Garage Files: How To Install A Suspension Fork
How to install a suspension fork
This year we have seen new and updated suspension forks from some of our sport’s top manufacturers claiming to increase your bike’s off-road performance. If you decided to order one of these new forks for your ride, you’ll have to go through a few steps to get it ready to ride. Here’s our step-by-step guide for installing an out-of-the-box suspension fork.
- Allen wrenches or T-handles
- Flathead screwdriver
- Sharpie pen
- Pipe cutter or saw and vice
- Star nut tool
- Rubber mallet
- Torque wrench
Step 4: The new fork will need a crown race installed before being placed on your bike. This is often a part that needs to be purchased separately. Slide the crown race over the steer tube and use a flathead screwdriver and a rubber mallet to gently tap it in place. Make sure it sits flat and doesn’t have a gap between the crown race and the fork’s upper crown.