As it’s MTB Mars and we want to get you ready for the season, we thought a little tech help from the workshop might be useful! It’s amazing how many dampers we get in for service with various screws undone or missing, all unnecessarily and costly to fix in many cases, so if you’re not confident with what you’re doing, don’t do it!
Also – a word about hygiene! A fork service is a bit like surgery! We need a VERY clean start point (your damper) We do our bit with workshop cleanliness and appropriate practices, but we can’t service a fork or damper if it’s (literally) muddy from the last ride. We can clean them for you, but we will have to charge you (surprised?!) as it’s time we could otherwise be doing something else.
One note we didn’t make on the Tips page, was if you have Rock Shox Dampers with an ‘XX’ model – i.e a double hydraulic lockout to front, rear or both together – we’d recommend that you leave that well alone and bring the bike in to us complete! It makes everyone life easier and your wallet much heavier!