According to manuals, forks and shocks have to be serviced regularly. For example, rockshox forks have 50-hour and 200-hour service kits/instructions.
On one hand, I know people who swear by these values, and they obviously never had any problems. Servicing can hardly be bad for your bike. But its also costly and annoying. I dont wanna do it every 50 hours of riding, that would mean every 6 weeksor so in summer!
Rockshox obviously wants to sell these service kits, and they also want to err on the conservative side in order to avoid claims like "Ive done my service regularly according to rockshox manuals but still my fork is damaged". I know many friends who are riding their bikes for years without giving a crap about service, and their bikes seem to work well too.
Obviously this has a lot of variables: rider weight, conditions, how hard you ride, and "luck". All those aside, I was wondering if there are experienced mountain bikers here who can give me their opinion. Thanks!