Measure the shock size of a mountain bike

Measure the eye to eye length to be the most accurate method for shock measurement. Slowly remove the air from the shock by attaching a shock pump. Measure the eye to eye length again after the shock has been compressed. The usable stroke is the measurement from the initial eye to eye length. In other words, (ie). 185 is 132.50 and 52 is 132.50.

How do I know the correct size of my shocks?

The center of the loop mount or the base of the stud mount is where the shock is measured. To get the extended length of a shock, remove it from the vehicle and allow it to expand on its own or pull it to the fully extended position and take a measurement.

I don't know what shocks fit my bike

The length of the shock from the centre of one eye to the centre of the other is the eye-to-eye measurement. Measure the size of the connecting hardware, including the width of the end bushings and the size of the bolts used to attach shock to frame.

How do you measure a mountain bike shock?

It is quite easy to whip coil shocks. Measure the exposed shaft. You will need to remove the coil to get an accurate measurement because the smaller shaft slides into the main body of the shock.

How do you measure a coil shock?

The springs for coil shocks are rated using two numbers. 450 X 2.25 The first number is the weight needed to compress the spring by an inch and the second is the travel length of the spring.

Is it possible to put a bigger rear shock on my bike?

The longer the shock, the more oil will be available to absorb it. It makes sense to buy a longer rear shock. A lot of the movement of the bike will be absorbed by oil and space.

What is the meaning of the shock dimensions?

A shock that measures 215 x 55 is a long one and uses a 55mm stroke. The length of the shock is determined by the amount of the shock that can be compressed.

How do you measure mountain bike shocks?

Measure the distance from your bike to the shock mounts. Measure eye-to-eye distance again bymounting the bike in your normal riding position with your normal riding gear. The two measurements are not the same.

What is a metric shock?

Metric is a new set of sizes for rear shocks that have been agreed upon by several suspension and frame manufacturers. New eye-to-eye and stroke measurements can be made in a variety of millimeters.

How do you measure a mountain bike?

The best method for measuring frame travel is to remove the shock and measure the vertical travel at the rear axle, with the suspension linkage at the full shock length, and at the shock bottom-out length.

Is shocks universal?

There aren't universal shocks. There are lowered trucks and cars which may have shorter shocks, the bottom line is that you never guess.

What do you measure front suspension for?

If you want to record the exact compression, raise the wheel to 4” above ride height. You can record the distance between the shock mounts. The motion ratio is the amount of shock moved between the two.

How do you determine rear suspension?

Take the travel through the range and measure the distance from the floor to the rear of the vehicle. It's as simple as releasing the tension from the shock and measuring the distance the wheel travels when the shock is fully extended to fully compressed.

What happens if your shocks are too long?

The vehicle suspension could experience the shock absorber "Bottoming out" if the shock absorber is too long. The suspension has an allowed amount of travel to go when the shock absorber is fully compressed.

How do you measure the stroke length of a rear shock?

The total distance is referred to as the stroke length. When the shock is fully extended, you can measure the stroke length by subtracting the eye to eye length.

Do I need a shock?

If you do shuttle runs more than three times a year, don't bother to switch the shock to Pedal or Lock, or if racing to the top of the hill isn't at all your thing, Boobar suggests you upgrade to a piggyback-style shock.

Can I shorten the shock on my bike?

A registered person. The travel will only be altered by the shock of the same length but less stroke.

How do I know if my mountain bike shocks are working?

Weird noises coming from the shocks and forks. This is a sign that it may need to be replaced. The damper oil needs to be replaced if the rear shocks are slurping or swishing.

Can I change the travel suspension on my mountain bike?

Bikes will happily accept forks up to 20mm larger than their designers intended. If you must, be prepared for a bike that the manufacturer didn't really intend to create. It doesn't mean it will suck, but it is something to be aware of.