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Bike of the Month & Motatapu/Karapoti Post-race Bike Checks
Service for Easter
As well as all the usual suspects, we service all the tricky and downright bizarre, including:
|Mag 21||Fox Micro Brain shocks|
|Specialized Futureshock Brain forks||RS Brain forks|
|Specialized AFR Brain rear shocks||Stratos rear shocks|
|Specialized AFR non-brain shocks||5th Element rear shocks|
|Fox Brain shocks||Pace RC36 Forks|
Otago Anniversary Day & Easter
Shockcraft is closed for Otago Anniversary Day on Monday 21st March and for Easter from Friday 25th to Monday 28th. We'd love to be open but our couriers don't operate on these days.
Bike of the Month - March 2016
Motatapu & Karapoti Post-race Bike Checks
Check - use your fingers
Remove cranks and wheels from the frame and see how well the bearings turn by hand. For cranks check the non-drive bearing carefully; water often enters along the crank splines on this side. Check the plastic top-hats aren't turning nicely inside a seized bearing.
Mitigation - dry it out
If you suspect forks have water ingress, drain the oil and take a look. Water will show as heavy bubbles which don't mix on the bottom of the oil container or if well mixed a milky-white emulsion. Forks need dried completely if any moisture is present, then reassemble with new fluids, new seals and check the stanchions carefully for any damage which can let water in, oil out or damage the seals. If you need help with fork service contact us.
To add extra grease to a hub or bottom bracket cartridge bearing you need to flick the seals out on one side only, add grease until it's level with the seal and reinstall the seal. Do this to one side only or you'll have too much grease. 50% fill is the maximum for continuous rotation.
For a headset or bottom bracket bearing you can do both sides. Get as much grease in as possible.
Flux Capacitor Grease - ultra low viscosity for the fastest rolling bearings.
Lightning Grease - sensible low viscosity for low rolling resistance with higher grease fills.
Monkey Grease - a good all round bearing grease.
Eel Bearing Grease - The thickest and tackiest bearing grease we've got. Perfect for headset and suspension bearings.
Shockcraft can CNC Machine drainage channels (Storm Drains) into all of our bottom bracket cups. These allow any moisture which enters the bottom bracket along the crank axle to safely drain away regardless of the orientation of the bike. As a result bearing life is greatly improved. Take a look inside the cups and centre-sleeve, if you see any rust coloured pools or "high-tide" marks on the bearings then you need storm drains.
Combining CNC Storm Drains with Stainless Steel bearings leads to a 12 month unconditional bearing warranty.
Faux Flo V2 Kit
Pricing to be confirmed.
The new all-mountain shock from Manitou with the best damping you've ever ridden is distributed by Shockcraft.
165 x 38 mm,
190 x 50 mm,
200 x 56 mm &
216 x 63 mm
all in stock right now