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Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 19:06 Quote
Trying to buy a service kit for a rockshox boxxer rc 2014, off a scott gambler 30 2015. I have 2 options, both of the kits are the same but there is a key difference, one with white foam rings, and the other with black rubber looking rings. Ive watched videos and both rings serve the purpose of keeping the stanchions lubricated, but I don't want to open up my fork yet and see which I have, what one should I go with? And would they both work?

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 19:50 Quote
I think you need both, but that's because I'm going off of what you're describing.

Typically forks have both "foam oil retention rings" and an actual oil seal (black rubber looking things) to keep the oil in. Normally, two of each of those items are included in a seal kit.

The foam ring sits right below the seal.

Edit: If your going to replace seals you need crush washers and oil for the fork as well. The crush washer is basically a one-use lock washer for the bottom lower threads.

Typical Seal Kit:
https://img.ecosia.org/390x,sc/https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/images/fox-34-fork-seal-kit-p342469-531552_image.jpg

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 21:12 Quote
Thanks thats very helpful, but also I think I explained that wrong, I wasn't talking about the fork Seals, each kit has those, but one instead of foam rings has rubber rings.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 21:18 Quote
Are you able to provide links to the two different kits? I've never seen a kit with rubber bottom rings. Maybe it's like, a secondary seal feature?

You've got me curious. Every fork I've ever rebuilt has foam rings.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 21:21 Quote
https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/rockshox-fork-service-kit-basic-boxxer-rc-2012-2016

Thats the one with the foam



https://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-Basic-Boxxer-Service-Kit

Here's the one with the rubber

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 at 22:52 Quote
So the Jenson picture is a little deceiving because it will also come with foam rings, but they don't show them in the picture. The Jenson one uses a two piece seal design, one to keep the oil in and one to keep the dust out. These are usually considered better since the rubber for each individual seal can be tuned for it's specific job, but it's also a bit harder to install.

I'd probably go with the single seal design from Worldwide because it's just easier to install.

Edit: I wouldn't be surprised if the description on Jenson is for the World Cup fork, which probably used that two piece design. I bet if you bought the RC version it would be identical to the Worldwide one.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 at 5:38 Quote
So just go with worldwide then? And thankyou so much

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 at 8:11 Quote
Yeah just go with the Worldwide one.

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