- Is there an oil drought in the Rock Shox factory?
I’ve just dropped the travel on a pair of brand new & unused Revelations & they were dry as a bone inside, no oil leakage when i split the stanchions from the lowers and no oil on the foam ring on top of the upper bushing!!! 😯
I’d heard of this, but never looked inside a brand new set of forks before. Well worth a check in future.
Posted 4 years agoesher shoreMember
no drought here, but perhaps a flood?
Recon on my new XTC 29’er, first ride = no damping and 1/2 the travel
sent back to SRAM on Monday, got it back today (super quick turn around), rebound damper seal had failed and dumped all the damper oil into the lowers
really happy with the quick turn around!
but went to install the fork, and they’d forgotten to put the Maxle in the box
next week then…..Posted 4 years agojohnw1984Subscriber
My old Rev on the Stumpy was dry as a bone, but the wife’s Rev on her Cube seemed well oiled.
I was warned that the lowers would be dry and it’s a common thing. I suspect my Marz 350 NCR is dry as I’ve been experiencing stiction from new and have done around 25 hours on it with no change.
Going to Windwave next week I think.Posted 4 years agorotaryMember
its happened to me several times now, with fox also. i drop the lowers off on every set of new forks now but i shouldn’t have to. i agree it is technically faulty and should be sent back. sram in my experience however have been very good when it comes to warrenty replacementPosted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
I suspect my Marz 350 NCR is dry as I’ve been experiencing stiction from new and have done around 25 hours on it with no change
marz have MUCH higher oil volumes and go far longer between services, 25 hours should be the blink of an eye to a Marz fork. Do the NCRs still come with a foam wiper seal, as this dries out (sits between oil and dust seals) adding some stiction and in their workshop blog they recommended removing them from the likes of my 55’s.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
It’s not always as bad as it looks- if you put in the recommended oil then give it a shoogle, it gets spread across the surfaces rather than sitting in the bottom, so when you drop the fork legs you don’t always get a lot of leakage. But yeah I’ve never had a rockshox fork have as much oil in it as I reckon it should.Posted 4 years ago
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