do air forks need much maintenance?

I like the idea of light weight forks but will I need to think abou the air pressure all of the time?

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  • 2 months ago

    Really depends on how much you ride and what type of riding you do.

    Fox Suspension say that their forks need regular periodic maintenance. We recommend cleaning and lubrication refills (lower leg service) every 25 riding hours, and a full service (strip down, seal replacement and full oil change) every 200 hours.

  • 5 months ago

    Not really. I keep an eye on the air pressure and sag, but otherwise dont worry about it. As long as you keep the fork clean then they are great.

  • David
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    The recommended service interval can run as low as every 35 hours.

    Although I don’t think I know anyone who’ve followed that recommendation to the letter. As far as adjusting pressure, I do mine maybe every 2nd month.

  • 6 months ago

    Depending on "where & how" you ride, what I'm getting from Google is about every 50 to 100 hours (max) of riding.

    https://vorsprungsuspension.com/blogs/news/when-sh...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXWqDzcoKEc

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  • 6 months ago

    Air spoons are better than air forks

  • 6 months ago

    Refilling air? About as often as I had to pump my tires. Rebuilding them and replacing the seals? About as often as I had to change my tires.

    Which is why, for on-road commuting, my suspension consists of a couple (on the upright) resp. three (on the trike) 2" tires.

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