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Front fork rocking left to right

Greetings!

My sister told me that her front suspension fork is rocking from side to side and when I checked it out the fork has quite a bit of side to side movement where the stanchions enter lowers. Does anyone know what is the cause of this movement and how to fix it.

Thanks

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,654
    What forks are they?
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • Sounds to me like cheap Suntours,that's one of the reasons I replaced with RS.
  • JBA said:

    What forks are they?

    It's an SR Suntour SR m3030 on a 2015 trek marlin 5
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,654
    edited 22 November
    They are just cheap forks. They are only £40 new. That’s cheaper than a decent set of rigid forks.
    I’d consider buying a good suitable second hand fork and swapping them over.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • reaperactualreaperactual Posts: 620
    edited 23 November
    There was a recall for a certain batch of the M3030 forks in the USA and Canada around 2015 for a defect where the front wheel came off and some reportedly 'minor injuries' caused.

    Another good reason to ditch them for something better.
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