Fork Help

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by dixie, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. dixie

    dixie Guest

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    I have a SR-Suntour xct that came stock with my bike. When ever I ride, I get black stuff all over the stanchions. Anybody else encounter this problem and have a quick fix?
     
  2. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    If the fork is new, it could be normal. The seals are often coated with a grease that will rub off on the stanchions as you ride. If it's got some miles on it, it may be leaking oil and be in need of new seals.
     

  3. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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    If it is a lot of oil/grease you should probably be concerned but if it is just a light coating its probably nothing to worry about. If in doubt, get your LBS to check it out sometime. They would probably look at it for free if they are a decent shop.
     
  4. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    My forks do the same thing: it's just grease.