Suspension fork stanchion replacement & de-creaking
For a long time when you scratched your fork stanchions that was it for your entire CSU (crown, steerer, upper) on the fork, which could’ve meant anything up to a £450 (+
It’s no longer the case that if you scratch a stanchion you’ll have to replace anything more than the stanchion itself. Through our discussions with fork manufacturers, we’ve confirmed the correct way to remove and replace worn or damaged stanchions on suspension forks from Fox Suspension, Rockshox, Cane Creek and more. We use exactly the same methods that all fork manufacturers use to build their forks to carry out stanchion replacement on forks that have been damaged or scratched.
We have replaced hundreds of stanchions and steerer tubes on forks from Cane Creek, Fox Suspension and Rockshox with zero issues. In fact, we can also help with things like creaky forks. There were certain batches of Rockshox Pikes that had a terrible issue of creaking from the
What surprises a lot of customers is that you can have your stanchions replaced for a very reasonable price. It starts from £50 per stanchion replacement depending on finish and the size of the fork. No matter what fork you have it will always be cheaper to replace your stanchion than to replace the whole CSU or the fork. We can replace stanchions as part of a full service of the fork and this can save you some more money too as we aren’t duplicating
Often you’re going to need to replace your fork bushings at the same time that you replace your stanchions. If you have damaged your stanchion through lack of maintenance and this has lead to stanchion wear then your bushings (the part inside the lowers that the stanchions slide against) will have
It’s super important to make sure that your bushings are sized correctly when they’re replaced. This means that they need to be reamed to fit your stanchions properly otherwise you’re just going to end up in the same position again when you’ve been running your fork for a while. Your stanchions are going to be worn out again. We use the proper tooling to achieve the tolerances that are required to make sure that your suspension fork runs smoothly after a bushing replacement. It’s expensive but it’s the only way to be sure that you’ve achieved the fit you need.
We can replace damaged Kashima stanchions with fresh, new or absolutely perfect used stanchions that will work as good as new in your fork and we can replace cut too short steerer tubes as well. We can also replace black Rockshox stanchions on Pikes,
If you have a damaged fork stanchion or a cut too short steerer tube that you would like replaced please just get in touch on 0191 490 1416 and we can discuss the options for you.