In principle, you can carry out maintenance work yourself or have it carried out by a specialist workshop. Maintenance of fork and shock absorber elements should be left to the respective manufacturer.
Yes, the rear shock is well protected from dirt by the Carbon Mudfender (Tyee, Spindrift, Rage). There is no greater soiling or maintenance intensity for the damper here than with other frame shapes.
For shipping we have to pack the bikes safely. In order not to increase the transport costs unnecessarily, we have chosen a packing size at which we know that your bike will be delivered safely. To get the bike in this packaging we have to deflate the air from the suspension fork and tires and cannot adjust it to the rider’s weight.
We recommend around 25-30% SAG. The best setting for you depends on your driving style and the trails you are on. In this case you have to just try some things out.
On each bike page you will find a table, which will help you choose your size. Select your required frame size from the table. If you stand between two sizes, you only have to decide whether you like it playful or more stable. For smooth running you choose the larger frame size, for playful the smaller one.
We approve our bikes up to a maximum rider weight of 120 kg. Our Ekano has a maximum system weight or permissible total mass (rider + bike + equipment + luggage) of 130 kg.