Question: When should a bike suspension be serviced?

As we mentioned in the intro, mountain bike professionals recommend you bring your bike in for suspension servicing either every year or when you ride for 125 hours. That’s the longest amount of time you’d have to wait. If you’d like to get your bike serviced more than once a year, that’s certainly fine.

When should a suspension be serviced?

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.

When should I service my bike fork?

Forks need regular periodic maintenance. We recommend cleaning and lubrication refills (lower leg service) every 25 riding hours, and a full service (strip down, seal replacement and full oil change) every 200 hours. The more frequent lower leg service can be carried out at home, by the experience home mechanic.

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).

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Do bike shocks need maintenance?

Basically, RockShox recommends that the fork lowers and shock air can be serviced every 50 riding hours, and a complete overhaul be done between 100-200 hours depending on the model of your fork or shock. … For the shock, the air can (aka “basic”) service involves replacing the air sleeve seals and float fluid.

How long do bike 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 service your mountain bike suspension?

As we mentioned in the intro, mountain bike professionals recommend you bring your bike in for suspension servicing either every year or when you ride for 125 hours. That’s the longest amount of time you’d have to wait. If you’d like to get your bike serviced more than once a year, that’s certainly fine.

How much does it cost to service a full suspension mountain bike?

Full-suspension Mountain Bike Maintenance Cost

So, instead of your suspension costs working out to approximately $110 per year, on a full-suspension mountain bike, you should plan to spend around $200 every year. These costs can vary depending on the quality of your mountain bike.

Can you change fork oil without removing forks?

Short answer no, you cannot correctly change the fork oil without removing the forks.

How much is a fork service?

$190 USD / $220 CAD*

Thorough inspection of fork for damage and/or wear. Complete tear down and rebuild of damper, including new seals and oil. New dust wipers and foam rings.

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How much does a front suspension service cost?

Replacing just the four shock absorbers or struts that are part of the suspension system can cost $200-$1,500 for an average vehicle or $2,000-$5,000 for luxury vehicles or those with difficult access or heavy rust; do-it-yourself costs for replacement of shocks/struts averages $150-$250.