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Hello Everyone, I started mountain biking since I was 14. But I never had full suspension bike. To make long story short, I bought a used 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper Fsr Comp 29er with fox triad 2 rear suspension. My question now is I noticed that it was leaking oil in the rebound knob and was told by bike shops that it needs a rebuilt costing me $250+. One thing that came up to my mind is just replaced it. But I couldn't find any 197mm x 48mm rear suspension that fits my budget. I saw other sizes that are used and for sale for a decent price.
My question now is, is it worth it to rebuild it?
Is it adviceable to add shorter or longer rear shock? if yes how many mm shorter/longer I can go? Last, is there anyone here that can or know someone or shop that may rebuild my rear suspension cheaper than $200? Los Angeles Area

Advanced thanks for the answers, sorry I'm newbie when it comes to full suspension bikes.
 

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check this, get a rebuild kit or parts, do as much yourself as you dare or are able to

FOX web site sez 160 for rebuilds...email them and ask about it

 

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The cost of a shock rebuild is almost entirely labor. Specialized loves proprietary rear shocks. Guess what you have? Servicing what you have is the better way out of this.
 

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Buy a bikeyoke so you can run a standard shock. You then will no longer be stuck with the crap proprietary size and shock.

 

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I found someone that will rebuild it. But I will observe it, if it breaks after a year I will buy the yoke so I can interchange shock. Thanks guys!
 
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