sp1 swingarm and rear shock upgrade path
hey guys, been researching but it seems that the older threads that would probably have this info have been deleted.
i'm looking for the right upgrade path. i weigh 175, am debating whether i should upgrade the swingarm to the SP2, and while i'm at it, upgrade the read shock. i had an unfortunate lowside and the spool was installed, tearing the mount. it makes me wonder if the swingarm is tweaked, hence the consideration to go to the SP2 swingarm since i may need a new swingarm.
i understand that the sp2 swingarm will need some different hardware. since it is longer, i am also thinking that a new chain will be required, though i plan on going 1 tooth down to a 15t front sproket which would reduce overall chain length.
the other consideration is a new rear shock. currently there is a penske double clicker i am looking at. i don't think i'll be on track this year, an more likely is lots of around day to day riding as this is my daily. i do however get on it, so durability and performance both matter. perhaps a revalve?
so, here are the options
1. sp1 swingarm - requires no additional hardware, and going down a tooth means just removing a link of chain (or so).
2. sp1 swingarm + rear shock mod - i believe this is a good compromise, still won't need anymore chain for the sprocket.
3. sp2 swingarm + rear shock - most money outlay, probably the best set of hardware, but i wonder if the cost is worth it. i'm no hero on a bike, and my primary concern honestly is making sure i have a solid rear suspension setup to make the most of my modest bike talent. but if it isn't necessary to spend on the additional hardware and the hassle of sourcing and setting it up, i can instead get a new rear tire.
open to thoughts as to the most efficient upgrade path.
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