Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    89

    Anyone try using generic hardware store o-rings?

    I am absolutely amazed at how much money it costs to buy some fork specific o-rings, etc. For what you can get for $1.00 costs you $20+ at LBS or online. Anyone ever even venture down this road before?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    265
    often getting the correct size is really difficult. they often only have SAE/imperial sizes too.

  3. #3
    Big Gulps, Alright!
    Reputation: Berkley's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,202
    There's a thread on here about measured sizes for Rockshox o-rings. Helpful if you need one or two.

    If you need the whole bunch though, it's a lot easier to just get the kit. It really comes down to what your time is worth.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    89
    I found some posts about later model Rebas. Couldn't find one for SID. I will have to post a more specific question.

    Thanks!

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2,828
    fork manufacturers know they have us backed into a corner by refusing to release the actual o-ring sizes used in their forks, so we have to buy their incredibly over-priced kits. I found some threads on here about rebuilding my Reba Race from 2008 and nearly got it working again. (the real problem is not related to o-rings at all, but a scratch in the stanchion.)

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    262
    Check with this company and see what they have...I'm sure they can help you out.

    http://www.parker.com/portal/site/PA...S&wtky=O-RINGS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •