Mojo prices….kashima coating!
A Rock Shox CSU retails for £320, unless you need a carbon one from a SID/Rev WC, in which case it’s £550. That’s parts only, add your service cost on top.
£300 is a comparative bargain. They did a discount rate a few years ago, a bit of a stantion amnesty, think it was £250 for the service and Kashima CSU, got mine done, they also did all the decals and fitted a brand new lockout lever (I’d broken the old one) for the price. Seems fair to me.Posted 3 years agoDT78Member
So my fox forks are starting to wheeze and sound like they could do with a service. Probably in the region of £100 I think, quite fancy some of that funky gold coating. How much? Wrong side of £300.
I opened and closed the price list a couple of times to make sure I wasn’t being dumb…. It can’t be that much surely? For that sort of £ you’d be better off selling your 1 year old forks and buying new in the sales
I take it mojo have a monopoly on coating the stanchions so no one else I could look at?
Does kashima coating make that much difference?!Posted 3 years agohot_fiatSubscribercookeaaSubscriber
So basically the “Kashima Coating” is a three stage, Hard anodizing and molybdenum disulphide impregnation/deposition process…
Part of me is wondering if there aren’t a few “Poor man’s” alternatives, obviously there’s silicone fork sprays for short term slideyness, but obviously its the MoS2 that does the business
Rocol do a few different MoS2 impregnated lubricant products, sprays, greases and pastes…
Has anyone tried soaking a foam or felt ring in MoS2 oil and putting it in the inter-space between the wiper and oil seals? or just filling that void with a MoS2 loaded grease?
What about MoS2 additives for fork oil?
I can’t imagine the motorbike boys haven’t looked at all this stuff before… Anyone know?Posted 3 years agoLoCoMember
The low friction seals and new lower oil make alot of difference with or without the kashima coating, we’re a bit cheaper with kashima stantion replacement, the thing is that if it’s a £800 fork and the csu needs replacing the Kashima option is only a few £ more than the ‘standard’ coating.Posted 3 years ago
If it’s a set of 2008 something or others that need doing at £299 ish then yes a brand new, warrantied fork may make more sence and the performance will probably be better than an older O/B damper carted. fork too.nemesisSubscriber
ahwiles – Member
it does amuse me a little, that we’ll gladly hand over cash for ‘low friction’ fork stanchions, when damping is one of the key characteristics of suspension forks.
It’s not really a direct comparison though is it? Damping is speed sensitive and there to control the movement of the fork beyond that which the spring does. When a fork is twisted and or under load, the lack of friction will certainly be noticeable in how the fork performs though whether that has a real world performance benefit for most and whether Kashima is really any better is questionable.
To put it another way, how do you reckon a fork with no damping but really bad stiction (as an alternative to damping) would feel to ride?Posted 3 years agomikemountainbikeMember
Im setting up a business specialising in stanchion replacement, fork refurbishment and service. its possible to press stanchions out and in again, just like a press fit bottom bracket.
Just finished a full refurbishment of a fox 140R see link below.Posted 3 years ago
havent finalised prices but keen to get a few more units out being tested.
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