There are many myths associated with the service of Fox suspension forks. Often you read that if you delve into the inner workings of the forks you will no longer be covered by a warranty! This is utter Nonsense! Forks need attention and according to Fox they are glad if everybody with the confidence to service their own fork, does it. It is very important that the fork get’s serviced regularly!
To this end, Fox recommends a service period every 30-hours of riding. Because Fox is a global company, and their products have to prove themselves all over the world, they have opted for this conservative service interval
We will now talk you through a basic lower leg service, often all that is needed to get your fork running sweet again. It is up to the rider, if he would like to replace the dust seals every service or only when they are damaged.
Fox sells the special tools that are needed for the maintenance of the fork on there website. However, for this basic service you can manage just fine with some regular tools.
2 mm Allen Key
10 and 15 mm sockets plus ratchet, ideally a torque wrench
FOX Suspension Fluid 10 WT green
Possible Dust Wiper Set
Possible Fox Leg Seal Driver Tool
Special Tool to protect the rebound adjuster / Or you can make do with a bit driver from a power tool
Words: Christoph Bayer / Trevor Worsey Picutres: Christoph Bayer