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    Giant Maestro Maintenance

    Hello:

    I just purchased a used 2018 Anthem Advanced Pro 29 1. I have never owned a full suspension bike before. Can anyone tell me what kind of maintenance and service I need to do on the suspension pivot points for Giant Bikes? Thanks for any advice you can provide!

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    Life Behind Bars, Thanks for providing the PDF.

    The PDF caused me to better search Giant's website and I found a newer version. His is newer version:

    https://dstqaa92re5c4.cloudfront.net...AL_EN_MY19.pdf

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    I'm not aware of anything specific to the pivot points on the Maestro suspension (I didn't see it addressed in either pdf, but I didn't look that hard). Unlike, for example, the Yeti SI system that has some service recommendations, the Maestro is pretty simple to inspect and maintain. Service intervals on shocks and forks are standard for the models.

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    just check it, if some bearing havnt sized, replace it if needed

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    Suspension pivot bearings are required to do something very weird. That is, rotate a fraction of a full turn and back, over and over again. They fail in a peculiar way. They will seize without really wearing out in a traditional way.

    The only maintenance I do is to lay my bike on it's side and put a few drops of oil on each exposed bearing. The oil will penetrate the seal and do its job in a few hours. Then I flip the bike over and lube the bearings now accessible on the other side. I do this just a few times a year with good results.

    In the past I have replaced bearings as a set. This was a waste of time and money.
    Consciousness, that annoying time between bike rides.

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