Suspension Service Intervals

Proper maintenance and service on suspension products is essential to ensure consistent performance and longevity of your fork or rear shock.

The information we have gathered below is from each manufactures website.

Fox Racing Shocks Service Intervals

To extend the service life of your FOX fork or shock, the best product maintenance plan you can follow is cleaning the product exterior after each and every ride or race. Use mild soapy water, a very light pressure water spray to rinse, and wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

CAUTION:  Do not use any solvents or de-greasers, as these products can damage the shock’s exterior finish or its anodized parts.

Do not spray water directly on the seal/upper tube junction. Never use a high pressure washer on your FOX fork or rear shock.

When dirt dries onto the fork upper tube or shock body, it will chafe and damage the wiper seal. With a damaged seal, dirt works its way into the fork or shock. Simple, periodic maintenance can greatly extend the service life of your FOX fork or shock.

Tip:   If you tend to ride in extreme conditions frequently (dry and dusty, wet and muddy, downhill racing, winter riding, etc.), correspondingly the service procedure items should be done more frequently.

Fox Racing Shocks Front Suspension

Air Spring Forks (All 32, 36: F-SERIES, FLOAT & TALAS)

service procedure item new each ride/race every 30 hours every 100 hours or annually
set sag X      
set damping adjustments X      
clean exterior of fork with mild soap and water only; wipe dry with soft towel   X    
inspect dropout thickness (9 mm)     X  
inspect bushings     X  
change oil in lower legsVisit the FOXHelp service site for service procedures information.     X  
change FLOAT fluid in air chamber     X  
service damper: 32 FIT, 36 FIT, Terralogic®       X
service air spring: 32 TALAS; 36 TALAS       X

 

Coil Spring Forks (36 VAN & 40)

service procedure item new each ride/race every 30 hours every 100 hours or annually
set sag X      
set damping adjustments X      
clean exterior of fork with mild soap and water only; wipe dry with soft towel   X    
inspect bushings     X  
change oil in lower legsVisit the FOXHelp service site for service procedures information.     X  
service damper: 36 RC2, 40 RC2       X

Fox Racing Shocks Rear Suspension

Rear Shocks

service procedure item new each ride/race every 30 hours every 100 hours or annually
set sag X      
set damping adjustments X      
clean shock exterior with mild soap and water only; wipe dry with soft towel   X    
air sleeve maintenance (FLOAT & DHX Air shocks) X
clean and inspect bushings & reducers     X  
suspension fluid service       X

 

RockShox Service Intervals

The following chart is a summary of the maintenance/service intervals for RockShox forks. Following this schedule is important to ensure the consistent performance and longevity of your fork. Some of the information listed may not be applicable to your fork.

RockShox Chart

Maintenance Interval (Hours)
Insepct carbon crown-steerer Every ride
Clean dirt and debris from upper tubes Every ride
Check air pressure (air forks only) Every ride
Inspect upper tubes for scratches Every ride
Lubricate dust seals and upper tubes Every ride
Change Speed Lube oil bath 25
Check front suspension fastener for proper torque 25
Clean and lubricate remote lockout cable and housing 25
Remove lowers, clean/inspect bushings and change oil bath (if applicable) 50
Clean and lubricate air spring assembly 50
Change oil in damping system (including hydraulic lockout) 100
Clean and lubricate coil spring assembly (coil forks only) 100