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Fixing RockShox Quadra 21R Forks – Elastomers Replaced With Wood Dowels

I bought this Klein Pulse-Comp mountain bike at a garage sale and got a great deal. The Rock Shox 21R Shocks weren’t frozen, but barely moved. When I went to overhaul them, I found that someone had replaced the elastomers inside with wooden dowels. What the heck? The forks seemed to be in good shape …Read more »

RockShox Judy XC Shocks/Forks Service – Disassembly/Clean/Lube/Assembly

I show how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, replace the oil/suspension fluid and re-assemble RockShox Judy XC forks. This maintenance is recommended every year or 100 hours of riding. The docs say to use “RockShox Extra Light Weight Oil” but don’t really specify what that is. I used 5W oil. But I could have maybe used …Read more »

RockShox Quadra 21R Shocks/Forks Service – Disassembly/Clean/Lube/Assembly

I tear down, clean, lubricate some RockShox Quadra 21R shocks. They were working fine, but had almost no lubrication at all. General maintenance. If the elastomers had been bad, I could have replaced them using a rebuild kit. Another company makes springs to replace the elastomers. But the elastomers in these shocks were okay. I …Read more »

Judy Butter Vs SRAM Butter

In some of RockShox overhaul videos I recommended Judy Butter. But SRAM acquired RockShox and Judy Butter was replaced with SRAM Butter. But it’s different. SRAM Butter is made by Slickoleum.

Replacing Forks/Shocks On Mountain Bike

I replace the trashed front shocks on a Trek 820 mountain bike. The RST 191 CS shocks were seized when I bought the bike. I took them apart and tried to repair them, but they were beyond repair. So I bought some new(used) SR Suntour M3030 shocks on ebay.These are threadless forks.