do this. Wil it ake a big difference if the spacer is removed. I do not do high jumps, maybe 1 to 2 ft drops and weigh 170 less accessories...
 

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gigabyte772 said:
Thx and I saw the directions at Fox's website and I can bleed my brakes and replace the pistons in my brakes but a full fork scares me a little. I usually mess something up first and then know not to do that in the future but I would like someone else do this. Wil it ake a big difference if the spacer is removed. I do not do high jumps, maybe 1 to 2 ft drops and weigh 170 less accessories...
You and I have been talking a great deal lately on this issue. I'm gonna say your head angle will be a little steeper than most would like on this bike. The 140mm fork will be an absolutely perfect match to the nearly 140mm rear. You're raising the rear nearly 20mm. The SJ FSR is an extremely low bike, and maybe too low IMO...pedal strikes are way too common on one with a 120mm fork. Getting the bike to a 140/140 attitude almost seems like where this bike should have been designed by Spec.

A spacer swap on a Float fork is pretty easy. If you looked at the instructions on their site and don't feel confident to do it, it shouldn't be an expensive procedure at most any shop.
 

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