One of the best things you can do
for your bike this winter
We've teamed up with the team at Traction Works to provide a unique service package that overhauls some over the most important moving components on your bike: fork, shock, and suspension pivot bearings. Easily overlooked, servicing these components makes a dramatic difference in the ride quality and lifespan of your bike. By replacing frame bearings and giving your suspension a thorough refresh, you're essentially breathing new life into your bike. Increased suspension performance, small bump sensitivity, traction, and extending the lifespan of your bike are all key benefits of addressing these three components that work together in synchrony.
Keep scrolling for a detailed explanation of what goes into the Winter Service Special and why it's one of the best things you can do for your bike this winter.
No Stone Unturned
Our service techs begin with what can be considered a spa treatment for the unsung heroes of your frame. A comprehensive deep dive and cleaning of frame, pivots, linkages, and pivot hardware. Areas that never see the light of day while riding can inevitably have dirt and moisture creep into them. Left unchecked, that dirt can lead to premature wear of your bearings, linkages, and frame. This is the first thing addressed in this package, up next is replacing pivot bearings.
Out with the old, in with the new. We’ll replace pivot bearings (linkage, frame, or both) with fresh bearings. This process involves pressing out and recycling old bearings, then pressing in fresh bearings.
Grease, Tighten, Repeat
After bearings get nestled in their new homes, frame reassembly entails greasing all pivot hardware with waterproof grease. After some TLC, we’ll torque all pivot hardware to the manufacturer’s specification, ensuring that everything is tight and ready for more trail time.
A full Rebuild
Up next suspension receives the royal treatment. Traction Works dives into the fork and shock to give it what manufacturers consider a ‘125 hour’ service. This goes far beyond the basic ‘lower leg’ and ‘air can’ service that is common - instead the suspension techs fully disassemble both suspension components to ensure everything is working as it should.
Looking towards the front end of the bike, the fork receives a full refresh. We tackle the usual. Cleaning the fork inside and out, fresh dust seals and fresh suspension oil. But suspension techs take it a step further with the 125 hour service by opening up both the damper and air spring and give both a full rebuild, replacing wear and tear parts like seals, o-rings, glide surfaces, etc in the process.
Shocks also receive a complete disassembly, inspection, and service. All o-rings and dynamic seals get replaced. Any parts that have seen wear get replaced as well. Traction Works goes above and beyond with shock service when it comes to attention to detail.
Their version of a factory service dives deeper into the shock than most service centers (or even some manufacturer service centers) to make sure nothing gets overlooked. Service techs ensure that every aspect of the shock is in proper working order. Upon reassembly, all shocks are vacuum bled and receive a nitrogen charge.
About Traction Works
Traction Works is the PNW's premier suspension service center specializing in servicing and tuning forks, shocks, and dropper posts. This factory level service center is brought to you by a team of passionate riders that service over 1000 suspension components a year, with over 20 years of experience servicing and tuning suspension.
They're experience and expertise prompts the question, why take your bike and & suspension elsewhere for service?
Learn more about Traction Works
125 hour suspension service + Pivot Bearing Overhaul
Winter Service Special - $355
(plus cost of pivot bearings for your specific frame)
When you break it down, there's a lot that goes into the Winter Service Special and now that fall and winter is settling in, it’s prime time to take advantage of a little extra downtime and give you bike some extra (and possibly needed) love. For the price of essentially a fork and shock service, having fresh pivot bearings installed is quite the bonus. We promise, after this service, your bike will thank you.
Special ends February 15th