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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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Gears shifting when bouncing on mtb

I got my motobecane partially disassembled and I did all tuning and alignment myself. Being a new joiner it makes me feel I am missing some point. The issue is when my bike is on the stand the ...
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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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My Fox Float perf RP2 begging for some oil

My rear shock started to make some noise when I compress it. It's like rubber on metal, so I think it would need some oil. However I can not get proper float fluid, I tried to turn my bike upside down,...
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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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Adjustment Knob Came out

I turned my preload adjustment to its maximum capacity in the anti-clockwise direction,which is '-' direction , but then also I kept on rotating with the help of pliers until the plastic knob came out....
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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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How much air pressure for dt swiss m3 shock

Where can I find the air pressure/weight guide for DT Swiss shocks? Or do all shocks have similar guidelines as far as pressure and rider weight goes?
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Treacherous ride - top half of fork points backwards, but the bottom points forward

I have a Kent Glendale with dual front suspension. The top half of the fork is turned around so the right shock was installed into the left stanchion and vice-versa. and I cannot figure out how to ...
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Recommended settings for Specialized Brain with respect to durability

I am seeking the right combination of shock pressure vs. Brain threshold settings for new Stumpjumper Elite (with Specialized Brain inertia valve) with respect to durability. Are there any ...
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Fox Float RP2 shock tuning (rebound, compression/velocity, boost valve)

Does anyone have an experience with Fox Float RP2 tuning? I bought a used Giant Reign 2 2011 and it came with "L" - I guess that means "low" - "velocity tune" (earlier called compression tune). The ...
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Fox Float RP2 rear shock problem - soft run and hiss sound on first 5-10% of travel

I might have a problem with my Fox Float RP2 rear shock (Giant Reign, 150 mm of travel, bike & shock only 6 months old). When pumped to 200 psi, the shock has a considerably soft run and is making ...
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Does ProPedal on FOX RP2 rear shock wear out when on during downhill?

Yesterday I forgot to turn off ProPadal before quite nasty downhill ride on my Fox RP2 rear shock (riding Giant Reign 2011) - I can imagine this makes no real harm to the shock but think there can be ...
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Is it OK to bunnyhop on a Kona/Fastrax AF2 while in Lockout Mode?

I recently got a Kona Tanuki 2012 bike that sports a Kona/Fastrax AF2 Rear Shock. Sometimes while on the road I miss bunnyhopping over things. Is it wise to lockout the Kona/Fastrax AF2 Rear Shock ...
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Should I get an air sprung or a coil sprung rear shock FS mountain bike?

I have not bought one yet, and I am very new to the sport. The type of riding I will be doing is dirt jumps (rather large ones) and rugged trail riding. I used a BMX for these things previously, which ...
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Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?

After reading this question and answer, I was surprised to learn that most shock pumps use a Schrader valve. My mountain biking days are a distant memory, so I'm not well acquainted with the type of ...
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Can I use a shock pump to inflate a tube?

I know that shock pumps are meant for high pressure applications so that they can withstand high pressures needed by suspension shocks. However, can I use a shock pump to inflate my tire in a pinch ...
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What type of valve do shock pumps use?

Do all shock pumps use a schrader valve? I've just taken a look at a couple of product listings and found no mention of the valve type. I guess that might be to avoid people buying those pumps for ...
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Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?

For bikes like these, why aren't the rear shocks (the shocks are directly above the pedal) vertical like those of a motorcycle? I don't see how the bike can take shocks when the shock absorber is at ...
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Upgrade the rear shock on my bike?

I currently have a 2006 Cannondale Prophet 1000, that I use for trail riding. I would like to upgrade the Manitou Swinger rear shock I have. How do I know which shocks will work with my bike? Is there ...