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Is there any experience out there with lowering suspension internally using spacers on the T7?  At least on the forks?


I love the idea of upgrading to the Tractive -35mm shock and fork cartridges (I don't need all that travel), but the total cost is too much.  I possibly could do the -35mm Tractive shock, then get the forks lowered 35mm to match.  


There's also the Hyperpro/Touratech "lowering springs" out there.  Seems a little goofy, but if anyone has experience with those it would be nice to hear about it.  

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On 8/8/2020 at 10:25 AM, Southcoastbiker said:

I was wondering if you could just put some nylon spacers in the front forks to give me a bit more travel

No, that could only reduce travel

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I’ve ridden a T7 with the setup you describe.  The low seat does not work for me at all due to: the  reduced comfort of the seat itself, the unfavorable position in relation to the handlebars which are already on the high side (the biggest reason), and increased knee/hip bend in the riding position.  

Using links of course deviates from the designed leverage ratio of the rear suspension, and raising the forks changes the steering geometry. That being said, I did order the 20mm links from Rally Raid for the near term.  But internal lowering is the more elegant  solution that I hope to achieve in the longer term.  

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