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Cracked Rear Shock


AaronVA
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So a few days ago on a rough descent I cracked the body of my rear shock right below the top eyelet, all of the oil then poured out through the crack. The shock is a DHX2 (coil) on a Meta AM 29. I didn't notice when it cracked but noticed the oil all over the frame and my shoes at the bottom of the trail, and there wasn't too much dust stuck to the oil so I assume it was near the end of a pretty long descent. 

 

Has something like this happened to anyone else? If so were you able to find the cause? eg. sudden hard hit, stress over time etc.

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Fox stopped recommending the DHX2 on yoke type frames because of similar issues. The yoke lengthens the lever arm actin on the shock which usually causes the damper shafts to break - sounds like you just snapped the other end.

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