Not sure how this one slipped under the radar, but back on September 11 Rockshox announced that they now provide your first service kit for forks and shocks at no charge.
Personally, I’ve run Rockshox SID forks for the better part of a decade and have replaced the seals, wipers and internal bushings a couple of times. It should have only been once, but I totally screwed over the bushings on my first attempt and that rebuild didn’t last too long.
The service kits come with the fork/shock and include the seals and wipers, not the bushings (which I recommend you leave to a professional unless you have the very, very specific tools required to do it correctly), so it’s a fairly simply process if you’re not afraid to get a little dirty. And since it’s not like you bought closeout parts online and showed them off to your local bike shop employees (they hate that. seriously), they probably won’t mind installing them for you if you don’t want to pull your fork apart.
Full PR and list of forks and shocks covered after the break…
PRESS RELEASE: We all have one friend who is good at doing the right thing: going to the dentist, cleaning gutters, changing their oil, eating right.
The rest of us struggle to put in the effort to do these things we know we should. When it comes time to do the right thing for your suspension, RockShox is now making that easier by including the parts for your first service at no charge, a retail value ranging from $9 to $40 (USD).
Regularly serviced suspension not only lives longer, but more importantly absorbs bumps better. We recognize the importance of regular service when it comes to maintaining fork and shock performance, and we appreciate the investment you’ve made in our product. To help you have the best experience with your RockShox suspension during its life, we are providing all of the seals (dust wipers, foam rings, as well as air and oil sealing O-rings) needed to conduct your fork or air shock’s first service.
These first free service parts are available now and currently shipping with every premium aftermarket suspension product. Refer to your RockShox Users Manual or RockShox.com to see the recommended service interval for your product. Once your RockShox requires its first service, stop by your dealer to set up an appointment to get the work done. While these parts are free, your dealer’s time may not be – please check with your dealer for an estimate for your total service cost.
Premium aftermarket RockShox air shocks now including your first service parts for free:
- Monarch Plus
- Vivid Air
Premium aftermarket RockShox forks now including your first service parts for free:
- Recon Silver
- Recon Gold
• Domain Dual Crown