Öhlins Launch Spare Parts Kits and Home Service Videos

Jul 6, 2020
by OhlinsMTB  
Photo Ga tan Rey

PRESS RELEASE: Öhlins

Öhlins has launched a series of videos and spare parts kits to support riders in completing their own 50 and 100 hour maintenance services on both Öhlins forks and rear suspension units. While for many riders these services previously needed to be done via a specialist local dealer, this new series of videos aims to demonstrate how many riders can now self-service effectively and easily so more time can be spent on the trails.

The service procedures have been simplified so Öhlins products are now easier to home service for most riders with just intermediate mechanical skills, using commonly owned tools. Öhlins riders can now safely maintain and service their own forks and rear shocks using these 10 simple step by step video guides; supported by easily available spare parts kits with everything they need to keep their ride smooth.

Standard tools also required for home servicing:

- 28mm socket (for coil and older air forks only)
- Shimano style cassette tool
- 10mm / 14mm / 19mm spanners
- 20mm spanner for the coil kit tool
- 12mm / 14mm sockets
- Torque wrench
- Soft hammer / mallet
- 2.5mm / 4mm / 5mm / 6mm - Hex / Allen Keys

Workshops manuals are now available here.

Service Videos:



Other tech Videos
- How to install the floating front axle on Öhlins MTB forks
- How to convert an RXF36 m.2 fork from air to coil
- How to install volume spacer in a TTXAir rear shock
- How to change stroke on a TTXAir rear shock


47 Comments

  • 20 1
 Available to purchase from June from your local dealer or via Ohlins.eu and OhlinsUSA.com.
  • 4 0
 June or Juli? June is past now Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Thanks for the helpful videos, its really nice to see you care about your DIY customers Smile
  • 1 0
 Any plans to have it available in general web stores like ChainReaction, Jenson, or WorldWideCyclery?
  • 6 0
 @phops: Chain Reaction will have pictures on their site, with "Currently out of stock" written underneath.
  • 1 1
 I have a rxf36 160 29 on my 2019 Enduro pro. Can I bump it up to 170?
  • 1 0
 @tomasis: no June is correct, June 2021. With how much contempt ohlins treat their international dealers.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for doing this. I like to do my own work and most manufacturers make this nearly impossible. Going to have to take a closer look at Ohlins for the next bike.
  • 10 0
 BOS suspensions should learn from it.. Most riders do themselves.. no need for making secrets or ask for exclusive service for Mfg like BOS.
  • 8 1
 THIS! "Why do you run a boxxer?" "10 min self services." "Why do you run shimano brakes?" "5 minute self services."
  • 1 0
 @PinkStatus: Exactly. rockshox, shimano, sram and even fox have their stuff dialed in now. They know what people want, and thats what they give them. We want to service stuff on our own, not pay a fortune for oils and seals, and we want the products to work great forever. I still would love to upgrade my RXF 36 to a lyrik or fox 36, doesn't matter if ohlins is selling seals or not.

Also, I have yet to find Ohlins seals anywhere, but if I do find them I'm sure they won't be cheap...
  • 1 0
 @bhastey: i bet standard seals work well. I think SKF supply seals for Öhlins. Another Swedish company Smile I use SKF on BOS fork and shock as well. I stopped using "proprietary" oil and such.
  • 1 0
 @bhastey: BTI-USA.com. You can view items even without an account, but can’t see prices. Local bike shop should be able to order for you.
  • 2 0
 It's be awesome if Ohlins pushed Canecreek to do this with their DB shocks considering it's their dampening tech.
  • 1 1
 @NorCalNomad: That more than 10 years ago, Ohlins isn't co-operating with Cane Creek anymore. The damping techniques have been improved meanwhile, by Cane Creek technicians.
  • 7 0
 I just did the lowers on my 36 Friday. Guess I'll watch the video to see if I did it right...
  • 7 0
 Thanks ÖHLINS!!!! now I thinking seriusly getting the Commencal meta 2021 w/ your suspensions
  • 5 0
 Both coil videos link to the same 50 hour service.

