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    Bike Storage

    Hi! First post so be gentle...

    Just switched to my first FS bike (KONA Dawg Primo...love it!!) and I'm curious what the verdict is for storing the FS bikes upside down hanging from ceiling? Any issues with shock oil, hydraulic brakes, etc.??

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    No issues. Hang up upside down all you want. Just make sure you cycle both the fork and the shock once you put it back rightside up so that the oil moves through the cartridges a bit. It will feel weird for a few minutes but it'll come back to normal.

    It's actually better to keep the bike upside down if it will be unused for a long period of time, it keeps the seals in the fork and shot wet.

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    No issues. Hang up upside down all you want. Just make sure you cycle both the fork and the shock once you put it back rightside up so that the oil moves through the cartridges a bit. It will feel weird for a few minutes but it'll come back to normal.

    It's actually better to keep the bike upside down if it will be unused for a long period of time, it keeps the seals in the fork and shot wet.

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    Yeah, what Snaky said
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    sorry, im new, what exactly do you mean by cycling the fork and the shock? just compressing them a bunch of times or what? i have a hardtail but i keep my bike upside down too (not hanging, just sitting on the seat and handelbars upside down with wheels off to save space, is this bad?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmay5469
    sorry, im new, what exactly do you mean by cycling the fork and the shock? just compressing them a bunch of times or what? i have a hardtail but i keep my bike upside down too (not hanging, just sitting on the seat and handelbars upside down with wheels off to save space, is this bad?).
    Yes, and as far as I know, no- probably not great for the saddle.
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