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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Need to lower bike

Just bought a RGS (17) and have an inseam problem. I would like my feet to be flatter on the ground. What air shock would be recommended to give me the most drop or at least more than stock? Tried to research but no luck.
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Would help to know what your inseam is, to figure out how much you need.
You have the narrow primary cover which is a big help.

Just remember that the lower you go, the less clearance you will have when cornering.
Iam 5-6 with 29/30" inseam and have a 2" under springs in the front legs and I bottom out in turns and when pulling into my driveway.
Knowing what I know now, I would have gone to modifying my seat first
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You can get a lowering kit on flea-bay for about $30. I know several people using these kits and they like em.

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Personally I would avoid lowering the bike more than an inch. You would be much better off having the seat modified. You would be amazed by what shaving a little off the sides of the seat and a touch just below the horn of the seat will do.

There are a number of companies who can do this including a few who can turn it around in a matter of days.

You can also get memory foam and gel pads and still get the modifications to lower yourself in the saddle.


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I'm 5'-7" with a 30" inseam the seat looks like if it was altered it would not be comfortable for long rides. Would be cool to put on air shocks and lower when getting off and then raising for riding.....
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I'm 5'-7" with a 30" inseam the seat looks like if it was altered it would not be comfortable for long rides. Would be cool to put on air shocks and lower when getting off and then raising for riding.....
whats your budget? theres air ride setg ups from $2/300 up to over $2000. if you are considering air ride then search for the Monroe DIY air ride on this forum. theres several pages of info to read regarding that set up. theres also Dirty Air boxed set up which is basically the Monroes only in an all in one box. theses are basically entry level set ups. i have the monroes and i like it. its nothing fancy but works for me. theres better brands out there but will cost you several hundys if not thousands more. theres a lot you can do it just depends on what your wallet allows

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I'm 5'-7" with a 30" inseam the seat looks like if it was altered it would not be comfortable for long rides. Would be cool to put on air shocks and lower when getting off and then raising for riding.....
C&C seats make some great seats that will lower you an inch and still give you a great ride.
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I used progressive mono tubes up front dropped out an inch and have the p&a cvo solo seat. It's low. And comfortable.


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How much are you looking for? A seat may be the simplest and most cost effective solution.
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When I purchased my 2017 RGU, I had them put a Reach seat on it. I’m 5’7” and 29/30” inseam. It gave me a flat-footed stance with some bend in the knees. It’s a very heavy bike, and I’m probably a little more cautious than need be when turning or maueuvering slowly, but one thing I cannot do is rock the bike forward to get it off the EZ-Up center stand. Just don’t have the legs for it. I have to either drive it off (okay unless the pavement is slick), or get off it, put the jiffy stand down, and rock the bike off the center stand. I didn’t want to give up any of the cornering clearance, so I haven’t done anything else, but would love to know more about those cheap lowering kits for the rear that simply reposition the shocks. Can anyone say they are happy with them, and to what extent did they affect cornering?
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