Did you know that the oil in your fork/shock is integral to keeping your bike riding smooth and trouble free? The fork and shock need regular maintenance just like the rest of your bike. Keeping up with the suggested maintenance will also help you avoid expensive parts or even fork replacement.
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When should I have my fork or shock serviced?
Each suspension manufacturer has a service interval listing on their respective websites and owner’s manuals.
For forks, there is some oil acting as a lubricant in the lowers to help keep the fork friction free and in good working order.
An annual seal replacement will have your suspension working the way it was designed.
Suspension fork service intervals
- Fox - Change lower oil bath every 100hrs, change damper fluid/seals annually or 200hrs
- Rock Shox - Change lower oil bath every 50hrs, change damper fluid/seals annually or every 100hrs
- Cannondale forks - Needle bearing reset-25-50hrs, service air spring 50-100hrs, telescope rebuild(factory send back) annually. Damper service - annually
Rear shock service intervals
Air sleeve maintenance
- Fox - every 40 hrs or annually
- Rock Shox - every 100hrs or annually
Damper oil replacement (Service done by manufacturer) - Annually
When should I have my disc brakes serviced?
The fluid in your disc brakes needs to be replaced (bled) at least once per year to keep the system working properly. The oil can become contaminated over time and affect the braking performance. Replace pads once they become 50% worn.
Full Suspension bearings and linkage
The service interval is generally once per year; bearings in the linkage wear out over time. It’s hard to detect if they are worn at all. The shock bushings/reducers are the easiest to spot if there is a problem when there is an excessive amount of movement.
Many more charts and videos are available online. Here are some from Fox http://www.ridefox.com/help.php?m=bike&listall=service