This tip could be the best kept secret among Santa Cruz Blur, Nomad and V10 owners - Watch and learn.This tip could be the best kept secret among Santa Cruz Blur, Nomad and V10 owners - Watch and learn.
Tech Tuesday comes live from the Santa Cruz tent at the Dirt Demo outdoor expo in Bootleg Canyon. Most santa Cruz owners have a vague idea that their VPP suspension pivots can be adjusted for side play, but if asked exactly how that adjustment might be done, the default would be a blank stare. As it turns out, the angular contact bearings and collet-type axle retention system that Santa Cruz designed for its VPP suspension rarely needs attention - which means that Blur, Nomad and V10 owners rarely, if ever, need to think about their pivot bearings. Sooo, just in case you wanted to know how to adjust your VPP pivots, Santa Cruz Product Manager Josh Kissner takes us through the three-minute adjustment process. Watch and learn.Tools you'll need to get the job done right:
• One 4, 5, 6-millimeter combination Allen wrench
• One 8-millimeter Allen wrench
• Blue (non-permanent) LocTite thread locking fluid
• Light-viscosity waterproof grease
• Shop towelTip:
you may want to do this job simply to check your pivot bearings. Remember that the bearings may be perfectly adjusted, so rather than tightening them just for good measure, back the bearing tension out with the 8-millimeter Allen wrench a quarter turn and then begin the process. The 5-millimeter Allen screw you see on the outer end of the pivots is simply a locking screw, not an adjustment. Snug it up and leave it be. How to Adjust the Pivot Bearings on Santa Cruz VPP Suspension Bikes
So, that's all there is to it. Explore the vast and interesting world that is SantaCruzBikes.com, and don't forget to tell us if you got your VPP pivots running perfectly smooth, all by yourself.
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