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RC Glossary


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Shock Travel --

This does not refer to shock spacers that clip to the shock body, compressing the spring. There are two ways to limit shock travel: Spacers inside the shock, under the piston on the shock shaft or an o-ring or two on the outside of the shock body, on the shock shaft above the spring retainer. The inside spacers limit how far down the shock can extend, and the more you have, the shorter the shock gets at its full length, but you may have to change your ride height. The outside spacers (be sure to use old o-rings!) remove shock travel without compromising the shock length or ride height, so the shock can still deal with dips in the track, but stroke is lessened.
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