Aiden Lefmann on eliminating suspension knocks

Big Cheese at Cyclinic

“Shock eyelet bushings will wear out over time, and can lead to nasty knocks or a 'loose bearing like' feeling coming from the rear end of the bike. It can even be felt through the headset in many cases. They're cheap, easy to change, and are used by all the big brands, Replace them every 6-12 months of use, keeping them clean and dry, and have a few spares on hand. Fox uses a clip-in style polymer bush, and RockShox and most other brands use a press in teflon coated type. Basic tools can allow you to change them without even removing the shock from the bike.”