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Here's my question to you guys who like your old stuff.
I don't have a rear shock for the bike so I'm wondering what to do. I like the idea of having a bike that is from a certain age/date and not a miss-match of old and new. But on the other hand I'm thinking a new 2007 rear shock from say fox would bring some new life to my lovely race machine.
if you didn't have a shock would you;

a) buy new 2007 shock stock
b)buy a new 2007 shock and find some old stickers
c) Try ebay to find an original 2000 rear shock and have it re-built (new shaft etc)

Tried to be clear on what I'm trying to do, hit me with what you guys do and what you suggest I do.

Thanks, mezz
 

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First, 2000 really isn't that old - especially considering the Tracer can still be considered a very contemporary bike. Second, that bike probably came with a Fox Float RL. Third, Fox still makes something that is virtually the same in the Float, Float R or you can upgrade to the RP23 which is a fantastic shock.
 

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Heck, you'll have a hard time supporting the sid fork. Rockshox doesn't support past 2 previous model years (I have a 2003 Duke, and I've just discovered there's no more replacement HC2 damper cartridges available for them, which is particularly annoying since the 03 thru 05 forks used the same part number).
 

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Suspension has come a long way even between 2000 and 2006.

You could go somewhere inbetween. Get a used Fox Float of some sort, and send it to PUSH Indsutries. They'll dial the shock in for you that'll work as good if not better than anything on the market.

Don't bother with 'faking' people out with the decals....remove all of them. :)

Just my $.02
 

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I forgot about getting an old shock Pushed to suit the bike. I will look into parts and spares/ rare parts. The design is indeed still alive and kicking, I agree not very old. The fsr bikes were the start of something new, getting a new generation into FS.
 

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SuspectDevice said:
This is getting far,far out of "vintage" range, but It would not be difficult at all to update the damper on your Duke to motion control or Pure Damping. Should cost about $80.
Ummmm, my duke IS a pure damper...but the duke platform doesn't exist anymore (2002 thru 2005 was its lifetime) and it appears they're rapidly running out of spares for them. There was never a motion control damper for a 30mm leg rockshox. The psylo's gone too you know. You can get them for 28.6mm forks (Judy, pilot, Sid), and 32mm and that's it.
 
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