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does anyone have any (good) experience with shops in or around SF servicing rock shox forks? when I had my pike serviced in the past the shops I've taken it to have sent it back to sram or the company they outsource to and it takes weeks for it to come back.

my fork is leaking oil from the compression/floodgate knob and probably needs new seals/o-rings, or I suppose the motion control damper may need to be replaced. but I can't deal with having no bike for weeks right now. my understanding is that they are pretty easy to service. if I had tools and a workstand and someone to help me through the process I'd give it a go myself--any takers??? short of that, any recommendations for a shop that is familiar with and routinely services rock shox forks would be appreciated.
 

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Yo Matt!

Passion Trail Bikes should be able to hook you up, quick drive from SF (no toll) and awesome mechanics.
 

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hardboiled said:
does anyone have any (good) experience with shops in or around SF servicing rock shox forks? when I had my pike serviced in the past the shops I've taken it to have sent it back to sram or the company they outsource to and it takes weeks for it to come back.

my fork is leaking oil from the compression/floodgate knob and probably needs new seals/o-rings, or I suppose the motion control damper may need to be replaced. but I can't deal with having no bike for weeks right now. my understanding is that they are pretty easy to service. if I had tools and a workstand and someone to help me through the process I'd give it a go myself--any takers??? short of that, any recommendations for a shop that is familiar with and routinely services rock shox forks would be appreciated.
If you can get the ring kit or whatever else you need, the PIKE has got to be the easiest fork I've ever worked on. I've completely ripped my apart no less than 10 times. All you need is a stand, bucket, metric allen wrench set, snap ring pliers, 24mm socket, and oil. The RS manual does a good job of showing the process.
Have a search through the Shocks and Suspension forum, there are plenty of threads asking how to service the PIKE.

BTW, all 3 of my RS forks leak oil from that area. I just wipe it off and go about my day. But if yours is leaking a bunch of oil it should be serviced.
 

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cool, thanks for the recs guys. Passion has a 3 week queue for service but Mike's in SF can handle it. a quick phone call and, voila, a new damper is on the way from Rock Shox gratis. sweet.
 

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Sweet! I had the exact same problem with my Rock Shox. Thankfully, the shop I bought it at, Calmar, treats me well and rebuilt it under the 2 year warrenty in just a couple days.
 
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