Elfbkr50· Bikes are good
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
This may not be in the right forum, but with so much tech talk I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm 6'2'' 220lbs and ride a bunch. I live in AK but travel a few times a year to the cool destinations (Bootleg Canyon, Fruita, Moab, etc) where my 5 spot is self actualized and being used like it should be. I run a 32 Vanilla RLC, and have had the stanchions replaced more times than I can count. Well, 3 times. After the 3rd time, I realized I needed to change my oil once a month during our riding season here as per the recommendation on the user manual. I'm a slow learner I guess. Last year, stanchions survived. This year, looked good until I changed my oil yesterday and they are showing signs of wear. Left leg, like all the other times. Do I bite the bullet and buy a 36 Vanilla, or Float, and say good-bye to this weak and sad fork, or buy another set of expensive stanchions that will fade in a year even with the recommended services performed more often than recommended?