Maintenance and service
of MTB Suspensions
MAINTENANCE OF THE SUSPENSIONS AND THE SAFETY ON MTB
The mountain bike suspensions are subject to countless sollicitations during their utilization, like every mechanical component they need periodic maintenance and cleaning operations after use.
The lack of attention increases the risk of damaging the suspensions, causing the malfunction and in more severe cases the rupture of the internal structure.
We always recommend a periodical maintenance service of the suspensions of your mountain bike.
USURY OF THE SUSPENSIONS COMPONENTS
Describing every component of the suspensions is extremely complicated and different for every model, however we will try to explain the principal components.
The components that are mostly subject of usury are the oil, the seals and the o-rings.
We have indicated below the right timing to do the maintenance on your suspensions; this depends on the type of use, on the conditions during the use, and the driving of the athlete.
Complete service of MTB Forks
MAINTENANCE OF THE MOUNTAIN BIKE FORK
COMPLETE SERVICE OF THE MTB FORK
The complete service of the fork usually is made by checking and by replacing each internal component that has been subject of degradation due to the utilization or due to damage.
The choice of spare parts of the highest quality ensures the correct functioning of the fork, the duration of the performance always on top.
GalloMoto carries out complete services of each component, of the seals, of the o-rings and of the hydraulic without ever leaving anything to chance.
Complete Service of the MTB Dampers
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE AIR DAMPERS
The dampers were used for several years in the Enduro and Downhill racing world, and now have become an integral part also of the MTB Trail, All mountain and XC.
Like the forks, also the dampers have the necessity of periodical services in order to avoid malfunction and damage caused by the usury of the mechanical and hydraulic components.
GalloMoto recommends doing a periodical check every 12 months even if the utilization is occasional.
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE OF THE COIL SPRING DAMPER
The coil spring dampers, used especially on Enduro and Downhill, are increasingly used also by the amateurs of the E-bikes world.
Compared to the air dampers, the component that sustains the suspension is composed of a spring setted according to the weight and the usage of the athlete.
In this case the maintenance of the suspension is done on the hydraulic part, but also testing the elasticity of the spring with a specific machine.
We recommend always checking the dampers and to not go beyond the 12/18 months to do the service.