NOTE: Service is not available for every fork, shock or seatpost.
We pride ourselves on being able to tackle almost every job, but spare parts availability, actual servicablility, and particularly obscure pieces would need to be considered before a service can be accepted.
Parts that will not be considered include, but are not limited to: Cannondale DYAD pull shocks, Lefty, Headshok, EXT, Push, Specialized Brain etc.
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Base Charge – €85
This is the minimum charge. Your fork will be cleaned, disassembled, and parts checked for function. The following will be performed on every basic service:
New lower leg oil, foam rings cleaned, wiper selas greased.
Riding a mountain bike in the mountains will invariably lead to dust and dirt covering your suspension parts. This will eventually make it inside your fork, reducing the lubricity of your oil, and sit on your foam rings and seals increasing the amount of friction and the possibility for wear.
Almost all new forks don’t have the correct amount of lubricants in the right places either, so there is performance to be gained from day 1.
Where appropriate, different (better) oils will be used to replace the manufacturer suggested lubricants, ensuring an even plusher ride.
Air spring service
As well as the possibility for contamination, your air spring is likely to be clogged up with excess grease from the manufacturer. This can cause problems such as air chamber imbalances and harsh initial stroke as the negative air chamber volume is reduced.
The air spring will be pulled, cleaned and assembled with the slipperiest oils available.
From manufacture, the bushings in your fork are likely to be installed less than perfectly, often ovalised or tapered due to the throughput needed in the factory and the lack of precision needed to push out so many forks so quickly. A tight or misaligned bushing will increase friction on every single bump the fork encounters.
I have custom tools that will ensure perfect roundness of the bushing interface, clearanced exactly to your stanchion size.
The movement of your fork is controlled by the oil in the cartridge, and when there’s air in the system (or too much oil in the case of some bladder systems), performance suffers. Pushing air through the circuits that should have oil in them results in wildly inconsistent performance. The factory bleed is very rarely even close to good enough.
Every cartridge is bled with the appropriate oil, ensuring your clickers can do what they’re designed to.
All other parts of the service are paid upgrades, from seal kits to full damper replacements.
New wiper seals
Over time and usage, the rubber in your seals is degrading, increasing friction and leading to oil escaping and dirt entering.
It is strongly suggested that the wiper seals are changed every 50 hours.
Seals for most forks for most major brands are on stock.
SKF green seals
The only aftermarket seal I will install, and for good reason, as they’re the lowest friction, longest lasting and best sealing parts around.
Available in single and dual compound versions, it’s the single best upgrade you can make to your fork.
To keep your fork working in tip-top condition, prevention is better and cheaper than the cure, as fixing something after it becomes a problem is probably too late.
Manufacturer supplied full service kits are available to be installed, ensuring perfect operation and maximum performance for as long as possible.
Almost every fork can have it’s travel changed within a certain range. Air springs are on stock for most forks, helping you get a little more plushness out of your ride, or changing the fork to suit a new bike.
Bushings, like any wear part, unfortunately don’t last forever, and if you’re experiencing play between your stanchions and lowers, it might be time to change the bushings. Fox and Rock Shox are possible, with other manufacturers by request.
Steerer tube / stanchion de-creak
If your front end has developed an annoying creak, it could be the interface between your steerer tube or stanchions into the crown having an imperfect fit. We have the ability to solve this permanently.
Steerer tube / stanchion replacement
Is your steerer tube too short for your new frame? Did you take a spill and scratch your fork stanchion?
We carry official and aftermarket replacements for Fox and Rock Shox,
This is the minimum charge. Includes inspection, cleaning, lubrication and oils as needed. All aspects of the shock are checked and returned to spec. Air will be bled from the damping circuit if neeeded and IFP pressure set. This is recommended every 50 hours by most manufacturers, and many shocks can last years without needing more than this service periodically.
Even if you keep your seals and oils clean, things can go wrong. If you’re having problems, sometimes it can be solved without replacing every single seal. Solutions for typical failure points are kept in stock. Price is based on what exactly is needed.
+ Air Can Seals
Your air can is the first line of defence against the outside world, and contributes the most toward friction inside your shock.
+ Full Service
Using the official service kit, the shock will be rebuilt as far as the manufacturer intended. When you are having problems, or want 101% performance, this is the service for you. Prices vary by manufacturer.
+ Travel Change
Most shocks are incredibly modular, and within a few reasonable constraints, can be modified in most ways to fit your new frame. Stroke lengths can be modified and eyelets can be changed to/from bearings.
+ Damping Upgrade
The most recent crop of shocks, with the correct parts, are able to be upgraded from Select/Performance level to Ultimate/Factory specifications, with lockouts and compression adjusters.
This is the minimum charge. Includes inspection, cleaning, lubrication and oils as needed. All aspects of the post are checked and returned to spec.
+ Full Service
Using the official service kit, the shock will be rebuilt as far as the manufacturer intended (for non-cartridge type posts). Prices vary by manufacturer.
Does your Rockshox Reverb resemble a pogo stick instead of a seatpost? We can get rid of the air in your oil, and either service the post completely, or just replace the parts that will work to prevent it happening again.