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flybd5
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject: Wilbers lowered shock absorber Reply with quote

Since I don't like having to hold up the bike from going sideways with just the tips of my toes, I have ordered a Wilbers replacement shock https://www.wilbers.de/produkte/federbeinprodukte/ecoline/o-36-mm/article-58.html custom built for me and my riding patterns, with a 30mm reduction in length from the stock shock. That's 1.2 inches, which should work fine for the length of my legs. It's also got quite a few adjustments, which I will have to refine over time.

Anyone have experience with this product? I ordered the base 530 model. [/url]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed that your seat can affect your footing as well.

I have 1 LT(Ohlins shock) with a Russel Day Long, and I basically have to tip-toe the bike while sitting on the seat. Yet on my 2nd LT(Realm shock) I have a Corbin and I can flat foot the bike while sitting on the seat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott_Anderson wrote:
I've noticed that your seat can affect your footing as well.

I have 1 LT(Ohlins shock) with a Russel Day Long, and I basically have to tip-toe the bike while sitting on the seat. Yet on my 2nd LT(Realm shock) I have a Corbin and I can flat foot the bike while sitting on the seat.


Is the Corbin seat the reason why you can flat foot it? Or is it the shock?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the seat. It is shaped differently at the front compared to the Russel, or a stock seat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing you can do is get the seat foam trimmed by the thighs.

Or wear these:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
Another thing you can do is get the seat foam trimmed by the thighs.

Or wear these:


And here I thought I had seen all the colors that have seen daylight. Is that from the Ray Charles line of clothing? That's worse than wearing a Hawaiian shirt to a Mormon church... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott_Anderson wrote:
It's the seat. It is shaped differently at the front compared to the Russel, or a stock seat.


Got it. I'm going to install this Wilbers shock first and see how it works out. I am hoping it will also help with getting on the bike in the first place, since I can't swing my legs as high as when I interned with Bruce Lee (as one of those "HaHa!" punching bags). Laughing
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