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  • #1441
    runzoff
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    On Ebay;  [url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manitou-Radium-Air-Pro-Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Rear-Shock-6-X1-25-/361665421079?hash=item5434f05f17:g:JssAAOSwAuZX2mub]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manitou-Radium-Air-Pro-Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Rear-Shock-6-X1-25-/361665421079?hash=item5434f05f17:g:JssAAOSwAuZX2mub

    I emailed them as I could not find any reviews online about this product.  They told me it was brand new and just starting to ship out of thier warehouse in Taiwan.  They also said to use the old frame bushings for the new shock.  Hopefully there will not  be too much fuss about fitting it in.  Price is right if it works out!!
    I just bought one of these for my new HG.  Will give my impression after I install it in a couple of weeks.[/url]

    #4729
    runzoff
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    P.S.
    Says it has a 1 year warranty!

    #4730
    livernose
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    The price makes it worth the risk. I will be looking forward to your review.

    #4740
    runzoff
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    Manitou Radium Air Pro Mountain Bike Bicycle Rear Shock 6″X1.25″

    I installed this shock today.  The bushings that came with it were too wide.  I first took the metal bushings off my Rockshox Coupe Delux SL (with rebound adjustment) but found they were a bit too wide.  I then tried the hard plastic bushings off the Rockshox Delux and the fit was easy to install.
    Airing up the shock was a bit tricky as I kept losing air when I disconnected the pump, (possibly operator error as I’m new to this stuff, but  I’ve not had that issue with my Risse Racing Genesis.)

    I rode around my parking lot a bit and noticed an O-ring on the shock shaft.  No air was leaking, so I took a picture and sent it to the Ebay Seller.  Maybe this is a convenience instead of using a zip tie to check the Sag?
    The shock is 6” so the bike does sit a bit higher.
    I have a super bad case of allergies right now and won’t be able to ride for at least another week or so.  I’m not done with the upgrades on my  new HG yet either.  Will make some more progress this weekend but doubt I’ll get everything done.
    I’ll write up more when I get a chance to take it on a trail or 2.
     runzoff-shock.jpg

    #4743
    livernose
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    My Rockshox Team fork and rear shock on my 09 Specialized Epic have O-rings on them for sag.

    #4746
    runzoff
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    Makes sense to me.  Thanks Jeff!

    #4747
    runzoff
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    Heard back from the seller.  The O-ring is for keeping track of the Sag.

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