SUSPENSION SERVICE

We are proud to service most modern Fox and Rock Shox products in our suspension center.  For forks and shocks that require factory maintenance, we are happy to arrange services for those products as well.  And although we hate to admit it, unfortunately, some forks and shocks are just too old to be serviced.

FRONT SUSPENSION SERVICE

Fork service can be broken down into two general categories. Basic oil/seal service and damper service.

OIL AND SEAL SERVICE     $80.00

The tech will remove the lower legs, inspect all wear parts and test the damper function then install new wipers, foam rings, and fresh oil. Forks with air springs also have the air chamber inspected, cleaned and lubricated.

DAMPER SERVICE    $30.00

If your fork has a serviceable damper, we recommend having the oil changed and the damper bled in addition to the oil and seal service.

REAR SUSPENSION SERVICE

Similar to forks, rear shocks also have two maintenance levels.  The air canister or air spring and the damping system which controls compression and rebound.

AIR CANISTER SERVICE    $50.00

The air canister seals and lubricating oil are replaced while making sure air pressure and external settings are just as they were when brought in.

*does not include parts or seals

FULL SERVICE FOR FOX AND ROCK SHOX REAR SHOCKS   $145.00

We completely disassemble the shock, inspect for damage and worn parts, replace all O-rings, glide rings, damper fluid and recharge with nitrogen. 

*does not include parts or seals

WHY DOES MY SUSPENSION NEED SERVICE?

Suspension systems are hardworking and hold the key to much of your bike’s performance, so it is important to keep them running smoothly.  Forks and shocks use oil for two functions, to lubricate as the suspension moves through its travel and to provide damping which controls the speed at which the fork or shock compresses and rebounds. 

Over time, all oil can get contaminated with dirt and air or simply break down with use.  Failure to change the oil, seals and wipers can lead to a decrease in performance as well as cause costly and premature wear on parts.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY SUSPENSION SERVICED?

Service intervals vary by product and manufacturer and can be as short as 50 hours of use.  Adverse conditions can accelerate that need.  One extremely wet muddy ride can foul the oil in your fork or shock.  If you ride your bike regularly, we recommend you have your suspension serviced at least once a year.

SIGNS THAT YOU MAY NEED SUSPENSION SERVICE

  • Fork or shock is not holding air.  Losing a small amount of air is normal.  Like your tires, your fork and shock may need the air pressure adjusted every couple of rides.  However, if you can’t get through a ride, it is a sure sign you’re in need of service.
  • Excessive oil leakage from the top of the fork around the dust wipers or at the bottom of your rear shock.  The legs and stanchions are designed to pass a small amount of oil to keep parts lubricated, so a light coating of oil is good.  Oil dripping and collecting dust and dirt is bad.
  • External adjustments have no effect on how the shock behaves (rebound or compression)
  • Oil leakage from around the adjustment knobs
  • Lockout no longer works
  • Fork or rear shock makes a clunking noise during compression stroke or there are excessive fluid noises coming from the suspension.  Similar to the lubrication oil above, a little hiss or whine from your suspension is OK while it should not sound like someone is sucking down a convenience store slushy.
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