Here's the 100:
youtu.be/uJ-TKAtNfx4
  • 6 0
 Now if only Cane Creek would jump on board with this also.
  • 1 0
 I ordered seal kits from them a while back on their web store and they have the service info on their website as well.
  • 1 0
 @tkrug: how/where exactly did you get seal kits? I might just be blind, but I still don't see them.
  • 4 0
 So where do you go to get the spare parts? The Ohlins website is super confusing. I can't find any spare parts on there.
  • 1 0
 I ended up buying seal kits from a local suspension shop a month ago (half of Specialized prices, still expensive). I couldn't get a hold of Ohlins for anything either.
  • 1 0
 The only spare parts number i was able to find was on the youtube videos description
  • 4 0
 See this is how it should be done. It would be great if they included a step by step guided manual with the rebuild kits
  • 2 0
 They do.
  • 2 0
 @turco999: Even better!
  • 2 0
 Had a Fox 34 kashima on the Camber - swapped for the Ohlins RXF34. Love it! Big difference and a fork that actually does something when you click the rebound dial. Ohlins is the shite!
  • 2 0
 Good stuff! But would be great if you could also feature the STX22 rear shock as well as the RXF m.1-forks, after all, I bet there are more of those out there than the newer models.
  • 1 0
 I get that the rear coil shock of theirs was ground breaking, but is there any reason to buy a fork from them over the traditional suspension brands?
  • 7 0
 Well, duh. You're a pleb if your suspension doesn't match. It'll look like you paid for it yourself, not got 'hooked up'.
  • 2 0
 Independent air spring doesn't get as flustered by twisting loads on the fork. Infinitely tuneable ramp chamber. Proper shims on high speed adjusters as found in their rear shock instead of poppet valves. Custom shim tunes easily available. Tuneable offset.Good warranty/aftersales care. And most importantly, it's got a big ol yellow O on it. With little dots above it.
  • 1 1
 Dunno but I got a new Evil late last year with a Push and an RXF36 Coil and the whole thing is smooth as hell. Also don't have to fiddle around with the things having the right amount of air in them.
  • 1 0
 Probably not.

Depends on your goals, budget, needs, wants, etc. I come from motorcycle racing originally, and the Ohlins name carries a lot of weight. When I could afford it, I replaced my old E29 with Yari with a new (201Cool E29 with Ohlins coil. Did it make me instantly faster? Not really.

Do I feel like I wasted my money? Nope
  • 1 0
 Easily available parts kits??? I think not... No link, couldn't find them on their website, and a quick google search turned up nothing as well.
  • 1 0
 Should go ahead and do it for their american brothers (Cane Creek) as well... Still figuring out how to service a DBair without spending $$$ for tools.
  • 1 0
 I became the new owner of an RXF36 a couple of weeks ago, so this is music to my ears.
  • 1 0
 Is it the M2 though? I have a 36 EVO that’s only a few months old (warranty replacement from Ohlins) and it looks like this covers only the brands new M2 variants.
  • 1 0
 @yetiboyjay: I believe the only difference is the damper was updated for the M.2, and the Evo/M.2 got updated seals. So the procedure is the same.
  • 1 0
 @yetiboyjay: www.ohlins.com/document/70379 for the RXF service manual.
  • 1 0
 Word on the street was that Ohlins was going to have conversion kits for the original RXF to M.2 at Sea Otter but yeah...
  • 2 0
 M.2 was different lowers that allowed much larger tire clearance. It's my understanding the EVO damper improvement were kept in the M.2. The 18mm piston of the M.2 helped, but it wasn't as dramatic as the EVO updates. Basically, if you've got an EVO, it's probably not worth upgrading to M.2 unless your getting the new lowers.
  • 1 0
 Link doesnt work:
DH38 m.1
- 100-Hour chassis and air spring service DH38 m.1
  • 1 0
 Maybe a "dumb" question - but I have the RXF34 on my Spesh Camber. I assume the video for the RXF36 would be same for RXF34?
  • 1 0
 From my understanding, they are basically the same. But...I'm not an engineer.
  • 1 0
 Does it Void your warranty if you do it yourself?
  • 1 4
 Here that RockShox !!!!

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