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Is there anyone who does some freeride & DH riding at winter times also ? (meaning subzero temperatures) I was just wondering if it is significantly worse for the bike, like for the oil and dust seals of front and rear suspension and for the hydraulic brakes?
 

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Yeah, extreme low temps hardens up seals, and makes them more prone to blow, eg air shocks/forks.

I've had hayes hfx9 blow out on me in -20ish degC (ie all the fluid got pumped out past the master cylinder seal in the lever), then when I got home and filed/bled them they were fine.

Friends have had air shocks fail.

This is well below zero though!

Note that rebound compression circuits become super slow in cold weather too!

We just had a decent snow fall so "hero" conditions are likely done for the year...

(hero = light dusting of snow and frozen dirt = super fast grippy riding)
 
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