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KS FDX5 Air/Coil shock

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Trekrules, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Trekrules

    Trekrules Turbo Monkey

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    Has any one seen this rear shock from KS?





    SPECIFICATIONS

    eye2eye/Travel:
    -190mm/51mm
    -200mm/56mm
    -216mm/64mm
    -222mm/67mm
    -230mm/71mm
    -240mm/76mm
    -267mm/89mm

    Spring Air/coil

    Damping Hydraulic

    Adjustments 2-stage preload (air and coil), rebound

    Weight 235-265g (without coil)

    http://www.kindshock.com.cn/en/product.asp?id=111&show_list=1
     

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  2. frango

    frango Turbo Monkey

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    What might be the advantages of such shock?
     
  3. big-ted

    big-ted Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.

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    Been done. I give you the Stratos Helix circa '99:



    (Old schoolers might correct me on dates...)
     
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  4. mattmatt86

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    Color scheme is also circa '99...a la Romic
     
  5. Beef Supreme

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    These were actually pretty good at the time. They worked well with the crappy falling rate bikes that were so common.
     
  6. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    friend replaced the squirter coupe deluxe on his 6" travel modded norco with one of those, and it held up.

    I can see it being a huge advantage for a regressive bike, and a giant disadvantage for a progressive ratio bike, as you're adding more seals, larger seals, more weight due to two shafts, and are gaining some degree of progressivity due to the air spring.
     
  7. Jm_

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    Yep, had one. Turned a progressive bike into a jackhammer.

    The helix expert had a: progressively wound coil and an air spring (progressive). Holy jesus was it progressive.