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Model Version:2
Production Start:1997
Production End:1998
Suspension/Pivot System:Single Pivot W/Upper E-Link
Material:Aluminum - 6000 series
Rear Wheel Travel:80mm
Size Range:14", 16", 18", 20". 22"

Frame Specs

Compatible Forks:63mm to 80mm total travel - 80mm travel max
Headtube/Headset:1-1/8" Straight - External. S.H.I.S EC34/28.6 EC34/30
Seat Post:1997 to Early-1998 Frames have a 26.8mm seatpost diameter - Mid-1998-on Frames have a 27.2mm - Measure seat tube ID or current seat post to verify - Minimum insertion 100mm
Front Derailleur:31.8mm Top Pull/Top Swing (Low Clamp)
BB Shell Width:68mm - Threaded - ISO
Chainline Spec:50mm
Recommended Max Tire Size:2.1 - may vary by tire and rim model
Brakes:Rim Brake
Rear Hub:135mm x 10mm (QR style)
Seatpost Clamp:31.8mm

Shock Specs

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 for the Tazmon is 7-10mm at the shock shaft - This equates to approximately 15-20% of the total rear wheel travel. Less sag = a firmer suspension feel.For Risse Air rear shocks, set the air pressure to match the recommended sag. Typically for this model the necessary pressure is approx. 20psi over rider weight.
Rear Shock Notes:The Tazmon model uses a one of a kind, custom rear shock.The only rear shock option for the Tazmon are the Air shocks made by Risse Racing specifically for the Tazmon and incorporates the unique 3 point mount and eccentric link (E-Link) in the rear shock eyelet that is an integral part of the Tazmon suspension system design.Risse Racing is still around and has rebuild and upgrade options for Tazmon owners.You can contact Risse direct for more info -Risse Racing Technology
334 SE Timber Ave.  Unit 103Redmond, OR  97756
Phone 541.526.7242

Torque Specs

Main Pivot Axle BoltsOE- Aluminum nuts Loctite 24280 inch lbs-
Front Shock BoltsButton Head Cap ScrewsLoctite 24240 inch lbs-
Rear Shock Mounting BoltSocket Head Cap ScrewNyloc nut"60 inch lbs (*Make sure e-link can rotate freely)-
Bearing Pinch BoltsSocket Head Cap ScrewLoctitie 24240 inch lbs-
Brake Plate Mounting Bolts Socket Head Cap ScrewGrease40 inch lbs-
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