Travel reducing rockers

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evillittlegoat
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Travel reducing rockers

Postby evillittlegoat » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:53 am

So, I got an alternative set of 137mm rockers with my bike, it comes with 150mm as standard. What effect will they have on the bike? Im assuming the geometry angles will all stay the same but cant quite get my head around what difference they'll make, especially since its only 13mm. Just general firming up of the back end?

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Re: Travel reducing rockers

Postby cooldad » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:45 pm

Impossible to say without more info - the bike would help. Rockers work on leverage, so it depends.
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Re: Travel reducing rockers

Postby evillittlegoat » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:52 pm

Ah, that would probably help: http://www.voodoo-usa.com/bicycles/zobop

150mm Revs up front.

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Re: Travel reducing rockers

Postby estampida » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:55 pm

well it will drop the ratio the shock moves per rear wheel

so it should feel less laboured or overworked (2:1 good - 3:1 bad)

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Re: Travel reducing rockers

Postby nicklouse » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:56 pm

it depends on how the rockers are made.

it could do lots of different things.

pics of new and old rockers?
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