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I have an '07 Iron Horse Sachem 6.0 with 6" of travel and a Fox Vanilla rear shock. The shock is a 7.875 x 2.25. Is it possible to put on a shorter shock to slacken the head angle? If so what size? I would only want about 1 degree.
 

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that should be ok i think. id wait for someone more knowledgable than me to weigh in before you order anything though.
 

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Sachem6 said:
I have an '07 Iron Horse Sachem 6.0 with 6" of travel and a Fox Vanilla rear shock. The shock is a 7.875 x 2.25. Is it possible to put on a shorter shock to slacken the head angle? If so what size? I would only want about 1 degree.
You'll lose travel as well. From 6" down to 4.8" or so, if you go to a 7.5x2 shock, which is the next typical size down. You may also have issues with the tire hitting the seat tube or saddle at full compression.
 

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Actually yes! Avalanche can build you a 7.75x2.0 or 7.75x2.25 shock. I run the latter. It's slightly shorter than the stock 7.875x2.25 shock that is stock. Of course it's not cheap, and it's a shock that's custom-built for your riding style, weight, and bike/suspension type. Their cheapest shock, the Montie, would still be far better than whatever you are riding now.
 
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