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  1. Tripax

    Tripax Oakley Beginner

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    Hi

    This is probably a dumb question.. But .. How does the shox size 15, 25 etc affect the the sizing of the frame???
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Size 25 are thicker, so the earstems won't open as far and you get a tighter fit on narrower heads. It's a tiny difference but a meaningful one.
     
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  3. Tripax

    Tripax Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks kronin

    So it's safe to say that the bigger sized the shox, the tighter the frame is?

    Are most x metals attached with a 15 when they all first were selling?
     
  4. kronin323

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    Juliets came with 15 and 25.

    Juliet, XX, Mars, and R1 t-shox are all interchangeable. R1s came with 25 default and extra shox of sizes 50 and 75.

    Re: bigger shox = tighter frame, yes.
     
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  5. Tripax

    Tripax Oakley Beginner

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    Interchangeable with the XS with the lot as well?
     
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  7. Tripax

    Tripax Oakley Beginner

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    Huh XS is exclusive to itself..

    Thanks mate!
     
  8. DG85

    DG85 Oakley Enthusiast

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    That's what she said.


    T-Shox are like gold...take special care of them.

    Oakley will only pull from their stock of temple shocks when you pay for a full service on a frame. You would want to strip the frame naked of all parts to stash away....

    You can find aftermarket like Wallela and Linegear.

    I specifically need 15's or they're too tight, which causes unneeded stress on the flex coupler. I ordered a pair of Wallela's where come in size "1" and "2". They both fit like a "25", needless to say they are tossed in the parts bin.
     
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  9. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Since its inception there is also another post where certain models of unobtainium will work for other frames. Juliet shox which are the same for Mars,Romeo 1, XX Xmetal, will work on the XS if you want to use them. The XS shox is hollow, it was designed that way because the XS stems are thin thus allowing more flex at the shox then on the temple.

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  10. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    So, are the only t-shox in OEM sizes 15, 25, 50, and 75? I mean are there any smaller ones?

    I know the shox from other metals will fit in the XS, but they stick out a little on the inner part of the frame. Nothing crazy, but just curious as to what OEM sizes were available for the XS since it's a hollow design.

    The reason I ask, is because of the way my head is misshaped, I've found that I have to use two different size shox in my frames. Amazingly this makes them fit perfect.
     
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