Can I use wd40 on my bike suspension?
Yes you can use WD 40 on your chain. The big problem is getting the WD 40 on the rubber seals in the rear wheel bearings, suspension bearings, and the BB bearings. The WD 40 can really clean up a chainit is too light to stick around long enough to act as a good lubricant
How do I service my mountain bike?
- Get your drivetrain squeaky clean for spring.
- Make sure derailleur is lined up with chain line.
- Make sure brake disc isn’t scratched up.
- Give your brake levers a pull to check pads.
- Tape and foam for protecting pivots and bearings.
- Test headset bearings by turning handlebars side-to-side.
How do you maintain a full suspension mountain bike?
What You Can Do at Home
- Clean Your Fork and Shock After Every Ride. Completely clean your fork and rear shock after each and every ride.
- Turn Your Bike Upside Down. You can also turn your bike upside down now and then for about 20 minutes at a time.
- Install a Mudguard.
- Inspect Your Stanchions Regularly.
How do I lubricate my bike suspension?
Keeping oil in and dirt out To encourage the oil to lubricate the upper bushes and the seals in the fork leg, it is helpful to turn the fork upside down to let the lubrication run down. Turn your bike upside down and allow 20 minutes for the oil to run down into the seals.
Why is my suspension so stiff MTB?
Preload is HOW STIFF is the suspension, and it’s related to how much force must be applied to compress it. More preload means you need more force (apply more weight) to compress the fork by a given distance or travel. Speed Rebound is HOW FAST the fork return to it’s uncompressed size after absorbing a shock.
What PSI should my mountain bike shocks be?
Often yes, usually rear shocks run 100-200psi, but fork psi varies a lot, depending on the design. Get the sag around 25% (maybe slightly less sag in the front than the rear) and see how it rides (that’s what really matters), adjust on the trail as needed.