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Suspension coil question
#1
i have a boulder giant pedal bike

and the suspension coil is out and i dont know how to fix it

could someone please help me Smile

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#2
What is the brand and model of the fork? How old is the fork? Consumers are now pretty much forced to buy bikes with shocks, high-end rigid mountain bikes are a thing of the past ( unless you buy one from me Smile )
If you cannot service your own shock and have to purchase parts for it, i would recommend you replace the whole shock with a new one If the shock you have retails for around $150 why give the shop $100 in labor to repair the one you have. A new one would offer you the chance to raise or lower your bars to better suit your fit too.
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try to be objective and determine who reaps the benefits more, you or the shop, so if labor rates are say $55 an hour plus parts that alone would exceed the cost of most new forks in that price range. Most bikes that retail in the $1000 or under range In my view would be a candidate for replacement vs repair/overhaul. It is not out of the newbie's realm to replace a fork if they take their time, the info is out there and on this forum
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