Mountain bike suspension forks need routine service to continue performing at their best. Quality fork components use oil to both control the wheel as it encounters bumps (damping) and to lubricate internal parts as they slide against each other. The seals on these components do a good job of keeping the oil in and the dirt and water out, but inevitably as the seals wear over time, some contaminants will make it past the seals and into the oil. Riding with dirty oil can make the suspension feel harsh and limit the amount of travel, or worse, it can cause internal wear as the contaminants in the oil continually scrape against the insides of the fork component. Internal wear can cause play in the fork (a feeling similar to a loose headset) and air or oil leaks.
To combat this, most manufacturers recommend servicing forks annually, or after every 100 hours of riding time. Ski Valley offers routine servicing as recommended by the manufactures as well as custom tuning to match your riding style and needs.
We provide the following mountain bike suspension maintenance services: