It’s great to see a lot of riders jump onto Mountain Bikes nowadays. A very versatile bike option – people use it for riding trails, for commuting to work, for long distance road rides (!!!) and for the occasional ride around town.

While basic service and upkeep is absolutely necessary, all mountain bikes worth their salt have a basic to advanced suspension systems which require regular maintenance to ensure the ride quality is awesome, the rider is safe and to prevent wear of expensive suspension components.

Here are 4 videos that explain the basics of bicycle suspension, regular service options that need to be performed and some simle DIY tips for you to take care of your suspension at home.

Our mechanics might look a tad threatening and thug-gy – but these are 4 quick and informative videos that are a must see for every mountain biker to understand the basics of bicycle suspensions.


Video talks about

  • What is a suspension?
  • Types of suspension
  • Different Suspension for Different Disciplines


Video talks about

  • Front fork anatomy
  • Rear shock anatomy
  • Suspension Adjustment and Function Options


Video talks about

  • Why service your suspension
  • What happenes when you service my forks?
  • What happens when you service my rear suspension?


Video shares basic Suspension maintenance tips.

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Rupert Fernandes

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING While I am a recent cycling convert, I am a die-hard one for life! I love the Specialized brand and have a beautiful Specialized tattoo on my left leg. I've completed some of the toughest and most scenic off-road trails in the country - Manali Leh and Spiti Valley - on my Specialized Rockhopper and also completed the Super Randonneur series as soon as I got my Specialized Tarmac. My focus is road riding and to ultimately qualify for the Race Across America. I am a Bike Specialist at BUMSONTHESADDLE - ensuring riders have access to correct product, assisting them with fit and sizing and leading road rides and spreading my passion for Road Biking. DISCIPLINE: Road Biking CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Tarmac and Specialized Rockhopper DREAM BIKE: S-WORKS Tarmac OTHER PASSIONS: Football - fan of Manchester United, Bike Packing and Travelling and exploring new places with my girlfriend

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