Just had my Reverb serviced by LoCo Tuning… And…..
supposed to do regarding “post” ride maintance and servicing
ask the internet.Posted 4 years ago
£75 is a lot of money. I’m not saying that you were overcharged. but it’s a lot of money for servicing something especially if you consider that traditionally seatposts needed no servicing at all.bruneepSubscriber
There’s plenty of guides here on the web!
Yes I am aware of the Internet/web. So that would fishers/rockshox get out of jail card would it?
Ahh your post is buggered did you service or maintain it?
No, there were no instructions with it as to what I should do.
You should’ve searched the Internet for servicing instructions as we don’t provide any with the product, sorry!Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
And this is why I will never own a dropper! You can get a brand new thomson that requires 0 maintenance for the price of that service!
1. They’re amazing things – I’d give up my suspension before my dropper post!
2. They’re not all difficult/expensive to service. A Gravity Dropper is dead simple and if you can’t be bothered to service it yourself: http://gravitydropper.com/clean-and-rebuild/
$15!!!Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
I guess if I was gonna get one it’d be a gravity dropper as it seems like the only one thats easy and cheap to work on. I hate complicating my bikes so it’s just extra crap to go wrong and spoil my enjoyment! Dont think theyre really made for me though, I mainly just ride dh so my seat is down more often than not 🙂Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I’ve just taken a look at the official SRAM how to service a reverb and though it is quite straight forward there are lots of steps and some specialist tools needed. Given a service kit is circa £40, the service centre is welcome to another £30 or so to do the work in my view. It looks a real faff, a whole other order of magnitude compared with a fork service, and is not something you should need to do often.Posted 4 years ago
Ive taken mine apart (Reverb), to do a service you need the o rings and tools and a clean workshop, some experience and the bushes. It will take a while, so Id say thats good value for money.
You can buy very cheap droppers for sure, but you get what you pay for. Not all droppers are the same in use / quality / function.
Anyway, for some £75 is pocket money, for others its a fortune.Posted 4 years ago
That way I look at it is that I paid circa £200 for it new, I paid about £300 for my Revelations new, and I pay £100 a year on servicing + oil changes in the lowers every month.
So £75 for 1 1/2 years isn’t bad at all. Considering I use it a lot, and it’s one of the things that revolutionized my riding I don’t mind spending to keep it running how it should.Posted 4 years ago
You can / should do the lower service yourself.
It takes about 15 mins and requires very little knowhow – undoing a couple of bolts, pouring out the old oil, pouring in the new oil, swopping out the old foam rings for new ones.
Thats pretty much it. TF do a kit and you can see a vid on Youtube. Even taking the time to replace the seals only adds minutes to it.
Given the ease and cheap cost its a no brainer.
I do mine every few months, but then I ride it 3/4 times a week.Posted 4 years ago
The problem will be that you could have got grit down in the seals, which will over time rub the anodising off the stanchions, and cause more dirt to enter, rubbing more off, and eventually you end up with a ruined fork.
You wont notice it above the seals, but below they can be a mess.
If you’ve not serviced them for 3 years, then there is a very high chance they’re in a bad state below the seals. So, run them til they die 🙂
For me my mantra is:
Regular servicing at home to keep them running
Servicing at LoCo to make them feel brand new
I have no idea what he does differently, but just got my RP23 back from him and it’s like a whole new shock. Bike feels so much nicer. I do air can services myself, but it never feels as good as that once a year feeling.Posted 4 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
Don’t Fox forks self-combust if not serviced every 5 minutes of use?! 😉
Lowers aren’t that easy – I’ve done them OK a couple of times, the last attempt though had to to go off to TF Tuned as they literally poured oil out no matter how tight I tried to do the nuts up.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
gravity dropper just did a complete service and rebuild new bushings etc even replacing the upper part of the post
and under warranty – im not even the original owner! screwed on the cable entry mount(had come unbonded)
all for $18 plus postage (<£10) turnaround was 10 days
servicing is normally dead easy and costs very little
theres advantages to a spring in a tube!Posted 4 years ago
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