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Fox offers fork top cap sockets for easy volume spacer swaps & more service parts

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Been reading our Suspension Tech series and want to fiddle with your volume spacers but worried you’ll strip, scratch or damage your fork’s top cap with all that on-and-off? No problem, at least if you’ve got a Fox fork, now that they’re offering model-specific top cap sockets designed with no lead in chamfer to maximize the contact patch and ensure tight, secure connections. The outside surface is knurled for solid finger contact, too, even if you’ve got a little grease on your tips. Retail is $25 each.

If you’re diving a little deeper down the maintenance rabbit hole, their new Delrin Seal Drivers are designed to push new fork slider seals straight and even. They guide the seal directly into the fork’s body for a quick, perfect install. These run $30 and are offered in four sizes to fit each of their four stanchion diameters.

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me
me
5 years ago

These tools may help because their new seals are literally impossible to install.

Zoso
Zoso
5 years ago

I’d really like to see all fork top caps changed so that you only need a cassette tool like the new Pike (and others historically). A little standardization would go a long ways.

Thesteve4762
Thesteve4762
5 years ago
Reply to  Zoso

A metric sized socket is way more standard than a cassette tool.

sad
sad
5 years ago
Reply to  Thesteve4762

he mostly meant “a tool you already require anyway”
theres a lot of metric sockets to form a set. infinite, nearly.

arclarke
arclarke
5 years ago
Reply to  Thesteve4762

My problem is I have standard metric sockets but forks don’t have standard height metric nuts for top caps – they have very slim flats and the standard socket has a rounded edge so doesn’t get a good purchase on them.

mike
mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Thesteve4762

Sockets without chamfered edges are not a common tool.

Kris
Kris
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Buy a normal socket and grind it flat until the chamfer is gone. problem solved

M
M
5 years ago

A tip for helping install seals

Toss the seals in the freezer ahead of time and pull them out only when its time to press them into the fork. The cold will shrink the seal making it easier to install. You might be able to get them in by hand but a press still helps

M

Me
Me
5 years ago
Reply to  M

Have you tried to install the new “low friction” Fox seals with the metal in them? They are a bit different than the other seals I’ve dealt with.

CW
CW
5 years ago

Piloted seal drivers are where its at. Lots of options on the market now – unior, abbey, push, fox, real world cycling. Makes installing the flangeless seals nice and simple.

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