How to clean suspension parts

- Jul 27, 2020-

If you are riding a bike in the dirt (which I sincerely hope you are), you need a good reason to have your suspension serviced at least once a season. Soil particles can sneak through the seals and contaminate the inside, so simply cleaning and changing the oil ensures that the expensive square parts slip smoothly. 

Regular cleaning of the entire bike to reduce wear is not to be surpassed, especially if good protective agents are used everywhere. It is best to mark maintenance intervals so that you do not forget when you last changed the oil or the windscreen wipers, but even keeping intervals is not always enough. It makes washing the bike after each ride a hell of a task, so it is often better to wash it all at once. 

If you don't want to spend the money to return your fork to the manufacturer to have it serviced, or if you don't have the knowledge to do so at home, here's to remind you of the importance of maintaining your suspension. Stay tuned as we explore and guide you through the process, and discover a few more tips and tricks for cleaning suspension parts properly. 

Once you have rinsed the fork, most of the mud and dirt should be removed. Just like changing the oil in the car, changing the oil on the mountain bike suspension must be on the to-do list at least once a year. Over time, both the oil and the suspension break down and become contaminated with dirt and dirt. 

Even if you are careful, you also risk contamination of the brake pads. Here bicycle cleaner is good, but do not spray directly into the seal or rinse the detergent thoroughly. This product can also dry out the seals and although the stanchions and dust wiper seals are cleaned, the grease of these seals cannot be washed off as the dirt can be drained much more easily. After cleaning the seal, clean the Standchion dust and wiper sealant with clean, non-toxic water. 

If you have suspension products that have sags in the O-rings, it is recommended to keep them as well. We recommend cleaning the seal with a mild soap-water mixture until no significant dirt has formed. If heavy grease gets into seals and stanchions, we recommend using a little water on a microfiber cloth. 

We like to use this where a more aggressive degreaser that displaces moisture and leaves no residue is needed, such as in a high-performance suspension. 

No additional grease or lubricating residues should be left on the cones, as they only trap dirt and dust from the track. 

The weight of the vehicle is on the springs, which makes the blades easily detachable, making their cleaning easier. Cleaning the leaves, however, can be a messy job as they are really stuck in dirt and grease. 

Streets, garage floors and cars will be heavily polluted, so give out any amount of newspapers or plastic sheeting to catch the drops. 

Give it a good clean by looking at every part of the suspension to make sure nothing is cracked, bent or worn. If all parts are clean, check your suspension again when you remove the shock absorbers. 

If parts look questionable, replace them as soon as possible, even if they are just a bit dirty. This has now happened and you can replace all questionable-looking parts such as shock absorbers, shock absorbers, springs and other parts of the suspension. 

Before you start, remove the fork from your bike and make sure it is nice and clean and remove dirt and dirt from it. Also, make sure you have a clean working environment so that no dirt or dirt can get into your beautiful fork. 

The easiest way to maintain your fork is to hold it on the steering wheel or lower leg on the bike rack while the steering wheel and lower legs are on the bike rack. You can also use a low-lying fork on a bike with a fork stand or with your own fork in the same position as the fork.