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Clunking noise for forks?

taff_94taff_94 Posts: 33
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech

I am wondering if anyone can help me with a problem i discovered half way through a bike ride yesterday.
When i compress the forks, they clunk, thinks its just my Crappy suntour forks going.
They are SR suntour xcm forks with lock out etc.

Cheers taff


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    yep, i think you summed that up correct! They are easy to pull apart and service though, and diagrams on the sr site.
  • taff_94taff_94 Posts: 33
    Haha pointless upgrading anyway until i get another bike.
    I don't trust myself with the forks so i will take it to my lbs and see what they can do.

    Out of interest what is causing my clunking noise?

  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Could be a part that has disentegrated such as a bumper, the bushings and seals may be shot. Hard to say without me seeing it really.
  • andy83andy83 Posts: 1,558
    mine has started doing this now. have just spent around £500 rebuilding bike and forks are next option. what is the likely hood this is going to cause a bad injury or will they hold out til around october??
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    They wont suddenly just fall apart. Clunks are usually a top out issue, but as above, could be one of many things.

    What fork is it Andy?
  • scally56scally56 Posts: 115
    I had a noise coming from my forks so i took it back to the LBS who eventually replaced the forks. But a few days later the noise came back, and i was like this can't be the forks. I took my wheel off, as i thought it might be something to do with that and put it on another bike. The noise started on that bike. Turned out the noise was a couple of spokes rubbing together.

    So what i'm trying to say there is check your wheels as well.
  • taff_94taff_94 Posts: 33
    Cheers buddy i will have a look at that. Unlikely to be my wheel but its worth a check i suppose.
  • andy83andy83 Posts: 1,558
    theyre the ones in my sig

    just standard ones that came with the bike. looking to get some new ones around october after holiday

    they are in a bad way, very pitted etc but as i say need to wait til i can afford new ones lol
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