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Can I run a DB Air on my '09 SX Trail?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dfinn, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    Probably gonna ride this bike for 1 more season. I was thinking about trying a different rear shock. Does anyone make a yoke that will work with the DB Air?
     

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    Civil Air Patrol won't let you . . . .
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    FYI- there were some vivid air on sale, in the correct length and stroke for dirt cheap- I think $125. Sandwich started a thread on it a few weeks ago.

    Sam Hill ran a vivid coil on his sx trail at seaotter a few years back, so there's either A.) yokes from specialized, or B.) a mod that will work, or C.) it bolts right up.

    I almost went for it, but sold my sx trail. Kicked myself though, because my lastest RC4 rebuild would have paid for the vivid air :(
     
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    PS- be careful with the '09 fit- they redesigned the toptube in '10 to allow a bigger resivor for the RC4 (and to run the resi above the shock), I don't know how big a DB or Vivid resivor is in comparison to a stock 2009 dhx 5.0
     
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    What about avalanche to make the shock that fits your bike all sweet and stuff?
     
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    definitely don't want a vivid air on any of my bikes.
     
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    :clapping:

    I don't think anyone but specialized makes yokes, since they are forged and I doubt anyone else would invest in doing that.
     
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    i agree. seeing as how it would be impossible to make one any other way...
     
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    A machined yoke is probably going to be tricky because of the balance of clearance and strength needed. I wouldn't replace a part that is forged with a machined part in this case, but sure, you're right, I'm wrong. Nice work.
     
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    Two douchey comments in a row when i'm trying to help this guy out. RM reality check, I guess.