This is a group of K2 and Proflex riders based in the UK. They run a mailing list out of Topica, with the following description: 'This motley world wide colection of riders covers it all. If your a racer, a weekend warrior, or just a tread head this is your list!' You can access their mailing list here.
A shock rebuild shop that specializes in Noleen - who, just in case you missed it, made virtually all the shocks available for the Proflex / K2 line of mountain bikes. They also did motorcycle shocks, and as I understand it, this place will service other brands as well.
A page dedicated to pictures of the EVO style of Proflex and K2 bikes. There are some really impressive machines on this page, and if you ride an EVO style picture, you can send the webmaster a picture of yours as well.
This is one of the new progressive technologies. Their shocks seem to fit virtually anything, and run remote resevoirs connected by a hydraulic hose, allowing the resevoir to be mounted anywhere on the bike. Well, ok, almost anywhere.
One of my personal favorites. Stratos makes a good performing product that looks cool to boot! I have run both their rear shocks and their forks, and to date, I've had nothing but happiness with their product and support.
The last (well, linked here anyhow) of the sweet general purpose sites. And certainly not the least - there is some really cool stuff here, including some scary-ass video clips and wicked picture galleries.
Online database with listed weights for biking components. And a bunch of other useful information. It has annoying popup adverts, though. :( But only one, last time I checked, anyhow. These days I don't seem to care how much my bike weighs in at, the extra weight makes it unbreakable and increses the amount of excersise I get.
Another online howto fix your bike site, with a fun quiz, bike trivia, imperial vs metric conversions, and a bunch of other interesting stuff.
Online / Mail Order Bike Parts
Ok, here's the list of online shops. Remember, and I cannot stress this enough, to check all of them for an item before you place an order. There are regularly huge price differences from place to place - just because it's expensive at the first five shops you check, doesn't mean that it will be expensive at the next shop.
This is a company that manufactures and markets a host of aftermarket parts for both the old Proflex frames and the newer K2 bikes. Springs, kits to increase the travel on your frame, and adapters to mount disk brakes on your swingarm are all available here. RDI also hosts the webpage for the 855 heads, a club of riders dedicated to the K2 line of bikes.
Our site of choice for online purchasing - mostly because they have a local office that we can drive down to, with stock in wickedly high end parts! They don't list everything they carry on the website, so call 'em up and ask if there is something you'd like that you don't see.
This is a general purpose outdoor store that also carries bikes, accesories, etc. The most notable feature here though, while not in their online catalog, is that they carry, usually in stock, elastomers for the older Proflex series bikes. They ship to your door, and last I heard you are best off calling the Seattle store and talking to Cory or Chad.
The part number for the hardest for an Attack LE (i.e. 160-200+ lbs) is 13943-2H.