How To Service Rock Shox MTB Fork | Mountain Bike Maintenance

How To Service Rock Shox MTB Fork | Mountain Bike Maintenance


Fork feeling dry and ropey? Well if you’ve ridden your fork for 50 hours without giving it any attention then chances are it needs a lower leg service. So follow Doddy’s tips to get your fork running buttery smooth again with just some fork oil and basic tools!




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Now, we’re using a RockShox Pike here. It’s a pretty common fork. A lot of people run this. But the principle is the same for all forks. It’s only the oil variety and the volume that changes. RockShox recommend you do this service approximately every 50 hours of riding, and that’s pretty much the same for most manufacturers.

Okay, so step one is to just make sure you’ve released all of the air from the fork. I’m pretty sure I got most of it out when I put the shock pump to it, but you can just deflate the valve manually using the end of an Allen key. So that’s all good. Next step is to remove the rebound adjuster knob from the base of the fork. Take your two and a half mil Allen key and then just undo the little pinch bolt on the rebound adjuster.