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Old 05-19-06, 10:44 AM
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RockShox Boxxer Ride Noise

I just bought my new bike and the front shock is a Rock Shox Boxxer Ride 2006. Everytime the shock compresses there is this horrible rubbing sound. I don't now if you are suppose to grease the stancion tubes or not. The manual doesn't really tell you about that. So, if anyone know what is going on that would be wonderful.
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Old 05-19-06, 10:47 AM
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If the bike is brand new then take it into the shop and have them look at it. You shouldn't be having loud noises coming from it. Also, it should not be necessary to grease the outside of a shock.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
If the bike is brand new then take it into the shop and have them look at it. You shouldn't be having loud noises coming from it. Also, it should not be necessary to grease the outside of a shock.

it might be just breaking in, and some people do soak their stanchions in oil for better travel
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Old 05-19-06, 11:24 AM
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I guess I just have higher expectations out of a $720 fork. I think that it should function properly when new. I don't consider having a "horrible rubbing noise" as being part of a break in process. I also don't think you should have to oil the stanchions on it. I've never had to on any of the forks I have owned.
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
it might be just breaking in, and some people do soak their stanchions in oil for better travel
Rubbing isn't breaking in. Go get the fork looked at.
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I think they are built by spider monkeys in a factory in Borneo. You may have one caught in there.
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