FILES T E C H
Once you’ve determined the
width of the reducers, use the
opposite side of the calipers to
determine the bolt-hole size. This
shock uses 8-millimeter bolts.
Every new Mountain Bike Action test bike goes through a rigorous setup before ever hitting the trails. This digital shock pump from Fox is an invaluable tool that not only gives
us a precise method for inflating forks and shocks, but also allows us to replicate settings
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or not, is money well-spent.
A fairly reliable way to determine the travel
of a fork is to measure the distance from
the dust seal to the bottom of the crown.
Once you have this measurement, subtract
10 millimeters, and you have your travel.
This fork has 140 millimeters of travel.