- 1 How do I know if my mountain bike shocks are bad?
- 2 How do I know if my bike shocks are bad?
- 3 How do you service shocks on a mountain bike?
- 4 Are mountain bike rear shocks universal?
- 5 How do you know if your rear shocks are blown on a mountain bike?
- 6 How long do mountain bike shocks last?
- 7 Can I put a longer rear shock on my mountain bike?
- 8 How do you know if your rear shocks are going?
- 9 Is 120mm travel enough for trail?
How do I know if my mountain bike shocks are bad?
Weird noises coming from the shocks or forks that sound like grinding, clunking, and slurping. This is a sign that it may need to be replaced or in need of a service. All so if the rear shocks are swishing or slurping means that the damper oil is cavitated, in which case it needs to be replaced.
How do I know if my bike shocks are bad?
Push down on the seat and release, and the bike should simply rise steadily back up. If it overshoots then sinks back down the shock are bad. However, moderb shocks are quite complex and include compression damping, so are best checked by a repair shop if you are concerned.
How do you service shocks on a 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.
Are mountain bike rear shocks universal?
Mountain bike rear shocks come in an array of different sizes and recently made the switch from the older “traditional” sizing measured in inches (8.5 x 2.5) to the newer modern sizing that is measured in millimeters (210mm x 55mm), AKA metric. So what works for one bike might be very different on another bike.
How do you know if your rear shocks are blown on a mountain bike?
If it takes the shock 3 seconds to return to full length when the rebound is set all the way in there is no way it is blown. But it is a Romic so any day now it will blow, oil will leak all over the place when it happens. You will know, fast rebound and some clunking noise.
How long do mountain bike shocks last?
Air shocks: oil and seals 2 x annually, and fulle service once annually. Coil shocks: one service annually. Lowers every 30-50hrs depending on conditions, full service every 75-100hrs D.O.C.
Can I put a longer rear shock on my mountain bike?
If you buy a shock that is too long for your bike, it will work well, but it can also damage it. The shock may be too long if your rear tire has moved at all after you installed it. Parts of the frame of your bike may also touch that aren’t supposed to, causing unnecessary damage.
How do you know if your rear shocks are going?
“The best method for measuring frame travel may be to remove the shock and measure the vertical travel at the rear axle, with the suspension linkage at the full shock length, and at the shock bottom-out length (original eye-to-eye minus manufacturers specified shock stroke).
Is 120mm travel enough for trail?
In addition, you’re not likely to notice much difference between a 120mm, 130mm, and 140mm fork. Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders. Longer travel doesn’t necessarily mean better.