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Fox Shox Polymer DU Bushing Reducer Kit

New Polymer DU Mounting hardware from Fox has lower friction and helps to deliver better small bump compliance than the previous DU bushings. In addition the polymer mounting bushings have better longevity and are easier to install.

  • Lower friction for Increased Small Bump Compliance
  • Increased Longevity
  • Easier to Install
  • Please Note: This bushing reducer kit is enough to replace the bushings on one eyelet of your rear shock; if replaceing the bushings on both eyelets you need to purchase a quantity of 2 kits. Also note that many bikes use different sized bushings for each eyelet, so please verify which size you need before ordering.
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Fox Racing ShoxFox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (11)
    • Upgrade (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (10), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Big difference for me

    After 2 yrs of modest riding on my Tallboy C and Fox RP2, the lower DU was well past done, evidenced by a pronounced creak of metal on metal and a lot of vertical...Read complete review

    After 2 yrs of modest riding on my Tallboy C and Fox RP2, the lower DU was well past done, evidenced by a pronounced creak of metal on metal and a lot of vertical play. Most reviews said these had less friction than DU (lubricant-coated-metal) bushings so I was cautiously optimistic that it would improve small bump compliance. Well I have to say these have improved everything, small bump, large bump, and most of all rebound. The simple rebound damping on my RP2 is pretty underwhelming, and either bucks you at slow speeds or doesn't recover fast enough at high speeds, usually both, somehow these bushings have helped in both departments. They have also been silent since day 1 and were easy to install. I did spray some dry teflon lube (Remington drylube) on the inner surface just to help them settle in.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    order carefully

    There were no directions on how to choose the correct size. Now I know, that the size to order is the overall width of both bushings mounted in the shock. So if the...Read complete review

    There were no directions on how to choose the correct size. Now I know, that the size to order is the overall width of both bushings mounted in the shock. So if the frame has an opening of 40mm that the shock needs to mount in, then you'd need to order a bushing set for 40mm. I was led to believe that I should order based on the length of one side. I ended up determining that I could NOT use the polymer bushings after all, and had to order aluminum ones, in order to achieve the proper mounted width.

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    5.0

    Easy install, works well

    By rnauth1418

    from NY NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

      These bushings replace the normal DU bushings in a rear shock. The bushings can be installed by hand (albeit with a lot of force). The reducer seemed to be a bit smaller than it should be and I needed to ream the reducer to fit the 8mm hardware for the bike. I have been using the bushings for a few weeks now and some seriously hard riding. The system works well. Very good shock response and silent operation.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Big difference for me

      By Tom

      from Maine

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Reasonable Price
      • Reduced Friction
      • Toolfree Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

          After 2 yrs of modest riding on my Tallboy C and Fox RP2, the lower DU was well past done, evidenced by a pronounced creak of metal on metal and a lot of vertical play. Most reviews said these had less friction than DU (lubricant-coated-metal) bushings so I was cautiously optimistic that it would improve small bump compliance. Well I have to say these have improved everything, small bump, large bump, and most of all rebound. The simple rebound damping on my RP2 is pretty underwhelming, and either bucks you at slow speeds or doesn't recover fast enough at high speeds, usually both, somehow these bushings have helped in both departments. They have also been silent since day 1 and were easy to install. I did spray some dry teflon lube (Remington drylube) on the inner surface just to help them settle in.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Better then the DU bushings

          By JWQ

          from Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

            Much better then the DU Bushings. The real test will be on a Yeti ASR5 which goes through the DU bushings like crazy. These are suppose to be more durable but time will tell. Hopefully the price will come down on these I prefer them over the DU bushings for their ease of removal and installation but they are about 10x the price of the standard bushings.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            New design and they work!

            By Mountainfrog

            from Phoenix, Arizona

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

              I've never liked the old style DU design from Fox. Use a digital vernier caliper and measure the old bushings and frame tolerance to ensure the correct size. I had my LBS remove the old bushings from the shock body, other than that, the new design is hand press fit and DIY servicable from then on. I found the new bushings made it easier to re-install the shock as well. Primo!

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              • No
               
              3.0

              order carefully

              By pharus

              from sterling hts, mi

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Hard To Measure

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

              There were no directions on how to choose the correct size. Now I know, that the size to order is the overall width of both bushings mounted in the shock. So if the frame has an opening of 40mm that the shock needs to mount in, then you'd need to order a bushing set for 40mm. I was led to believe that I should order based on the length of one side. I ended up determining that I could NOT use the polymer bushings after all, and had to order aluminum ones, in order to achieve the proper mounted width.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              "I would buy this product again

              By Camello

              from Marietta Ga

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

                Everything is like I expected it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                worth the switch

                By midwest mountain biker

                from Illinois

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight
                • Smoother Suspension Actio

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

                  finally they got the shock pivot bushings right! tighter linkage, smoother suspension action - can't go wrong! best upgrade for the $ for a fully mtb.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect: switch to this!

                  By Niner-rider

                  from MI

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

                    Twice during the last year the upper steel DU bushing on my Fox 23 rear shock developed play noticeable when lifting up the bike by the seat. This replacement should last much longer than the steel DU bushing. Best of all, it is super easy to replace once you have the steel bushing removed. The video instructions on the page below are very helpful.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    excellent upgrade

                    By ares

                    from Houston Tx

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

                        They feel just as solid as the old style bushings, but with less resistance.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Works great.

                        By GearHead Engineering

                        from Central CT

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about Fox Racing Shox Fox Shox Polymer Du Bushing Reducer Kit:

                          Fit great into my Fox CTD shock, and way easier to install than the old style bushings in my previous shocks.

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