Repairs on your front suspension.

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Have your current suspension forks required a repair and how old was the fork?

A repair was required within 6 months
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A repair was required within 12 months
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A repair was required within 18 months
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A repair was required within 24 months
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Repairs on your front suspension.

Postby bleedin kneecaps » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:53 pm

I wonder if repairs on suspension forks is percieved or actual. Id like to understand this from people that currently own a bike with suspension forks. It may be useful for future buyers to understand whether this factor is worthy of considering when they are going to make a purchase and or if there are particularily "dud" forks to avoid.
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by BNA » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:19 pm

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Postby beauyboy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:19 pm

Mine are now 15 mouths and are yet to recieve any repairs and maintance is done buy the bike shop on every 6month service.

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There's no 'Haven't needed repair' option

Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:35 am

I have three suspension forks - an old Tange (over 5 years old, but it was top of the line at the time), an RST (don't remember the model, but bottom end, that's 1 year old) and an RST Gila (adjustable, about two years old).
I'd only bother repairing the Gila, but it doesn't / hasn't needed any repairs yet.
I'm definitely not a downhill racer, but it's not as if they've never been bottomed out either. Off-road, I mainly ride fire trails and manage to get airborne every now and then - after all, a dirt ride isn't a dirt ride until both wheels have left the ground!
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Postby bleedin kneecaps » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:21 pm

I guess i should submit my own experience. I have a set of Rock Shox J1. They are 12months old. 3500+kms on road and 40-50hours use on medium trails. Nil serviceing required yet. Only ever wiped clean after offroad use when required. I guess i should have had a vote for nil service required. Please feel free to submit this in your comments.
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Postby sogood » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:06 pm

The question is, what's the definition of "requiring servicing"? What do the manufacturers recommend the service interval to be?
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Postby europa » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:54 pm

I must confess to being impressed by the stories above. I've never owned a bike with suspension so can't offer any advice, but if the above war stories can be applied generally, it would appear that suspension doesn't need much servicing at all.

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Postby heavymetal » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:53 am

I just couldn't resist anymore, and it is late at night, but I brought a pair of those gas shockies.

I couldn't figure out how to light them, so I took them back..... :shock:
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Postby Bnej » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:37 am

I have a friend with an MTB that's been left outside in the rain for about 6 months, the shocks are rusty as hell, but they still work - just a bit squeaky.
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