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Shock malfunctioning after bottom-out

I have another question about suspension (I mean, it is complicated!,) and this time it’s my shock, not related to the other question I asked, about my child’s fork (which I got very good answers for!)...
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Can I add a front shock or suspension to my Retrospec e-bike?

Is there a way to add a front shock/suspension to my Retrospec Valen Rev bike?
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Wear-based maintenance/overhaul of air spring suspension fork

Assuming usage as a mountain bike, an air spring suspension fork on a hardtail is to be maintained every 50 hours of riding. By comparison it's sufficient, and plenty reasonable, to replace a chain ...
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What year is specialized stumpjumper sold? What rear shock does it have?

My rear shocks is leaking. I took it to the store and they do not fix it. What model is it? Year? And what FOX shock is it? Does it worth to fix it? Or shall I buy something else? Riding level: entry/...
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Does the use of front suspension negatively affect road riding efficiency?

I've been riding a 1980's-era (unsuspended) Specialized MTB with slick tires on the road for many years, and recently got a Marin trail bike with a Suntour SR front suspension. I thought it would make ...
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What is this black residue remaining on damper body of rear shock after rides?

About a month ago, I bought a used 2009 Stumpjumper FSR similar to this. It was not used heavily and remains in great condition. Recently however, after medium to long rides, a black residue is left ...
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Why do coil suspension forks have coils placed inside the stanchions, when the rear shocks place it exernally?

If you look at a rear shock which uses a metal coil, you'll always see a large visible coil sitting outside of the shock: However, front suspension forks that use coil are visibly almost ...
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Wondering why my rear triangle crashes around everytime I use the rear triangle

My Kona Stinky Deluxe’s rear triangle always makes a lot of noise whenever it is put to work (going over a pothole, etc.). Whenever I lift the back and drop it the rear of the bike doesn’t bounce, ...
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My bicycle's rear shock is clicking and making a squishing noise. Do I need a new shock or does it just need to be tuned?

I bought a used bike and on the first day, it made a small clicking noise whenever it came back up fully. It also made some squishing noises whenever I compressed it and whenever it started ...
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How often do you really need to service forks and shocks?

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 ...
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Is it possible to use imperial-sized steel coil with metric-sized shock?

I am looking to build a full-suspension bicycle with coil rear shock. Currently I am considering using a DVO Jade shock with 55 mm of stroke. The shock is sold without a steel coil, which has to be ...
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Do suspension seatposts work as well as a full suspension MTB?

I used to have department store (Target) MTB that i used for 2 years until it got stolen, i used to ride casually in the city no complaints as of reliability. Want to buy same because we have very ...
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Why do we need air-filled tires?

Why do we need air in bike tires? Having changed hundreds of annoying flats, carried a change kit for thousands of miles, and pumped up tires before pretty much every ride, I got to wondering: why do ...
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How do you tune a suspension air shock on a bike for light riders like me?

I recently got a new bike from Dicks Sporting Goods. I am pretty light and the suspension doesn't even go down. I want mine to be bouncier so this is why I am posting this question.
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Do these shocks look okay?

Im looking to buy a used Trek X-Caliber 9 bike from 2020 used. The seller says he only rode the bike for 150km and the bill shows that he bought it only 9 months ago. Everything looks good so far but ...
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Spring frame in place of shocks?

Could a bike frame be springy like an athletes prosthetic spring leg instead of rigid? The frame would look like a bow, of a bow and arrow, open end ending at the tires. What problems may arise that I ...
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Rockshox Pike Scratch

I have a rockshox pike with scratches on the fork stanchion. I would like to know if there was anything I can do without buying a new one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Here is a ...
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How to mount Ohlins TTX22M to a 2018 Yeti SB 5.5

How do you mount a Ohlins TTX22M (17.87 x 2.25" - 16mm eyelet) shock to a 2018 Yeti SB 5.5? I previously removed a Fox DPX2 which had vastly different mounting hardware (it turns out). The Ohlins ...
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Fiido D2: shock absorber broken

I bought almost an year ago a Fiido D2 bike. I use it everyday for my commute to work and unfortunately it broke. I brought it to a bike repairer and he said that there's nothing he can do. The only ...
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Fill my Fox Shock with Air

When I go over a sidewalk, the marker ring on my shock goes all the way down the shock, so I think I need air. I bought a Giant "shock pump" that supposedly goes up to 400 psi. I screwed it onto my ...
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Can I upgrade my 2007 front suspension?

I just bought a 2007 Trek Fuel EX5 used but the front suspension dial is cracked and makes it difficult to change the give. The current forks that are on there are RockShock Tora's. Would it be ...
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Damaged in a crash

Hey so a week ago I got a new bike. And when I get something new I try to keep it brand new as long as possible and not taking a single damage, even the touch of wind it makes me feel that damaged it. ...
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FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution oil leak :(

I have a FOX FLOAT CTD Evolution LV 184x44mm, which worked fine in the summer, afther the cold weather arrived, and I started to ride under 15C, it started to leak some oil. It was pretty nasty, but I ...
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2003 Giant Rainier MTB Leaking Shock Fluid?

I have a 2003 Giant Rainier as shown here: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/searchlistingdetail.aspx?id=38863 that appears to be leaking a little bit of fluid from one of its front shocks. I think it ...
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Do kits that allow me to add lockout to my shock exist?

