Offset Bushings.

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by ducky1988, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. ducky1988

    ducky1988 Likes Dirt

    Hello esteemed colleagues,

    I am looking at getting some offset bushings for my Sight. Ideally trying to solve some handling issues with my bike.

    Has anyone used them and where did you get them from ?
     
  2. Staunch

    Staunch Eats Squid

    I recently had to custom order new hardware for my Commencal Meta from www.offsetbushings.com.
    Ironically enough I just got standard ones and not offset ones, but can vouch for their quality. Everything is machined to order so they should be able to sort you out with what you need.

    As far as feedback about offset bushing themselves, can't help too much there.
     
  3. ducky1988

    ducky1988 Likes Dirt

    How much were they in the end?
     
  4. Staunch

    Staunch Eats Squid

    £29 including shipping, not sure if it's more for the offset ones though.
     
  5. shiny

    shiny Likes Dirt

    Tried a set from Offset bushings. Quality of the parts is really good and low cost so worth a shot.

    Preferred the bike's stock geometry so only used them for around 3 weeks and went back to stock.
     
  6. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    On every bike I own. Highly recommended. The ones above, burgtech or pro shock ones are all good. I use mainly pro shock.
     
  7. indica

    indica what is a yous

    I had some on the Fury when I owned it. Maybe Nerf sold them? I cannot remember but they were great.

    Actually no, I had an offset headset thingy.
     
  8. Bun

    Bun Likes Bikes

    I picked up a pair off offset bushings from www.offsetbushings.com and can vouch for the quality. transforms the bike completely, well for me it did. I feel 100% more comfortable jumping and plowing down steep rocky sections.

    They are so good that I've recommended two of my mates to get them.

    I paid roughly about $60 AUD for them. The guys from Offsetbushings.com are wonderful and easy to deal with. For the price I cant recommend them enough.
     
  9. B Rabbit

    B Rabbit Likes Dirt

    Ordered some on Monday from offsetbushings.com :) £29GBP or about $50.
     
  10. ducky1988

    ducky1988 Likes Dirt

    Thanks people. Ordered some today. Hopefully it fixes the issues I want to fix
     
  11. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    What specifically, are the handling issues? Stem length or bars could also play a part.
     
  12. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    hopeless ... Lol

    we have Burgtec Ti offset Bushings ... Mainly 22, 41x6 ... 22, 30, 35, 40, 41x8 ... 25.4 coming with next order. We also have the shock eyelet the bushings which comes with the offsets or also sold separately
     
  13. northkona

    northkona Squid

    Has anyone tried running the offset in the opposite side therefore reducing the head angle ?
    I realise the forces may want to screw the bush back to the neutral side of the headtube and cause all sorts of binding but I was just wondering if anyone has tried.
     
  14. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    Yep to running them in reverse ...

    I actually installed them wrong on my bike (SC Bullit) the first time ... I was trying to make it slacker ... But at Appin ( techy XC) the thing was railing all the corners and a bit faster steering ... I wouldn't call it twitchy but I could move the bike around faster ... Exactly the opposite to what I was expecting, but loving it none the less for the XC.

    Eventually flipped it for descending and it's again more stable at speed and in steeper terrain.
     
  15. northkona

    northkona Squid

    How long did you run it steeper for and did you notice any movement or issues ?
    I was thinking of experimenting with a current 65deg head angle.
     
  16. tkdbboy

    tkdbboy Likes Dirt

    Just got my pair in the mail ... anyone using the plastic DU bush supplied or stuck to the standard metal one that was originally on their shock?
     
  17. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    I'm using polymer bushes, they work well.
     

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