All things being equal, longer shocks have more travel and give a better,
more compliant ride. Longer shocks can use a softer spring.
Shorter shocks can ride just fine with the proper spring but the shorter you go the
more critical spring choice becomes,,then the more critical proper damping and
For looks,,low Is In, Lowering just the rear often increases straight line stability and
Increases the bar Input effort needed to turn the bike.
For ridablility, comfort, and cornering ability Tall Is the way,,as long as you can flat foot
The Unescapable truth...Properly set up ssuspension looses 1/4 to 1/3 total
travel to "Sag", so,,,
The seat takes a little,,the tire takes a little, but not much.
then yer left with the suspension
A 13.5" shock,,,,,3.69" total shock travel and a 2.5" bump,,,Nuttin to It
A 12.5" shock,,,,,2.12" total shock travel and a 2.5" bump,,,ouch
A 11.5" shock,,,,,1.87" total shock travel and a 2.5" bump,,,well lets just say your gonna
need a cain when yer an old fart tryin ta get to the toilet on time XD
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