I have a (within last year) rockshox Deluxe R rear shock on my bike, on some hills I would like the added stiffness of a locked out shock. Do upgrade kits to add lockout exist or would I need to buy ...
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Fork oil spilled out. Rebound Damper Assembly is missing

I took my bike out of the car, and it spilled lots of oil from the fork when was on the tarmac, ( Manitou Six Elite 2002 ) through a screw-hole where the "Rebound Damper Assembly" is supposed to be. I ...
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What are my options about my rear shock?

I have a sort of rare Totem Shockman 29er bike, which as far as I know is assembled in my country by another brand as a lower entry point bikes. Through the two years I've had it I replaced some ...
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How do I calculate the spring weight rating for my bike?

I have a home built bike design and the rear shock absorber that came with the part bottoms out so I want to get one that is more appropriate. But I have no idea how to calculate which one to buy as ...
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Should a new rear shock be building oil in the shaft?

I've ridden my new bike (first full suspension I own) for about 150km now and I'm seeing some oil building over the O-ring in the shaft. It's a lot more oil than what you normally see on a front ...
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RockShox Psylo oil replacement

I have a Specialized bike that I haven't been using that I want to give to my sister. It's been sitting in my basement for about 5 years stored upside down. When I brought it up to my shop to do some ...
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How do I lock out the front fork on my RST Neon shock?

I have a Trek 7150SE(Scheels Edition) that came stock with a RST Neon front fork. I would like to lock it for road biking but haven't been able to figure out how. I tried to turn the top of each ...
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Did I just ruined my rear shock? fox float :(

My shock was quite ok, but I still tried to service it. After dissembling, it has absolutely no oil in it. I filled with 5 ml of fox fluid, put everything together. After installed to the frame ...
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Problem with suspension fork

I am having trouble with my bicycle which is a Giant Terrago FS1. I have posted a video on YouTube which might help to explain the situation better, as it might be better than words. Due to the ...
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Why don't we see fork boots anymore? [duplicate]

When I was younger, it seemed most mountain bike shocks had rubber boots on them, but now most seem to be "naked." How important were the shock protectors that covered the exposed part of the piston -...
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Service/maintanace of Manitou fork and shock

I'm doing complete overhaul and service of my bike and it is time to service Manitou Minute fork and Manitou Radium shock. They both work fine but they have never been serviced (at least for two years ...
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How does this front shock design work?

This is a general question about front shocks in a suspension fork, which I'm just beginning to learn about. What kind of shocks are shown in this video, and how do they work? In particular: 1) ...
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How strong is the remote lockout on rock shox?

I ask because I realized yesterday that I had left lockout on for hours of riding at a bmx style track hitting jumps and wallrides. I found the lockout helped a lot and I'll continue using it for ...
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How do I determine shock compatibility?

I have a Trek Fuel EX 9 2013 with shock DRCV FOX FLOAT CTD 7.25" x 1.875" and I want to know if Rock Shox Monarch RT3 184mm x 48mm (same that FOX in inches) for Trek bikes is compatible. There are ...
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How do I revive my front shock?

I left my mountain bike hanging from the front tire for a long time. Now my front shock is seized. What should I do to fix the shock? I'm considering spraying it with WD-40, but I'm not sure if that ...
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What are the effects of different types of rear shock installation on full-suspension bikes?

I've been looking at full-suspension mountain and trail bikes lately, and I've noticed that the rear shock can come in a few different configurations: It can be installed roughly vertically, between ...
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How to adjust SR SunTour M3020 AND product manual

I just bought my daughter a GT Palomar 26" Mountain Bike - 2015 It has SR SunTour M3020 fork shocks. My mountain bike is so old it doesn't have shocks so this is all new to me :) To my mind, the ...
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Front shock Absorbers

I bought a second-hand Chevrolet folding mountain bike with 26" wheels I have had it a few days and the front shocks are making noise when they absorb. The Previous Owner said its normal. Today I ...
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Giant Reign shock travel?

I've just bought a Fox Float X 2014 for my 2015 Giant Trance. It fits my Trance perfect but I may be upgrading to a 2015 Giant Reign. I was thinking would my shock fit onto a reign? The size of mine ...
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Do they still make rear shocks with remote flow control valves?

I have a 2007 Stumpjumper FSR frame, I bought the Elite model back in 2006, but it still has the same mounts as the Expert and Pro models for a rear shock with a flow control valve. I haven't been on ...
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If many bottom-outs are happening, should air pressure or compression damping be increased?

I know springs exert a force proportional to displacement from a steady-state position. On the other hand, an ideal damper exerts a force proportional to the speed of the object. The procedure to ...
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Suggested maintenance for rear shock between service intervals?

Typical rear shock has a suggested service interval around 150 hours or a year. What is a suggested maintenance between those service intervals? Just oil the stanchion from outside? Any technique to ...
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How big can I drop safely on a mountain bike

I have an 80 mm front shock (fork) and the back shock says it's 3 inches. What size jumps can I do without ruining the bike or shocks?
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Can I use any pump to fill up shock?

So I have a Fox float shock (a standard air shock) and I was wondering if I could use a regular tire pump or do I need a special shock pump to fill it back up? Also, are there side effects of using ...
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Changing Frames

I just had a crash and wrecked my Cube hardtail mountain bike. Can I put all the parts, wheels, Reba Rock Shock, Shimano gears etc off my hard tail on to a full suspension frame?
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sram grip shifter to be fox CTD shock remote lever

the FOX shock CTD remote is a nice shock, but the remote is bulky, even the new 2014 version, still uneasy to change between CTD. I come across this article http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/...
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