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Rear shock removal guide
These instructions guide you through the process of removing the rear shock from your bike. Please note, that this is only a guide – frames, suspension systems and shocks can vary from bike to bike.
If in doubt we recommend you visit your local Evans Cycles store to have your shock professionally removed.
Step 1:
Undo the lower shock mount bolt. Before removing this bolt support the rear of the bike to prevent it dropping and potentially damaging the frame and or any cables or hydraulic hoses. DO NOT allow the rear of the bike to hang suspended by any cables or hoses. If you’re removing the shock with the bike on the floor beware of the rear of the bike swinging up and making contact with the frame, or your fingers! Note the orientation of any bolts, nuts and spacers. Retain these for re-fitting.
Tip: On many bikes placing a piece of card between the swingarm and the bottom bracket shell will prevent these parts touching and causing damage.
Step 2:
Undo the upper shock mount. Removing this should enable the removal of the shock. Again note the orientation of any bolts, nuts and spacers. Retain these for re-fitting.
Tip: If the bike is to be stored on the floor stuff a rag between the frame and the rear triangle / swingarm to prevent damage.
Do not send the shock mounting bolts, nuts, spacers etc. We only need your shock to carry out the service.
To re-fit your shock follow the removal procedure in reverse. Make sure you follow the manufacturers' torque recommendations on all fasteners.
This information is intended as a guide only. Evans Cycles cannot be held responsible in any way for any injury, loss or damage caused as a result of the content of this guide. Users of this guide take full responsibility for any work they perform. We advise that you use the proper tools and equipment when undertaking this work. Do not perform procedures beyond you level of experience, aptitude, training and comfort level. A poorly maintained or improperly serviced bicycle can increase the risk of serious injury or death. If in any doubt concerning the procedure then please consult an experienced cycle mechanic.


This story was last updated on 26/03/2014

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