Rob Weaver from MBUK Magazine talks us through setting up correct sag on your front and rear mountain bike suspension. Be sure to watch the rest of the series for more workshop and trailside fixes. BikeRadar: www.bikeradar.com
Justin Loretz gives us his top tips for setting up air-sprung forks, in part 3 of Unior Tools’ MTB maintenance guide.
This video will show you how to service your suspension forks. The video itself is based on my 2008 RockShox Tora 302 SL. The principle of servicing forks is fairly uniform throughout all the different fork makes and models, so you can apply this tutorial to different forks, making sure you also consult the manufactures service manual for your specific fork. Below is the method for fork servicing and the tools required to do so: Method: 1. Bushing Check 2. Lower Leg removal 3. Removal of seals 4. Cleaning of lowers 5. Insert new seals 6. Damper Service 7. Spring Service 8. Lower Leg installation Tools Required: Internal Snap Ring Pliers External Snap Ring Pliers 24mm Socket and wrench Soft Faced Mallet 5mm Allen/Hex Key Measuring Cylinder Cleaning Brush Lint Free Rags Long Flathead Screwdriver Other Items Needed: Correct Fork Oil Isopropyl Alcohol Grease (preferably fork specific grease) Fork Seals — Dust Seals, Foam Rings, Oil seals Fork Service Manual Safety Glasses Nitrile Gloves Like me onFacebook: www.facebook.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com Blog/Website: thebicyclegeek.blogspot.com