Author Topic: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27  (Read 7462 times)

GuitsBoy

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Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2017, 06:55:49 AM »
Has anybody actually successfully mounted the rockshox RCT3 deluxe 165x42.5 yet?   I have to return the x-fusion shock I bought due to non functioning rebound.   I'm softening my stance towards RS since there no other game in town for 120mm travel.

R_Pierce

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Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2017, 11:52:37 AM »
I dont think that shock is going to work like you want at your weight posted on MTBR.  I made the mistake of getting an RT3 and its trash in comparison to the Mcleod.  Was a waste of money.  I understand that Manitou doesnt make a 42.5 shock, but it might be worth calling them and asking if they will make a custom length.  I have that much faith in the McLeod....

ReverendRockRazor

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Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2017, 01:17:39 PM »
Won't work. The trunnion bolts are 10mm the mount holes are 8mm. Even if they matched the air valve comes out the side and hits the mount.

That shock won't fit in there in any sort of way.
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Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2017, 01:24:04 PM »
Matter of fact unless someone comes out with a trunnion shock with 8mm mounts this frame will never have 120mm travel.
I did talk to dvo and they are coming out with an inline shock called the opal and they said it will have one to fit the Scott spark. But you will still likely have to enlarge the holes on the frame.
Which is why I am selling my frame.

GuitsBoy

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Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« Reply #79 on: August 28, 2017, 01:58:39 PM »
Thanks guys, from what I can tell, the Anthem shock was a bust due to the air filler valve location.  RS as a whole is not my favorite brand.  I like fox, but seems overpriced.  I like x-fusion, but not a full price either.  The manitou has been recommended over and over on various threads, so thats the direction I'm headed.  Seems like it could be a longer term shock than originally expected since its possible there wont be any trunnion shocks that fit. 

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Re: Carbon Speed 2017 27.5 plus FS frame CS-FS27
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2017, 11:11:21 PM »
Thanks guys, from what I can tell, the Anthem shock was a bust due to the air filler valve location.  RS as a whole is not my favorite brand.  I like fox, but seems overpriced.  I like x-fusion, but not a full price either.  The manitou has been recommended over and over on various threads, so thats the direction I'm headed.  Seems like it could be a longer term shock than originally expected since its possible there wont be any trunnion shocks that fit.

very good choice!!