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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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After calling Penske direct, I got my shock today!!! Im curious about length compared to stock. '15 Highball. I specifically asked for the 10mm longer shock. I see the new shock can also be adjusted for height at bottom. It came with a dyno, and a nice manual. Stoked!

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It really is a high tech piece of equipment. I left mine the way it was set up and haven't felt a need to change anything so far.
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Is it really better than stock? I guess it seems like more work to me than the simple air pressure adjustment on my CCT.
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Is it really better than stock? I guess it seems like more work to me than the simple air pressure adjustment on my CCT.
You adjust it to how you ride most the time as far as weight goes. It still works with more or less weight; just not as good. Might be a little stiff or a little soft. Kinda like looking at soft porn.

It's actually less work. No effort at all since it's set.
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Well I was thinking more that I might sometimes be 2up and other times loaded for a trip so those cases I think I would want to adjust it but looks difficult to do that. For now my stock shock works but if it fails I might be looking at these more.
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Well I was thinking more that I might sometimes be 2up and other times loaded for a trip so those cases I think I would want to adjust it but looks difficult to do that. For now my stock shock works but if it fails I might be looking at these more.
This is why I haven't rushed off to change my XC's suspension(other than following some members advice and increasing the pressures I ride at)...but @bumpedmyhead is putting this Penske on a Highball and I'm willing to bet its going to be a HUGE improvement in all conditions.

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This is why I haven't rushed off to change my XC's suspension(other than following some members advice and increasing the pressures I ride at)...but @bumpedmyhead is putting this Penske on a Highball and I'm willing to bet its going to be a HUGE improvement in all conditions.
On a steel frame bike it should work just as well as long as it's set up right. I think I might opt for the Progressive shock on a steel frame though. Just to save $250 but then I'm more cost conscious than some.

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On a steel frame bike it should work just as well as long as it's set up right. I think I might opt for the Progressive shock on a steel frame though. Just to save $250 but then I'm more cost conscious than some.



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@PaiN I was going to suggest another winter project but it looks fairly simple to change out the shock...



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@PaiN I was going to suggest another winter project but it looks fairly simple to change out the shock...
Like I said in that performance thread.... I've come to the conclusion that the XC's stock suspension is adequate "as is" and imo the gains are not worth the cost of the upgrading. Hell, with almost 60k miles on my shock, I had 45lbs of air in it when I put it away for the winter last November...When I took the bike out last Wednesday getting it all back together and ready to ride...the shock still had 45lbs of air in it

But I know you and you are going to change that shock sooner or later ... LOL
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