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black stuff on fork

mmmcheesemmmcheese Posts: 52
edited August 2013 in MTB beginners

I have a Voodoo Bizango 29er with Suntour Raidon LO 29 fork and im getting black marks on the forks every time I ride. Is this normal?



  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    If its just censored getting pushed up by the dust seals then it is normal. You need to be giving the stanchions a wipe over with soapy water at the end of each ride to prevent any grime from marking the stanchions. I give mine a wipe over with Fork Juice too afterwards.
  • I always clean it off after every ride. thanks for the help
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    I have the same bike, same marks on stanchions too.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

    Giant Trance
    Radon ZR 27.5 Race
    Btwin Alur700
    Merida CX500
  • This happens quite frequently, so it's not that unusual. Just clean it off after every ride - should prevent any unpleasant accidents.
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