Suspension Forks are a key part of the vast majority of mountain bikes, including both hardtail and full suspension bikes. It’s important therefore to keep suspension forks in great condition, understanding the simple yet effective methods of maintaining suspension forks, ensuring longevity, reliability and performance.
The most important part of maintaining suspension forks, is ensuring that the fork itself remains lubricated. This means ensuring that there is enough lubrication within the fork, which not only assists the free movement of the working parts, but also ensures that dirt does not enter the fork itself. The reason for lubrication is to protect the many seals within the suspension fork.
Seals within a suspension fork include an external dust seal, as well as an additional oil seal, or foam ring within the fork. The foam ring protects the fork in a couple of different ways, firstly it collects any particles of dust and dirt which can get in the fork, secondly - it ensures that lubrication remains within the fork. To keep these seals working well, it’s essential they are kept well lubricated.
At Westbrook Cycles, we supply what we believe to be the very best in fork grease and lubrication - products supplied by Buzzy’s. We join a range of other businesses in recommending Buzzy’s including RockShox, Fox Racing, White Brothers and X-Fusion Shox. We are also fortunate enough to be one of only a handful of retailers representing Buzzy’s in the UK.
After extensive in house testing, we have found the Buzzy’s range of fork grease to provide unparalleled performance in lubricating bike forks. Using technology originally developed to lubricate motorcycle suspension systems, Buzzy’s fork grease prevents rust and corrosion, and is waterproof and washout resistant. Essentially, Buzzy’s keeps things moving and working as they should, regardless of the type of riding carried out.
Their Slick Honey products are available in tubes and in syringes for ease of application. You can find the full range above, and as always - get in touch if you have any questions at all.