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Model Version:1.5
Production Start:2006
Production End:2007
Suspension/Pivot System:VPP - Virtual Pivot Point
Material:Aluminum - 6000 series
Rear Wheel Travel:215mm
Size Range:S,M,L

Frame Specs

Compatible Forks:160mm to 200mm total travel - 203mm travel max
Headtube/Headset:1.5" Straight - External Headset. S.H.I.S. EC49/38.1 EC49/40
Seat Post:30.9mm - Minimum insertion 100mm
Front Derailleur:34.9mm-Top Pull/Top Swing-Shimano Saint model #M815 For Double CR - 34.9mm-Top Pull/Top Swing-Shimano Saint model#M805 For Triple CR
BB Shell Width:83mm - Threaded - ISO
Chainline Spec:55mm
Recommended Max Tire Size:2.7 - may vary by tire and rim model
Brakes:Disc Brake - ISO
Max Brake Rotor Size:203mm
Rear Hub:150mm x 12mm Through-Axle
Seatpost Clamp:34.9mm

Shock Specs

Rear Shock Eye-to-Eye:8.75"
Mounting Bushing Width Front:22mm
Mounting Bushing Width Rear:22mm
Mounting Bolt Diameter Front:8mm
Mounting Bolt Diameter Rear:8mm
Leverage Ratio:3.1 : 1
Rear Shock Setup:Because it is highly likely the original rear shocks on older models are repaired/replaced/upgraded throughout the lifetime of the frame, we offer some very basic tuning guidelines, and recommend using the original rear shock manufacturers manual for more detailed set-up for the specific rear shock you have. Contact the rear shock manufacturer for info if you do not have it.
The key component for set-up with any rear shock here is sag. Once you have that set-up correctly, the rest of the shock settings are fine tuning adjustments (Rebound and Compression damping, etc.) set to rider preference.Recommended sag is 18-22mm at the shock shaft - This equates to approximately 25-30% of the total rear wheel travel. Less sag = a firmer suspension feel.For Coil rear shocks here is a rough spring size to weight guideline for average coil shocks.
This can vary based on rear shock model and manufacturer.100-130lbs - 350#140-160lbs - 400#160-170lbs - 400#180-200lbs - 450#210-230lbs - 500#

Torque Specs

Lower Pivot Bolts
Lower Main Pivot Chainring Bolts (4)Loctite 242115 inch lbs-
Upper Link BoltsUpper Pivot Chainring Bolts (4)Loctite 242115 inch lbs-
Dropout/Derailleur HangerDropout Chainring Mounting Bolts/Nuts (2 bolts/2nuts)Loctite 242115 inch lbs-
Rear Hub Axle150 x 12mm AxleGrease120 inch lbs20 inch lbs-
Frame to Shock 
Mounting BoltM8 x 45 socket head cap screw (1)Loctite 242190 inch lbs-

Replacement Parts

Bearings-Only Part Number:04-05039
Dropout/Derailleur Hanger:04-05054 (Axle Kit only)
QR Seatpost Collar:34-15543
Bearing Press and Removal Tool:10-05032
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