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Suspension and Brake Service

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.

we overhaul forks regularlyWe're pros at servicing bikes, and forks.

Our service staff is professionally trained and certified to work on all bicycle makes and models, not just the ones we sell. And every member of our service team participates in training sessions with factory service techs several times each year.

You can count on us to do the job right the first time, every time.

removing the air seal

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.

Here is a popup of some of our 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?

brakes need the air bled just like any hydraulicsThe 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.

Online Resources

Many more charts and videos are available online. Here are some from Fox http://www.ridefox.com/help.php?m=bike&listall=service