How can I service my bike myself?

How can I service my bike myself?

How to Service a Bike Yourself

  1. Frame.
  2. Check your wheels.
  3. Tighten Everything Up.
  4. Check The Brakes/Cables.
  5. Check Your Gears.
  6. Inspect, Clean And Lubricate The Drivetrain.

What PSI should my mountain bike shocks be?


How do you maintain suspension on a mountain bike?

What You Can Do at Home

  1. Clean Your Fork and Shock After Every Ride. Completely clean your fork and rear shock after each and every ride.
  2. Turn Your Bike Upside Down. You can also turn your bike upside down now and then for about 20 minutes at a time.
  3. Install a Mudguard.
  4. Inspect Your Stanchions Regularly.

Is it bad to bottom out suspension MTB?

You should be using all of your travel on every ride within reason – you probably shouldn’t set your suspension up to use all the travel on a flat XC ride. Harsh bottom-outs are a bad thing though and should be avoided. Some even increase damping on the end travel. Meaning, in most cases, bottom out can happen.

Is it worth restoring an old mountain bike?

If you liked the bike, can afford to restore it and want to do it, it’s worth it. It will probably never give you the thrill of the original, but it can still be fun.

What is the best rear shock for a mountain bike?

Best rear shocks for mountain bikes: air shocks

  • RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT. Best for easy set-up.
  • DVO Topaz T3 Air. Best for value.
  • Fox Float DPS Factory. Best Overall.
  • Cane Creek DBAir IL. Best entry level.
  • Fox Float X2 Factory. Best for Enduro.
  • Marzocchi Bomber CR. Best bargain.
  • EXT V3 Storia Lok.

Do I need suspension on my mountain bike?

A mountain bike without suspension does a great job at handling some basic trails at your local park but if you want to go full beast mode on a steep and bumpy trail, you should use a bike with partial or full suspension.

How often should a mountain bike be serviced?

How & When To Service or Tune Your Mountain Bike

Frequency Service
Every 3-6 Months 4. Check tubeless tire fluid sealant.
5. Check tire tread & sidewall integrity.
Every 6 Months-1 Year 1. Service rear shock.
2. Service frame.

Is it worth upgrading an old mountain bike?

If your bike is more than a few seasons old, it likely makes more sense to upgrade to something new that will offer better suspension performance, more current standards and bigger wheels.

What is high speed rebound?

High Speed Rebound is a damping adjustment that is controlled via a dial, when externally adjustable. Suspension that has too much rebound damping (over-damped) will be unable to extend quickly enough, and will ‘pack’, or stay too deep into it’s travel, after successive compressions.

Is my bike worth fixing?

A department store quality bike is almost never a good repair investment. If the integrity of the frame is compromised, it’s time for a new bike. If the frame is bent, cracked, rusted through, has broken welds, a stuck seatpost or bottom bracket, it’s time for it to be retired.

Can you use wd40 on bike suspension?

Yes you can use WD 40 on your chain…. The big problem is getting the WD 40 on the rubber seals in the rear wheel bearings, suspension bearings, and the BB bearings. The WD 40 can really clean up a chain…it is too light to stick around long enough to act as a good lubricant…

How do I maintain my front suspension on my bike?

Clean your forks with water; a hose is best, but if you use a jet wash then turn the bike upside down first so, as not to force water inside the fork seals. Be sure to remove all dirt from the fork stanchions and around the seals, especially between the stanchions and fork arch at the front of the fork.

Can I put a longer rear shock on my mountain bike?

If you buy a shock that is too long for your bike, it will work well, but it can also damage it. The shock may be too long if your rear tire has moved at all after you installed it. Parts of the frame of your bike may also touch that aren’t supposed to, causing unnecessary damage.

How do you increase front suspension height?

Raising front suspension is achieved by pulling out the fork legs from upper triple clamps. This results in increase in castor angle, higher trail ratio, slight increase in wheel base, higher seat height & higher center of gravity.

Why is my suspension so stiff MTB?

Preload is HOW STIFF is the suspension, and it’s related to how much force must be applied to compress it. More preload means you need more force (apply more weight) to compress the fork by a given distance or travel. If you feel that it takes too much force to compress your fork, it means you have too much preload.

How do I know if my MTB shock is blown?

If it takes the shock 3 seconds to return to full length when the rebound is set all the way in there is no way it is blown. But it is a Romic so any day now it will blow, oil will leak all over the place when it happens. You will know, fast rebound and some clunking noise.

How do you bring a bike back to life?

Bring your old bike back to life with these pro restoration tips

  1. Wash before you look. Layers of dirt from your last ride and dust from time spent in storage can make a bike hard to inspect.
  2. Start with the frame.
  3. Check out the rubber.
  4. Clean up the drivetrain.
  5. Check the cables.
  6. Check for wobbles.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

What is high and low speed compression?

High speed compressions happen when you hit a root, rock or drop off a ledge and the shock has to compress quickly to absorb the abrupt impact. Most shocks design the low speed circuit to get out of the way, or provide alternate flow paths for the oil to go around it during high speed compressions.