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Suspension & Brake Services

The oil in your fork/shock is integral to keeping your bike riding smooth and trouble free. The fork and shock need regular maintenance. Keeping up with suggested maintenance will also help avoid expensive repairs or fork replacement.

suspension tuning

The Quarq Shock Wiz available to rent at $40. ShockWiz automatically records and evaluates suspension performance every time you ride and works for all mountain bike riders, regardless of their experience or bike’s intended use. With ShockWiz, you know exactly how your suspension is performing – and how to make it better.

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, oil acts 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.

Examples of Fork Repair Options.  Our full list of repair services is here

Suspension fork service intervals

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 braking performance. Replace pads once they are 50% worn.

Full Suspension bearings and linkage

The service interval is generally once per year. Bearings in the linkage wear out over time and it’s hard to detect. The shock bushings/reducers are the easiest to spot if there is a problem when there is an excessive amount of movement.