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Front Suspension Fork... rebuild or scrap?
Hey all... I have a question regarding a front fork. I got a sweet deal on a used MTB but the caveat was that the front shock is pretty much shot. I have not taken it apart, nor am I really sure what the issue is so I thought that I would seek some insight/advice before starting.
Here are the tech specs for the fork:
"Manitou Axel Elite, 13" & 15" frame - 80mm travel, 17-23" frames - 100mm travel, mag lowers, coil/MCU spring, adjustable rebound damping and preload, disc only, Cr-Mo steerer"
Here is what is does: It constantly bottoms out/is very soft, and the lockout is non-functional.
Now I am relatively new to the MTB thing, but not cycling in general; so I have some experience/knowledge behind me. That being said, let me ask you this:
1)Is it worth fixing, or should I just replace it? (what would be a good replacement?)
2)Is it a case of finding out what is wrong FIRST? Then decide on #1?
3)IF it can/should be fixed, is it difficult?
4)Could it be as simple as some o-rings?
Thank you for any and all help.