Sunday, October 07, 2007

Penske 8981 Rear Shock

All good things…The fiasco with the Bitubo shock not fitting properly (erm) forced me into buying the vastly superior Penske…damn ;)

Originally I was either going to have the spring replaced with a red Eibach, or have the Hyperco (that comes as standard) powder coated black however, remarkably the dark blue spring actually works really well.

Red appeared to squash the bike, with your eyes being drawn vertically down to the ground. Black would have been too dark, creating an empty hole. The dark blue however, is both dark enough to make the frame appear to float, whist offers enough light to give definition to the sculptural qualities of the spring. Eesh...what a load of complete toss!