Canadian Suspension shops - share your recommendations, experiences

Discussion in 'Canada' started by offworlder, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    While there are other suspension related threads (in this regional forum) - they're all pretty old. Hence I'm starting this one with hopes it will prove more universally valuable to anyone living in, or passing through Canuckistan. Lets keep it local folks, and support our local shops :thumb!
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  2. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    I've used Riders Edge (Kamloops) to rebuild the suspension in my 990 with great results. Ian (resident mad scientist) is an active rider, extremely knowledgeable:
    https://www.ridersedgesuspension.com/
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  3. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    SuspensionWerx (North Vancouver) made a rep for themselves in the mountain biking world, and then started offering MX/Enduro suspension. James and his team are very knowledgable and efficient. I've not used them for adventure bikes, but they did a great job servicing/repairing my 350 EXC's forks and shock:
    https://suspensionwerx.com/
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  4. Tripleclampmoto

    Tripleclampmoto www.tripleclampmoto.com Supporter

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  5. Tytan

    Tytan Been here awhile

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    Agreed.

    I had them do a revalve and service on the Africa Twin front and rear due to a leaky front fork seal figured I might as well get both ends done at once, they were very knowledgeable on the AT stuff especially the front forks.
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  6. The Hov

    The Hov Adventurer Supporter

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    I've also used riders edge for the suspension on my KTM 1290 SAR. They did an excellent job and gave me good advice on what needed to be done to make the suspension better for me. Years ago I also had them do the suspension on a 950 adventure and they completely transformed that bike for the good.
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  7. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    I have had good luck with RMR in Abbottsford BC

    They are a Traxxion Dynamics shop as well as Ohlins etc etc

    They have done work on my 990, 1290, K1200 GT and Tenere

    https://www.rmrsuspensions.com/
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  8. thwak

    thwak Adventurer

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  9. radmeister

    radmeister Been here awhile Supporter

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    i will second that.
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  10. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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  11. BetterLateThanNever

    BetterLateThanNever It turns out you can't delete your account...

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    +1. I was so impressed by their knowledge and ethics that I have them doing all my service work now.
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  12. Argus16

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    Ellis at STS (Shock Therapy Suspension) in Nanaimo. All the motocross guys use him.
    http://stsracing.ca/
    Since the OP is from Vancouver, the shop is just minutes from Duke Point/Tsawwassen ferry.
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  13. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Accelerated technology. Suspension scientists. John does amazing work.
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  14. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    I used RMR for years, but last time had to take my shock back as it leaked before I even installed it on the bike......they did fix it quickly though.

    Last time I used SuspensionWerx in North Vancouver and was very happy with the work they did on my EXC forks.

    Cheers
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  15. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I've had good with results with Stadium before, lately I've used Accelerated for my BMW.

    Stadium is in Montreal, Accelerated is in Buckhorn Ontario, if that makes a diff.
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