How Often Should I Service My Mountain Bike Forks
The frequency of servicing depends on the use of your bike. If you are riding more than once a week, you should service your bike at least once every 3 months.
Do you lubricate your MTB fork?
Cleaning and lubing the forks isn’t too difficult a task but it is a necessity. It may look intimidating, but so long as you have the right tools with you, and a small dash of patience, you’ll be able to get it cleaned, lubricated, and establish a solid routine for keeping it that way.
Can you use WD40 on bike suspension?
Please don’t use WD40, GT85 or any similar products! Instead of cleaning your seals, they will wash away the grease under the seals, letting dirt in much more easily– even if you’re careful you will also risk contamination of brake rotors/pads and these products can also dry out seals.
Why is my suspension so stiff MTB?
Changes in air pressure, suspension design or riding style will determine how your rebound should be set. If your rebound is set too fast, you’ll feel like you’re riding a pogo stick. Meanwhile, a setting that is too slow won’t allow the suspension to recover, causing it to pack up and feel stiff.
How long do bike shocks last?
If you get new shocks on your bike, they should last about three years with proper care. If it’s been 4 or 5 years and you feel like they need to be replaced, replace them! It might also make sense to get a tune-up of your bike and check other parts as well to make sure everything is working properly.
Can you put chain lube on your forks?
No, just take a dry shop rag and clean the stanchions after every ride. And even Rockshox explicitly advises you NOT to put any kind of lubricant on them.
How do you lubricate a front fork?
Keeping oil in and dirt out To encourage the oil to lubricate the upper bushes and the seals in the fork leg, it is helpful to turn the fork upside down to let the lubrication run down. Turn your bike upside down and allow 20 minutes for the oil to run down into the seals.
Is WD-40 good for MTB forks?
Its not to be used on forks… It will damage the seals… Just used normal warm water to clean the outside then if you can have a tech pop the seals and use a proper fork oil that is synthetic based to lube it…..
Is fork oil and shock oil the same?
Fork oil and Shock oil is the same.
What do you clean bike forks with?
Clean the stanchions of the fork and rear shock using the micro-fiber towel. Be careful not to push any debris into the dust wiper. If there is heavy dirt and grime, we suggest using isopropyl alcohol first, by spraying the alcohol onto the stanchions and wiping them clean with the micro-fiber towel.
How much does it cost to service a rear shock?
Replacing rear shocks will typically cost between $1,000 and $1,150. Unfortunately, those looking for a deal have very little wriggle room when it comes to this replacement. The parts for rear shock replacements cost roughly $900, while the labor costs for replacing rear shocks are typically around $200.
Do MTB shocks lose air?
The only way you can lose air from the system is if the shock pump seal or shock valve pin is damaged. Hair, dirt or damage to the pump head seal will allow air to creep out between the valve and pump head and lose pressure.
How much air do you put in a mountain bike fork?
Start with the recommended air pressure for your weight. If that is not known, try 100psi. On this fork it said l should be running 75psi for my weight but there was always about 30mm unused travel.