Fox recommends that the minimum suspension fork and shock service is 125 hours of use, yearly, or whichever comes first. That is certainly on the longer side of things. Similar to changing the oil in your car, the more frequently you service your suspension, the better the fork will perform for longer.
How long do bicycle forks last?
Based simply on fatigue life a well made and properly installed composite fork should last virtually indefinitely if the bike is not crashed or otherwise abused. From Easton: There are two failure modes that could cause a fork to fail, fatigue or impact.
How often should mountain bike forks be serviced?
Some forks require servicing every 20 hours. *EVERY 30 HOURS OF RIDING: Your fork should be disassembled, inspected, cleaned and re-grease. If the fork appears to be relatively clean, you can go 40 hours between servicing. If the fork appears excessively dirty you should service it every 20 hours.
How long do MTB shocks last?
You should expect the bike shocks to at least last 5 years of moderate use or 3+ years of heavy use. With regular maintenance and serving.
How often should you rebuild Forks?
Service intervals for most modern suspension
|Company and component||Service interval|
|Push coil||Inspect bushings every 30hrs, full service every 100hrs or 1 x annually|
|RockShox forks and shocks||Lower leg/air-can every 50hrs, full service100-200hrs depending on the component|
How much does it cost to service a MTB fork?
For full service on the fork, about $100; this includes a basic inspection, an oil replacement, foam ring and dust wiper replacement (as necessary), seal and air spring inspection, damper rebuilding or replacement, and cleaning other parts.
How do I know if my forks need servicing?
Some indicators for basic bath oil/seal service = leaking around seals, excessive oily dirt goo build up on top of seals that reappears on every ride, visible wear on stanchions(by that time it’s too late).
How long do coil forks last?
To compare, coil forks can usually go for longer intervals without maintenance. They can go 50-100 hours between services and up to 200 hours between rebuilds. If you neglect maintenance, performance will degrade.
Do mountain bike shocks wear out?
Yes coil springs sag over time
Springs loose tension over time and start to get shorter once that starts to happen its time to replace it. This would sound like a Material failure because the Springs on a MTB are not that stressed, and should last a long time.
How long does a fork rebuild take?
Approximate Total Cost: $50 – $200 + 3-6 Hours of work
If your relatively handy and feel up to the task of replacing your own fork seals than this is what you would be looking to spend in both time and parts cost.
How often should you rebuild dirt bike forks?
Some Racers will service their forks after every round, some every six months. For the “average Joe” using the machine frequently on track we recommend Yearly services of the Front and Rear. If the bike is being used most weekends Racing or Trackdays we recommend every six months.
How much does it cost to rebuild shocks?
Basic rebuilds are around $100 a shock. I know some will say they get them done cheaper, but they usually are just oil changes. Same here. If no parts are needed, just oil and a recharge, its usually cheaper depending on the type shock.