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Fox Rear Shock Top Eyelet Bush

MGDriverMGDriver Posts: 38
edited April 2015 in MTB workshop & tech
My Giant Trance X has eaten through two Top Eyelet Bushes in the last 6 months, and this will be the third time I've fitted a new one in the last 12 months. Each time I've replaced the assembly with a Heavy Duty Mount Kit from TF Tuned, which does have a rubber seal, but they still seem to allow fine grit into the assembly and cause wear on the aluminium bush, result; knocking suspension.
Does anyone else experience a high failure rate on this bush on the Trance, and can anyone recommend another source for a hard wearing replacement?

Giant Trance X2 - 2013
Giant Trance X3 - 2012 - Stolen :(
Cannondale Trail SL6 - 2010


  • chuase05chuase05 Posts: 23
    It's a common thing on all the giant bikes that's run the maestro linkage, as it's always active I always replace with the fox low friction bush lasts twice as long.
    The new frames have a bearing in the linkage to prevent the bush wearing out as quick which seems to have worked on my 2014 trance.
    Dmr Transition 26"
    Giant Anthem 27.5 SX
    Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1
    Cannondale Chase
  • MGDriverMGDriver Posts: 38
    I've bought the Low Friction kit from Fox via Mojo, I'll see how long I can make that last, cheaper than the TF Tuned kit as well.
    It sounds like Giant have realised there is a weakness in this area of the Maestro suspension with mods to the 2014+ frame.
    Giant Trance X2 - 2013
    Giant Trance X3 - 2012 - Stolen :(
    Cannondale Trail SL6 - 2010
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