[Tech] The “Clean” Air Spring Swap Hack

[Tech] The “Clean” Air Spring Swap Hack

Ian Collins, 03/10/2021

If you’ve ever had to perform an air spring swap on a fork that’s either new or close to it, or, if you’ve ever made a travel change and realized that you want to go back, it can be annoying (and messy) to drain fresh fork oil into a pan and throw it away. This is especially the case with Fox forks with the new-ish Grip2 damper as it uses a rather substantial 40ccs of bath oil in the damper side. The video below shows a simple and affordable way to preserve your oil  and avoid a substantial mess while doing an air spring swap.

This general technique will work on most forks – certainly Fox and RockShox, although it should be noted that if your fork has seen quite a bit of use, it’s best to just go ahead with a full lower leg service. Have any other tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments…