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what will be the Best SHOcK for a BigHit Grom

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by patineto, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. patineto

    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    We just got a New frame for my friend Tomer, a brand new 2005 Specialized Bighit grom, the only problem (maybe a blessing) is that the frame did not come with a rear Shock, so i want to ask the experts what will be the best option for little Tomer, he is about 5'2" about a 105 pounds and is going to use the bike for "agressive freeride" jumping and just general all around trashing...

    so what do you guys and gals think,,, i don't even know the proper lengh or the stroke require for this little bike.


    Oh... and if you have a Shock that will work for this bike for sale send me a PM or post it here.

    thanks In advance..the frame will be run ussing 24" diameter wheels or maybe a 26" /24' combo in the back if that makes any diference..

    thanks Tomer & Ricky
     

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  2. patineto

    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    I look and I look and I can not find the spects for the GROM frame,, maybe I have no idea were to look.. i will call my friends at the shop tomorrow.

    anyway I also measure the frame and it looks like the frame needs a 6,75' or a 7" inch long shock, I'm not really sure.

    anyway help will be more than apreciated .
     
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    well, it comes like this stock: 190 x 51mm, 450lb spring.... i think the swinger 3 way comes in that size... it may be 50mm though. im not sure if that would still work.
     
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    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    Is that 190MM for the "Normal" big hits or for the Tinny Grom..??

    I just measure and looks like 190 is about 12MM to long,,will hit on the seattube if was 190MM...or maybe i'm just mistaken..

    thanks for the info no matter what..
     
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    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    well thats what it says for the grom on the specialized web site
     
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    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    OH thanks Amigo,,,,
    i guess i'm the one messing up,, well is not the first time and for sure not the last..

    gracias de Nuevo..
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Looks like you need, as dirtjump said, a 7.5" i2i, 2" stroke shock.

    Given the relatively inexpensive frame, something like a Vanilla R or a Swinger 3-way would do great. That was the stock size on the Giant AC for several years (it may still be, I don't know), so there are a lot of used shocks floating around in that size. You could check the Buy and Sell forum here, or over at MTBR.com.