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Difficulty: easy
These jobs are easy for anyone interested in cycling. For this workshop the user either doesn’t need any tools at all, or he only requires standard tools such as Allen keys, pliers or screw drivers. In this category you’ll find above all how to perform adjustments to your bike
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Dismantle damper

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Unscrew the shock fixing bolt with an Allen key. Most Canyon bikes have M8 bolts. Picture 1 Tip: When you remove the top bolt, keep hold of the rear triangle otherwise it will drop and bang against the seat tube.

2. Then unscrew the lower shock fixing bolt Picture 2 Now you can remove the shock from the frame.

Some rocker arms don’t have a conventional thread, but a clamping nut. Then you proceed as follows:
1. Then place the face spanner onto the bolt. You can also use a pair of pliers for this job.
2. Unscrew the shock fixing bolt in the middle with an Allen key while holding the locking bolt with a pair of pliers.

This is how you re-fit the Fox shock:

1. Apply medium strength Loctite (243) to both shock fixing bolts.

2. Place the shock in the lower seating.

3. Screw in the lower, then the upper bolt with an Allen key hand tight. Then tighten the bolt full to the correct torque using a torque spanner. Picture 4 The torque required on M8 bolts is 16 Nm and on M6 bolts 10Nm.

The damper of the strive contains neddle bearings and should only be dismantled or mounted by Canyon service.

Ensure that all bolts and screws are tightened to the correct torque. The correct torque is indicated on the component itself, in the bike manual provided with your new bike, or here in the Technical Support Center.

All suspension parts must be serviced at regular intervals and in order to do this the shock must be disassembled.


Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.

Picture 1: First undo the upper screw

Picture 1: First undo the upper screw

Picture 2: Then undo the lower screw

Picture 2: Then undo the lower screw

Picture 3: Remove the damper

Picture 3: Remove the damper

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