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FAQS

Answers to Your Burning Questions

FAQ: FAQ

HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST?

Generally speaking it is hard to estimate cost without seeing a component and inspecting it.  Below is an average estimate of total cost. 40 hours is a worst case scenario. So that is an estimate on the higher end. Parts replaced are always as needed and on inspection. So even these estimates could be incorrect. Here's some general guidelines.

Revalve on a bike with >40 hours

Labor forks $200

Labor Shock $200

Springs $260

Oil Seals $25

Dust Seals $30

Piston Bushings $25

Slide Bushings $25

Fork Oil $25

Shock Oil $15

Shock Oil Seal $15

Shock Shaft Bushing $10

Shock Bladder $20

Total $850

Revalve on bike >10 hours and recommended rider weight.

Labor Forks $200

Labor Shock $200

Oil Seals $25

Shock Oil seal $15

Fork Oil $25

Shock oil $15

Total $480

Rebuild on a bike with >40 hours 

Forks 

Labor $120

Oil Seals $25

Dust Seals $30

Piston Bushings $25

Slide Bushings $25

Fork Oil $25

Fork Total $250

Shock

Labor $100

Oil Seal $15

Dust seal $15

Shock Shaft Bushing $10

Shock Piston Band/Orings $20

Shock Bottoming Bumper $20

Shock Bladder $20

Shock Oil $15

Shock total $215

Grand total $465

Rebuild on a bike with >15 hours

Forks

Labor $120

Fork Oil Seals $25

Fork Dust Seals $30

Fork Oil $25

Total $200

Shock

Labor $100

Oil Seal $15

Shock Shaft Bushing $10

Shock oil $15

Total $140

Grand Total $340

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED SPRINGS?

The basic guidelines for bikes is as follows

65cc (60-80lbs)

85 cc (80-100lbs)

125cc (130-150)

250cc (140-160)

450cc (160-180)

If the rider is above or below any of these weights you will generally need springs. Different makes and models of bikes may or may not fall under that criteria. 

IS THERE A GUARANTEE

Yes. All work has a satisfaction guarantee. If the rider does not like the suspension after he receives it, then 2 changes/revalves will be free until said rider is happy with the performance. 

All mechanical work is guaranteed for 30 days. If anything fails it will be fixed for free unless damage from a crash or extreme use is detected. Extreme use being mud race with standing water/water in the suspension. Damage to a fork tube from a crash or another rider will not be covered either.

DO I NEED TO HAVE MY SUSPENSION REVALVED?

Realistically only you can answer this question. If you are perfectly happy with the suspension performance, are within the guidelines of recommended weight then it may not be needed. If a rider approaches us for suspension work, and doesn't have any complaints, but thinks it can be better, changes will be made upon a consensus of riders who have ridden the bike and what changes they requested.

ARE COATINGS WORTH IT?

A question that is difficult to answer. If your suspension is stock, you are unhappy with the performance, but just want the coatings for looks, then that's up to you. It will not suddenly make you happy with the bikes performance. However, if you like your bike, and you are looking for a little competitive advantage then yes, you will notice a difference.  Forks will feel smoother and more fluid, with increased durability.

DO YOU SPONSOR RIDERS?

Sometimes. Riders can send resumes to our email sales@activeridesuspension.com however spots are extremely limited. The current business model for other companies is to overcharge retail customers, while offering a discount to all racers, in order to keep costs down we generally do not operate in this fashion. We much rather help some riders a lot and making the work less expensive for everyone. 

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