Thanks for the replies. That's helpful. I'll talk to my local Stromer bike shop as well.
That Fox shock is awesome. Good choice!I ended up buying a Stromer black suspension fork for my black ST2. They don't offer white shocks for the ST2, according to my local dealer, so I had a white Fox F32 installed on my wife's ST2. I went down to the shop yesterday to pick up my bike, but it turns out it wasn't ready. I took some photos instead.
Both bikes will be ready tomorrow. The Stromer shock was US$550 installed out the door. The Fox F32 was around $700. Both have lockouts on the top of the shocks, no remote lockouts. Rebound adjustment knobs are at the bottom of the shocks. You can see the red rebound knob at the bottom of the Stromer shock. Both front tires are now equipped with quick releases. The Fox F32s weigh about a pound less than the Stromer shocks.
I will ride both bikes over some local fire roads, and possibly a single track, and post the comparison later. I doubt either shock will be stressed. If the less expensive Stromer shock came in white, my wife would certainly never know the difference. I'd say she is now over mounted.
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before you do that make sure the body float is tuned properly for your weight and height. I bought my at Lenny's and had them tune it for me ...big differenceHello all! I just bought an ST2 and am enjoying it immensely. I typically ride street and dirt roads. The street ride is smooth with the standard fork, but I'm finding the ST2 pretty harsh on unimproved county roads. I've always ridden mountain bikes with front suspension before the Stromer. I have a Body Float installed, but it isn't enough. I'm going to add a front shock and I'd like to hear opinions from ST2 riders on the Stromer shock and other brands like Fox and RockShox. I searched for a discussion on shocks but couldn't find much. Thanks!
I have the Stromer shock and body float on my ST2 S and solved all of my suspension concerns. My roads have frequent potholes and cracking which are a beast to handle without the suspension. The bike handles like a dream.