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Old 04-18-09, 09:07 PM   #1
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New Wahoo front suspension issue

I have about 40 miles on this bike total and have been riding on bike paths mostly.

I have been riding with the front suspension stiff for about 99% of the time (nothing more than playing around with the thing).

I haven't messed with the suspension since day one but today I can't seem to get the thing to loosen up.

I turn the switch to make the suspension loose and it doesn't work, the blue switch just slips on the gear that it is trying to turn. I can feel the switch *tick* when I turn it like something is jammed in the thing. But I have no idea how to go about fixing the issue .

Any help or info would be appreciated.

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Old 04-18-09, 09:26 PM   #2
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Take it back to the bike shop you bought it from? Entry level forks don't offer a lot of adjustment, but too stiff is too stiff. They may be able to get a softer spring.
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Old 04-18-09, 09:36 PM   #3
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Take it back to the bike shop you bought it from? Entry level forks don't offer a lot of adjustment, but too stiff is too stiff. They may be able to get a softer spring.
Well it won't function at all. The little switch won't loosen up the suspension at all. I turn the switch and nothing will happen. It just stays stiff.
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Old 04-18-09, 09:48 PM   #4
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OK did you buy it new? If so Take it to the shop and tell them it not right. If you bought it second hand, I still recommend letting your local shop look at it.
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Old 04-19-09, 12:00 PM   #5
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yeah I bought it new.

I have only had it for like 3 weeks.

I really hope they don't charge me a ton to fix it .
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Old 04-19-09, 12:18 PM   #6
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They should not charge you a dime!! If bought brand new, they come with a 1 year warranty. The only reason for them to give you a problem is if you took it off a 10 ft drop, or lit the bike on fire. I just got back from a shop I deal with, bought a stem for one of my bikes that is giving me problems. Its getting replaced for free.
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You are talking about the lever on the right tube? Turn it toward the front. I think you are and it sounds like it is broken to me from what you are saying and like someone else said , take it back to the LBS and they will fix it for FREE. It is a brand new bike and under warranty
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