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First, you should understand how suspensions with lockouts work. Fluid suspensions(oil or air) like yours have a valve inside them that lets the fluid flow through at a constricted rate on the way up, and very quickly on the way down. This is what gives the dampening effect on suspensions. Lockouts effectively completely close off that valve. However, ...


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The shock you are referring to was marketed as a 'brain' shock I think. The worked by varying the damping based on detected rear wheel movement. As far as I remember only specialized sold them, first produced for them by Fox and then an in house model. They typically appeared on more XC orientated designs and I've never seen one available as a separate ...


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The 2 dimensions listed for each shock are; The eye to eye length (sometimes listed as i2i, this is the distance between the 2 mounting points) The shock stroke, i.e. how far the the shock shaft will move If the two shocks have the same eye to eye length and the same stroke then the Monarch will physically fit into the frame and allow full travel without ...



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