Suspension front fork - lubrication

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by beanzontoast, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. My Trek 3700 has a basic, non-adjustable, non-locking (sprung?) front sus fork. I'm just wondering how to protect the polished metal part of the fork where it slides in and out of the lower part. Thinly applied grease? Or will this attract grit? And should I be doing any other maintaining of the suspension or is this a sealed unit?
  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Wipe it clean after every ride and apply a small amount of a light oil to the seal, then compress the forks to spread it. That's all.
  3. OP

    beanzontoast Guru

    South of The Peaks
    Easy as that, then! Thanks :laugh:
  4. Dr Jon

    Dr Jon New Member

    I tend to wash the fork stanchions, then dry and spray a small amount of teflon spray (gt85) on them, compress the fork a few times. Wipe off excess then run a small amount of chain lube around the seals. Compress again. It will keep them running smooth until they are serviced. My fox's have had this treatment for 2 years and have kept running amazingly well.
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