You could get the Knock Block 2.0 - at least the cap. The range should be a lot better with it.
But why not completely ditch it?
On my other bikes I never felt the need to limit the steering range. When the fork doesn't hit the downtube, I don't see any need on the Rail either.
It's an XL frame, yes.
Do you know if grinding the chip down will work? Of course I could replace the headset, but since it works perfectly fine and I'll need to put the chip back in anyway, I thought that might be an easy solution.
I'm about to install a new fork on my 2020 Rail 5 (Fox 38 Performance Elite 170mm). Just test fitted it to check steerer length, forgot to install the Knock Block chip and noticed the new fork not hitting the downtube (anymore?) (by far - there's almost 2-3cm of space).
Got it out almost unharmed. ?
Actually it was pretty easy using some WD40, a screwdriver for the initial mms and a spatula for the rest.
What really helped was cooling down the steerer tube with cooling spray.
I somehow like the idea pressing it in using the headset itself. Need to take care...
Thank you guys!
So the original race isn't really a specific one - you can use different 1.5" races from other manufacturers? Any numbers that have match apart from 1.5" tapered?
I'll try getting it out first.
How much damage would be acceptable? Little marks from the screwdriver on the edge...
This may be a dumb question, but I want to install a Fox 38 on my Rail and took off the old Gold 35 yesterday. Apart from a broken knock block top cap the bearings seem fine. I'm not quite sure what to do with the crown race. Seems impossible to be removed. There's a replacement kit from Trek...
If I got Offset Bushing's post right, you would have to replace the 2-part yellowish bushings with standard bushings in order to reuse the spacers on the Rail. Not sure if you can get these in different sizes anywhere.
Offset's kit costs roughly the same or a little less, that's why I ordered...
Anyone replaced the lower shock bearings yet?
They definitely need to be replaced on my Rail 5 - currenty getting in the axle needs a lot of force, which can't be right. Should slight right in, I suppose (that's what she said).
Tried to find a suitable tool but I guess it won't be that easy...
Already tried this one. If 156mm of wheel travel is correct (someone calculated 156 for 60mm of shock stroke) I end up at 597lbs for single pivot (which I think is correct).
Please correct me if I'm wrong....
Don't know for sure but that sounds a bit too little compared to some dudes...
Bomber CR 62.5 on an XL Rail 5 2020 doesn't fit. It's really close but I think it'll hit the downtube when bottom out bumper gets fully compressed - doesn't hit while just putting my body weight on it however.
230x60 will most likely fit. I'm going to travel down using a nylon washer.
Unfortunately this has no effect.
The lower spring seat has a larger inner diameter and doesn't sit directly on the shock shaft.
Lowest position without lower spring seat.
Lower spring seat installed:
Anyone knows how much the bottom out bumpers can get compressed? I think a nylon washer...
Just fitted the Bomber CR using masking tape ?.
So here's my update: Shock is a Bomber CR 230x62.5 (65 with 2.5mm spacer), Frame is a Rail 5 2020 XL.
Compressing (trying to put at least most of my weight onto the bottom out bumper):
Max compression possible (downtube):
I think even I got it now ?.
So with the plastic Fox "tool-free" bushings I'd need new spacers. Since top and bottom mounts have different spacers on stock configuration (actually 2x2 on each end) and as far as I can tell the Fox kits only come with one pair of spacers, these won't...
By "including eyelet bushings" you mean, that this is one single part axle and bushing? That's the reason why it wouldn't move?
For my understanding: Outside diameter of this axle-bushing part is somewhat "standard size" and will fit the Bomber's eyelet but the...
First of all: In 62,5mm Marzocchi Bomber CR seems to fit (XL Rail 5 2020). I was just able to hold it side by side the stock shock - couldn't fit it unfortunately since it came with just one DU bushing installed.
And I'm a little bit confused about the stock shock mounting.
I removed the...