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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm going to check out a 2011 Stumpjumper Comp I found on Creig's List I've been reading reviews of the Rockshock Revelation RL, some guy said it only lasted him 6 mounts so I was wondering what should I be checking for. Especially the shock & Fork.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Kinda of a crap shoot. There are a few things you can ask.

1. When was the last time the fork and shock were serviced. Ask for receipts and/or where it was serviced. Then check with the shop to confirm.
2. Turn the rebound knob all the way to one end. It should be super fast or super slow depending on which way you turned it. If it isn't super fast or super slow, you have a damper issue.
3. Turn compression knob all the way to one side. It should be locked out. Turn the other way, it should feel soft a squishy.
4. If there's oil anywhere on the fork leg, that means that there was likely a blown seal that they are trying hide.

Hope that helps

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

For a bike that age, you should probably just plan on having the fork and shock serviced in the next few months to a year. Also look for any scratches on the stantions. Watch for creaky suspension. Ride the bike around and shift it through all of the gear combinations. The wheels should be relatively true.

You can also ask the seller to meet you at a shop and have a mechanic give it a once-over. It may cost you few bucks but will give you a better idea of anything that needs to be fixed/replaced.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

Surely I'm not the only one that does their own shock and fork rebuilds. There may not be service receipts for anything. I do ALL my own (and Tracey's) bike maintenance.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks guys I wish we had a like button good ideas.
 
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