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Offline Extremerider

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Suspensions upgrade
on: 06 Jan 22, 08:59:57
Good morning everyone.
Have an sx 2020 with 12k miles on it. I’m looking forward to upgrade the rear shock. I’d like to buy a new shock (probably ohlins) and want to ask if you think this upgrade could demand a front fork upgrade either.
Any suggestion?

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #1 on: 06 Jan 22, 09:04:38
Hi, I can't speak for the 2020 model, but my 2014 front springs far out performed the rear  :006:

I upgraded the rear to a Wilbers 641 and had it setup by some pro's and couldn't be happier  :celebrate:
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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #2 on: 06 Jan 22, 03:33:09
Wilbers,  :028: recommended. Whilst most are chasing the Ohlins, Nitron etc..

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #3 on: 09 Jan 22, 07:38:42
Was looking for wilbers, but it costs more than ohlins… :oh_no:
Do you have any website you can suggest offering a little discount?
Thanks mates

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #4 on: 09 Jan 22, 07:50:54
Revs might be able to help out

https://www.revsracing.co.uk/products

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #5 on: 23 Jan 22, 04:31:44
*Originally Posted by mdr1970 [+]
Hi, I can't speak for the 2020 model, but my 2014 front springs far out performed the rear  :006:

I upgraded the rear to a Wilbers 641 and had it setup by some pro's and couldn't be happier  :celebrate:

Did you notice the weight with adding this shock? Mine is a 2015 but don’t think much of a difference between our bikes

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #6 on: 24 Jan 22, 06:14:54
No disrespect intended to anyone, but I don't belive any road rider would, or can feel the difference between a kg or 2 on their bike :027: especially on bikes weighing north of 200 to begin with.
10kg yes, but one or two, no :006:

Physically the shock is a little heavier, but on the bike you only feel how much better she rides. :028: :047:
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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #7 on: 24 Jan 22, 07:32:47
I’m putting mine on the track tho sorry should of made that a bit clearer, front will be fine, rear is pretty shit

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #8 on: 24 Jan 22, 09:14:44
Also I wouldn’t notice the weight regardless I don’t think I ride near good enough on or off track it’s just something a mate was saying that sort of out it in my head… maybe he meant the overall bike weight as he rides a big heavy thing… I just thought I’d ask  :464:

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Re: Suspensions upgrade
Reply #9 on: 24 Jan 22, 09:52:46
No worries, I have some mates who also think they're Rossi or Marquez  :745:

On track you really feel the benefit of any/all improvements you make to your bike! :celebrate:


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