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My new Giant Alias comes with Rockshox Tora coil spring forks (non U turn, 100mm travel). I'm 53 kg and the standard spring is too stiff. When I bought the bike the bike shop said the preload was set to the softest it could be. It is still too stiff. I read on the Internet you could change the springs and the right one for my size was soft yellow. I ordered it from Outside Outfitters in the US and it is on its way. I'm pretty sure I have ordered the right one. My problem is I am in East Timor so I have to do it myself, hopefully with the help of more technical biking friends, but I don't know how and I am afraid I might do it wrong and break something. I have read some threads and people say it is easy, but I have my doubts whether I personally will find it easy.
It would really help me if someone was kind enough to post step by step instructions in really simple language suitable for a non mechanical person to follow. For example what I have read on the internet says put grease on the spring but I don't know what kind of grease and if that matters, because you can't get special technical fluids here. Same with oil.
I have read some instructions but they are not for my specific type of fork. Videos are a bit of a problem because we have slow internet. I did watch one short one though but it was for a slightly different Rockshox fork and the caps looked a bit different.
I also have to admit I don't really know how to adjust preload and rebound, which will become important when I get my new spring.
I apologise for asking basic questions. If I could just take it to a bike shop I would, but I am a bit stuck here.
Thanks in advance, Helen
2010 Sram Technical manual
2011 Sram Technical manual
Just read the section on spring change. Both say much the same thing.
These documents mention grease. I would assume "wheel bearing grease". I will Google this a bit more when i get time. There are special "fork" grease but I am not sure if a Tora spring really needs them.
Most non lithium greases will work fine on springs but if you want the best, go HERE
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