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Not sure if the Tracer 700 has the same shock as the XSR but there is one for sale in this months Morebikes paper.
Advertised as a Nitron shock upgrade for the Tracer, 100 miles only, cost £500 new, accept £250. In the Cumbria area.
Not mine or have anything to do with the paper just thought it may be worth a look.
 

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yes that sounds about right so a standard shock would sit it up a bit.
Pretty sure you can alter the height on the Nitron though so you could soon lose 20mm..
@nickmac73 , you should take into account the numbers @DGR is showing there above. The Tracer shock is about 20 mm longer than the MT/XSR shock.
You are right, the Nitron shock may be adjustable, but the values you mention are the result in rear height. The range of screwing up or down will be something around +/- 5 or less than +/- 10 mm, there are only a few shocks in the market which have a higher range. Maybe Mupo or YSS...
If I remember correctly already at 10 mm longer than OEM, you will get real problems with installing the shock, not with force nor good words, because it is already colliding with the air box.

But what makes the bargain not so bargain is the big difference in spring rate. The Tracer spring will have something around 120 N/mm, if not even higher when adapted to the pre-owners weight. If you are not far far above 100 kg, you will need another spring as well.
And if you swap down to a 110 or 115 N/mm spring, you may need some re-valving of the shock.

BR
hombacher
 
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