The Golden Wrench

A blog about bicycle repair and maintenance by the mechanics at Freewheel Bike.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sram/Rock Shox Suspension Clinic

If you follow this blog at all you'll notice that we do a lot of suspension training and suspension repair work. On Thursday June 24th we had yet another suspension training clinic. This time Dave Meadows (seen in the black XO shirt below) from Sram selected Freewheel Bike as part of their dealer tour. He came all the way from Colorado Springs to walk us through a Reba rebuild.

For many of us this was all review but we didn't mind getting together and having a good time.

But it wasn't all fun and games. Bob, our Assembly Supervisor, got some hands on experience. There's nothing like trying something for the first time as your peers stand around and watch, waiting for you to make a mistake to laugh at. Luckily for Bob he didn't give us that satisfaction.

Graham got to inspect a rebound damper up close.

We got to see some cool new technology, notice the i-pad.

And there were some fancy diagrams drawn on a pizza boxes.

The first person to send me an e-mail at with the name of the Rock Shox technology that Dave drew on the pizza box will win the Rock Shox shock pump in the picture below.
6/28/10 Edit: We have a winner. The answer is; "Motion Control damper". Thanks for playing.