Basic Mountain Bike Air Shock Service

Published on July 28th 2018


We rely upon our mountain bike suspension and shocks every ride to smooth out the trails and absorb the impact of jumps and drops. Basically we take it for granted, so here is how to do a basic service of your MTB air shock, and not only make them last longer, work better, but also understand how to tune them to your particular requirements. Subscribe: The GMBN Shop: It doesn't matter which brand of air shock you've got, the principles are the same. Performing this straightforward and easy piece of maintenance regularly will increase the longevity of your shocks and improve your mountain biking enjoyment. There are many telltale signs that a shock requires as service. Scratches, discolouration, gunk around the seals and odd noises all indicate that you should carry out this easy service, and will allow you to inspect the shock for any further problems. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 More GMBN Tech videos... 📹 Service Your MTB Forks | 📹 MTB Fit Clinic | Submit your content here: Brought to you by the world’s largest mountain bike channel, the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), GMBN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that help fuel your rides. Our mission is to help you discover, dial-in and get the best from the latest cutting edge bikes and technology available. With news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GMBN Tech Show wrapping up and showcasing the week’s biggest tech stories, and more besides, if it’s off-road tech, it’s in. Every week, of every month we seek out, showcase, and ride the newest gear and innovations from across the globe in an authoritative, inspiring and entertaining way to help you get the best from your rides. And when we’re not riding, we get geeky in an accessible, easy-to-understand way about forks. And shocks. And more to help you setup and maintain your bikes perfectly. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on mountain biking tech. Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -