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Benest shock absorbers


Side A Side B Side A Side B

Characteristics: The Benest shock absorber is made from a single piece of special Dural alloy. Our unique thread with a special surface is located outside the body of the shock absorber. This robust thread resists slipping and extends the surface of the shock absorber. This helps to cool the oil and air content inside. The suspension hardness can be regulated continuously by presetting the preload, using the preload ring. Shock absorbers offer oil absorption with continuous regulation which can be closed completely and are equipped with the internal floating piston which keeps the oil under pressure so that no bubbles appear and absorption characteristics are maintained. Hydraulic buffer of the rebound travel on the chromium-plated, perfectly sealed piston rod allows slow rebound to the starting position. High quality of work and material yield minimal maintenance requirements. Mounting holes with optional diameters are equipped with self-lubricating SKF bushings. Ground mounts and O-rings are covered with mounting sleeves.

Assembly length [mm] 146 152 154 157 163 170173 185190 200 203212 217 230 240
Working travel[mm] 22 28 25 28 32 35 38 41 46 50 53 57 57 65 70
Weight without spring [g] 224 226 230 232 240 244 250 252 254 262 266 270 272 278 282
Spring rate [N/mm] 60-120 60-120 60-120 60-120 60-120 60-120 80-12080-120 80-12080-12080-12075-160 75-160 75-160 75-160
Diameter with spring [mm]49.549.5 49.5 49.549.5 49.551.5 51.5 51.5 51.5 51.559.559.559.559.5
Diameter mounting hole rate [mm] 6,86,86,8 6,8 6,86,86,86,86,8 6,86,86,8 6,8 6,8 6,8
Diameter mounting sleeve rate [mm]16,1816,18 16,18 16,1816,18 16,1816,18 16,18 16,18 16,18 16,1816,18 16,1816,1816,18
Lenght mounting sleeve rate [mm] 19-3219-3219-32 19-3219-3219-3219-3219-3219-32 19-3219-3219-3219-3219-3219-32

Use:The Benest shock absorber is suitable for downhill and freeride frames, manufactured by different producers. Naturally, they are used in all Benest frames but they have been successfully used with Kangaroo, Steppenwolf, ProFlex and other frames, too.
Assembly:The Benest shock absorbers are supplied ready for assembly. The Benest shock absorber is easily adjustable without any tools. Pressure in the internal floating piston is preset during manufacturing. Before assembly or during use of the shock absorber, do not manipulate with the valve under any circumstances. The shock absorber is preset to maximum absorption. i.e. the regulation disc is turned all the way to the right. To regulate the absorption, turn the disc to the left; the entire absorption cope is 1.5 to 2 turns to the left. The maximum number of turns is four, after that oil leaks may occur. Under any circumstances, do not disassemble the shock absorber.
Maintenance and service:The Benest shock absorbers do not require any special maintenance. Prior to any manipulation with the preload ring, the thread on the shock absorber body must be cleaned. Do not manipulate with the valve. Oil needs to be exchanged according to the use of the bike, but at least once a season. Do not exchange the oil yourself. Both guarantee and after-guarantee service of the frame and shock absorber is provided either by certified services or by the manufacturer with express delivery.
Special models:We also offer special models of our shock absorbers (see two examples). Picture 2 shows the attachment ring of the piston rod (on side B) used for the Benest fully suspended frames, picture 3 shows a different attachment ring (on side B) for the ProFlex frames. Other special models (e.g. side B, etc.) are manufactured according to customer specifications.

Pic. 2 Pic. 3

Side A Side B Side A Side B

Accessories:Upon a special request, the Benest shock absorbers can be supplied with the following parts: springs, self-lubricating SKF bushings, ground mounts, O-rings, mounting sleeves, stainless nuts and bolts, etc.
Offer:The Benest shock absorbers are supplied world-wide solely by the manufacturer. We ship them by air mail of the Czech Post Service. There are no Benest agents in any country of the world.
If you wish to buy Benest shock absorbers follow these three steps:
1. Send us an order (Order form follows).
2. We will send you an e-mail with the payment details.
3. We will ship the goods within 24 hours after your payment arrives.
Price list:The following table contains purchase prices for a single piece, shipping included. If you wish to order a larger shipment, special prices can be negotiated.

Destination Price
Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Hungary, Bulgaria, Latvia 299,-- EUR
United Kingdom 211,-- GBP
Spain, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Romania 301,-- EUR
Israel, Canada, India, Russia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates 362,-- USD
United States of America 363,-- USD
South Africa, Korea, Brazil, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia 368,-- USD
Australia, Mexico, Hongkong, Chile, China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore 371,-- USD
New Zealand, Argentina 379,-- USD

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