Metric Sized Shocks
A couple of years ago a press release was issued by RockShox, DVO Suspension, Cane Creek, Manitou, SR Suntour and X-Fusion Shocks stating that there will be several new rear shock lengths and fitment options moving forwards. These new shock sizes are based on metric dimensions and are said to ''Provide performance benefits to suspension and frame designs''.
The new metric sizes are outlined above. The new sizing falls on 5mm stroke and 20mm eye to eye increments, and you'll notice lengthened eye to eye measurements for each stroke length. This has proved useful for frame designers, allowing them to limit the travel or reduce the stroke in 2.5mm increments.
While metric sized shocks may have slightly different measurements to the previous imperial sized standard, we have kept things simple by using the same size titanium springs as normal.
If you have a new style metric sized shock and are looking to upgrade to one of our titanium springs, then simply round up the stroke length to the nearest sized spring. For example, if you have a metric sized shock with a stroke length of 65mm (2.55"), then you will need to order a 2.75" stroke titanium spring when upgrading to one of our titanium springs.
We have put together a little table for you to make it easier:
We hope this helps!
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