I have what I believe to be a 1996 (maybe 1997) full suss hg. It's got a mixture of parts as i bought it from an employee in Boulder CO in 1998. Unfortunately, the Fox Alps 4r rear shock crack/split recently. From what I’ve learned, the shock is most likely a 5.5 x 1.25 or 5.5 x 1.0. In looking for replacements, nobody makes a 5.5x1.25. I’ve also found that the only shocks available in the 5.5x1.0 size are the Fox RPL or RP23. I’ve also found that Cane Creek makes the Cloud Nine, but not in the exact size. Can anyone tell me if it’s OK to go with a 6.0x1.25? Or, should I stick with the 5.5x1.0 and potentially give up some travel? I also found a guy in Idaho that will sell a Rockshox coupe for $100. Can anyone provide any suggestions?
Also, if it matters, keep in mind that I had to upgrade the front Judy shock with a Manitou black 100/120mm. So, I’ve already increased the travel slightly in the front. Thanks