The Patrol LT link converts the Transition Patrol into the freeride machine it wants to be, without compromising on liveliness. By increasing the progression from 11% to 24%, it provides much better small bump sensitivity, mid-stroke support, and bottom out resistance. This creates more traction and mid-stroke support, while giving the bike substantially more bottom out resistance. As a result, you get a more confidence-inspiring ride that lets you smash through berms even harder and boost any jump without concern for how many roots or rocks might be in the way!
With 24% progression, the Patrol LT link will work well with air shocks as well as coils. If you are feeling like something needs to change with the shock, this link just might change your mind on that even. Without any retuning or modifications, the increase in performance with the stock shock is substantial! For those looking to run a coil on the Patrol, this link is without a doubt the way to go. It will allow the bike to not be over-sprung while having good bottom out resistance. The changes to the kinematics improve handling beyond what custom shock tunes and volume spacers can accomplish.
Along with the much improved leverage curve, the Patrol LT link also increases the Patrol’s travel to 168 mm. This increase is a byproduct of the increased progression, but for park and shuttle days it’s a much welcomed change. The increase in travel doesn’t compromise the bike’s ability to climb either.
Recommended Spring Rates
Recommended sag at the shock is 17-20 mm. This equates to 27.5-32.5% sag at the wheel. Note that because the link is more progressive it sags a larger percent at the wheel than it does at the shock. It is not advised to run more sag than this because the bike will sit in a region of its travel where anti-squat is lower. This link does not require excess amounts of sag to achieve small bump sensitivity. Please set your sag at around 18.5 mm at the shock and let the link do its work. The spring rates below should get you close to the right sag but you might have to deviate from them here and there.
|Rider Weight||Spring Rate||Preload|
|120 lbs (54.4 kg)||350 lbs||1 turn|
|140 lbs (63.5 kg)||400 lbs||1 turn|
|160 lbs (72.6 kg)||450 lbs||1 turn|
|180 lbs (81.8 kg)||500 lbs||1 turn|
|200 lbs (90.7 kg)||550 lbs||1 turn|
|220 lbs (99.8 kg)||600 lbs||1 turn|