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Changing Rockshox Coil XC30 Spring

jerryfuddjerryfudd Posts: 343
edited November 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,

I've got a set of Rockshox XC30's (2012 model *i think!* with crown adjust not remove - not sure how the 2013 differs but mine came from Wiggle a couple of weeks ago with the V-brake boss) and wondered if anyone can provide some model specific instructions on how to remove and identify which coil spring I have on the basis that I'm probably going to replace it with one of these as the current one is sloppy to say the least....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006KV664M/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1/279-8518439-9771453

The image there looks as though it could be quite informative - except its too small to see :x

I did see a quick YouTube vid on removal for a different set of forks but not sure if its different on the XC30 as its got the crown preload adjust and lockout so not even sure which crown id have to remove to get at it :oops:

thanks

Dan

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Tech docs on RS website?
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  • cooldad wrote:
    Tech docs on RS website?

    lead the way :) ....i took a look but couldnt see it, i found the coil spring chart and a service guide for XC32 which isn't a coil spring.

    Dan
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    jerryfudd wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Tech docs on RS website?

    lead the way :) ....i took a look but couldnt see it, i found the coil spring chart and a service guide for XC32 which isn't a coil spring.

    Dan
    it looks very similar to my recons where the spring and springshaft are a unit, so you will need to remove the lowerlegs as well as the preload adjust parts to change the spring
      a break down of all forks are here...
    http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/AKEpK ... ev_a_0.pdf
        and if i'm right and it is the same method to change springs as my recons, this may help/give you an idea about how to change it...
      http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/Vhmhg ... manual.pdf
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    • chez_m356 wrote:
      jerryfudd wrote:
      cooldad wrote:
      Tech docs on RS website?

      lead the way :) ....i took a look but couldnt see it, i found the coil spring chart and a service guide for XC32 which isn't a coil spring.

      Dan
      it looks very similar to my recons where the spring and springshaft are a unit, so you will need to remove the lowerlegs as well as the preload adjust parts to change the spring
        a break down of all forks are here...
      http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/AKEpK ... ev_a_0.pdf
          and if i'm right and it is the same method to change springs as my recons, this may help/give you an idea about how to change it...
        http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/Vhmhg ... manual.pdf

        thanks..... well thats more of a pain in the censored than I was hoping for :)

        ironically I have the recon silver on my other bike but the 'SL' model - anyone know what the SL is for or how its different?

        Dan
      • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
        jerryfudd wrote:

        thanks..... well thats more of a pain in the censored than I was hoping for :)

        ironically I have the recon silver on my other bike but the 'SL' model - anyone know what the SL is for or how its different?

        Dan
        Sports Level apparently viewtopic.php?p=16597616
        Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 10- CANYON Nerve AM 6 2011
      • chez_m356 wrote:
        jerryfudd wrote:

        thanks..... well thats more of a pain in the censored than I was hoping for :)

        ironically I have the recon silver on my other bike but the 'SL' model - anyone know what the SL is for or how its different?

        Dan
        Sports Level apparently viewtopic.php?p=16597616

        ...thanks for that, basically confirmed what i always thought :|
        Dan_xz wrote:
        SL means Sport Level.

        These days it's used on lower spec versions of the models. Kind of annoying if you;re buying used forks as you really need to research the year to really know what level you're getting

        mine came bundled with 2011 Rockhopper Comp SL although never had an issue with them and happy with the performance..... bought some XC30's for my 'commuter' (and occasional knock around trail) expecting somewhere near the same preload and performance and everytime its not on lockout i feel like the ground is sucking me in as i go bobbing up and down :shock:

        (im 90kg btw).

        Dan
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