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The FastTrax SL ShockThe shock fitted as standard to to XC2 is a FastTrax SL model.

Its a coil/oil device, with adjustable preload and compression damping (with lockout). No rebound adjustment unfortunately. I don't think that the lock-out has a blow-off valve either - I've broken it on mine.

The shock's eye-to-eye length presently a bit of an unknown quantity. Mine seems to be a 190mm model, and I have had reports of a 210mm shock. My advice is to measure the shock yourself before you order a new one.

Dave at CVI told me that: "Risse build shocks to fit the Coyote frames, you can also increase the travel of some of the frames as well". I haven't tried their service, so I'm just passing on information.

CVI's details are as follows:

  • C.V.I. Specialists in Front and Rear Suspension.
  • Importers for Risse Racing.
  • UK Warranty agents for Noleen, Manitou, Risse Racing, Shock Works.

I have seen a Fox Float shock being used on an XC-2 at the 2002 Sleepless Race, and had reports of Rockshox SID shocks being used on there so its not just Risse who make compatible ones.

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