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Common Mountain Bike Suspension Issues

ManufacturerFork, Shock, PostModelApplicable yearsIssueResolution
FoxShockTriadAllLeaking out of knobsFull rebuild, nitrogen seal failure
FoxFork342016, 2017, 2018Rebound knob seized, will not turnReplacement of rebound rod, detent modification
RockshoxShockMonarch, Monarch plus, RT3, RL2014, 2015, 2016, 2017Shock losing airScratching on damper body, blown air seal
RockshoxShockMonarch, Monarch plus, RT3, RL2014, 2015, 2016, 2017Shock sucking in, not fully extending, sucked upScoring, scratches on air can, causing air transfer
FoxShockCTD2013, 2014, 2015knobs hard to turn, seizedNew controls assembly
FoxShockDRCV TrekAirloss when riding or stagnateProprietary air seals needing replacement
FoxShockCTD Evolution series2013,2014,2015No rebound or compression or lockout dampingValving issue. THIS SHOCK NEEDS 100hr DAMPER SERVICE!
FOXShockCTD Evolution series2013,2014,2015Leaking out of knobs, reboundFailed nitrogen seal
MRPForkRibbon2016, 2017, 2018Clunk or knock in compressionDamper assembly needing rebuild
Cane CreekShockInline, DBCS, Double Barrel2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017Shock sucking in, not fully extending, sucked upScratches or scoring on air sealing components, Part replacement may be needed
RockshoxForkReba, Revelation, Tora, ReconLeaking from compression knob areaDamper cartridge seal failure
RockshoxForkReba, Revelation, Tora, Recondead spot on top of compression / lockoutDamper seal failure
RockshoxForkReba, Revelation, Tora, Reconnot getting full travelDamper seal failure, hydraulically locking
AllAllAllAllSucking, Slupring, Slushy, Squishy soundDamper and air have mixed, needing damper service
AllFork, Shock, SeatpostAllAllExcess grease, oil, on seals, stanchion, damper body.Wiper seals have failed, or news service recently performed. Should replace wipers every 60 hours
FoxFork32, 34, 36, 40 Air NA, NA2, Evol2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019Not extending fully, sucking down, losing airAir sealing agents compromised on airspring. Needing full airspring service
This table goes over common ailment, issues, and updates for mountain bike suspension components

Extending the life of suspension products through upgrade, updates, and tuning is the best way to keep the rising bike prices at bay.

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