Over the last 18 months Click Suspension has taken steps to reduce transfer of air spring pressure into damper body issues by using a different main damper shaft seal compound and also incorporated pressure balance techniques in our service procedures.
The 2013-2023 FOX Float X2 can have a range of issues that may arise during the first year of use. These issues can impact the performance, durability, and overall functionality of the suspension system. Here are top FOX X2 issues that require service expertise most likely not available from your local bicycle shop:
- Air in the Oil: One of the most prevalent issues is the presence of air bubbles in the suspension oil. Air in the oil can affect the suspension’s ability to absorb impacts and result in reduced performance, inconsistent damping and loss of damping control. It is crucial to address this issue promptly to maintain optimal suspension function.
- Damaged Seals: Over time, the seals in the FOX X2 suspension system may become damaged or worn out. Damaged seals can lead to oil and air leaks, loss of damping control, and contamination of the oil with external elements. Regular inspection and replacement of seals are essential to ensure proper functionality.
- Wear and Tear: Like any mechanical component, the FOX X2 suspension system is subject to wear and tear over time. Components such as bushings, pivot points, and internal parts can experience degradation, resulting in reduced performance and potential failures. Regular servicing and inspection can help identify and address these issues before they become significant problems.
- We have also seen major part failures such as broken damper shafts, eyelets and Trunnion cracks that cause air loss.
CLICK SUSPENSION CAN HELP RESOLVE MOST OF THESE ISSUES
- Inspection: A thorough inspection is performed to identify the specific problem(s) affecting the suspension system. This may involve checking for leaks, evaluating the condition of seals and components, and assessing the overall performance.
- Servicing and Maintenance: Based on the identified issues, the suspension system is serviced and maintained accordingly. This may include bleeding the system to remove air from the oil, replacing damaged seals, addressing oil foaming, and ensuring proper lubrication and fluid cleanliness.
- Component Replacement: In some cases, worn-out or damaged components may need to be replaced to restore optimal performance. This can include replacing bushings, pivot bearings, or other internal parts as necessary.
- In some cases you might be able to have your shock repaired under the 1 year warranty through FOX. Note: They almost always require proof of purchase.
By addressing these service issues promptly and maintaining regular servicing intervals, riders can enjoy the optimal performance, durability, and reliability of their FOX X2 suspension systems.