The preload screw on my mtb fork is very loose and easy to turn, I have a spring fork. The preload doesn't change even if I loosen or tighten the screw. Any ideas on what could be wrong?
1What bike/what fork? Perhaps the adjuster is just cosmetic and doesn't actually change anything inside.– MaplePandaOct 20, 2022 at 13:59
It's an sr suntour fork. The adjuster used to work perfectly before, but i found it to be unusually loose while doing regular maintenance today.– ShriyanOct 20, 2022 at 16:22
1It could be broken– SwiftyOct 20, 2022 at 22:07
It's hard to say without pictures.
Things to check:
- The spring is broken
- The threads on the preload screw are stripped.
If you take it apart chances are high the issue will present itself.