When your shock is in active use, a small amount of residual grease will purge from the seals. This is normal, it is not the oil leaking from the shock. These seals need to be moist with grease and a little bit of oil on the shock is the sign that things are working.
To prevent wear and damage to the shock, we recommend the following maintenance schedule for Specialized branded suspension forks and rear shocks:
Set sag EVERY ride.
Adjust rebound EVERY ride.
Clean shock body EVERY ride.
Air sleeve maintenance Every 50 hours.
Clean aluminum pivot reducers check for wear grease Every 50 hours.
Have your dealer send your fork/shock to the Specialized Service Center for inspection and oil change Every 150 hours or annually.
For Fox and Rockshox co-branded BRAIN suspension products, the air sleeve/lower leg maintenance must be performed every 30 hours.
For Fox and Rockshox co-branded BRAIN suspension products, your dealer must send the product to the Specialized Service Center for inspection and full oil change/service every 100 hours or annually.
For additional owner's information regarding your bike and its suspension, click www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCWideGlobalPages.jsp?pageName=ServiceManuals">here and select your bike.
CAUTION! All internal shock maintenance must be performed by an Authorized Specialized Service Center.