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The 8900 or the 8975 Penske

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  1. Bikesofbrads

    Bikesofbrads Well-Known Member

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    I was just browsing the Penske site & noticed the have a second rear shock option that’s double adjustable the 8975 series for $900. When talking shocks we always hear about the 8900 series that’s single adjustable for $765 ish. I was wondering if anyone had chosen the 8975 series, I know the for most the 8900 is plenty and very few can outride it’s performance but me being me doing my thorough due diligence ran across a second option & for the small monetary difference you get a much better product. Now before you go gathering up the posse and head my way I will say I don’t have either, I’m still running on my stock xct shock but I do think for anyone that’s looking to upgrade or replace a bad factory unit the more information we can collectively collect the better we can individually make an informed personal choice for our own machines.
     
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    It appears the 8975 is of a different construction type to the 8900. The 8900 is an emulsion type which has no separator between the gas and oil. The 8975 has separate chambers for the oil and gas. I understand this method of construction limits the length of stroke available compared to the emulsion type.
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    I did no research. Went to the Conquest web site and bought the appropriate one. Sounds like more than we need in our application. Maybe if you are in the battle of the baggers race.
     
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    The 8900 is single adjustable their entry,$765 the 8975 is double adjustable the mid level $900 & then is top range 8987 is full blown race triple adjustable $1250 + Penske’s site, pretty, pretty things over there but I warn you........they have the matching fronts in each level too :biggrin:
     
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    Penske front and rear?
    How does that ride?
     
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    Drop the 2k and tell us :biggrin: I’ll go out on a limb and say prob pretty good. I was browsing the Penske site and saw their cruiser options, wish I were smart nuff to post their link. Some pretty pretty dream parts over there. Beside Penske and Progressive, are their other makers that’ll fit our beloved bikes?
     
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    I find stock rear shock on the XC just fine as long as its got over 40 psi in it
     
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    Agreed! 40 solo and 60 double and 70 double and loaded. The biggest issue with a leaking rear shock is under inflation. Repeatedly bottoming the rear shock out is a known cause of leakage.
     
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    I agree, no problem with my stock one.
     
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    50 psi for everyday & 60 loaded is our magic number, the only time my bike road like crap was when I had lowered it an 1+, would sometimes drag pipes tips coming outta parking lots & bounce us off the seat on fast dips, railroad tracks & bumps. For us near stock height or lowered 1/2 inch is nice n comfy.
     
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