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Are you a few kilometers overdue for an oil change? Holding your breath, hoping to make it to the shop before the check engine light comes on? Aren’t we all? But owning a vehicle means setting time and money aside for maintenance. Sure, you can push it off, but eventually, the wear and tear of moving parts will catch up with you. And the result of avoiding regular maintenance is, more often than not, a high repair bill. The same is true for servicing mountain bike and motorsport suspensions. 

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Sure, there is something to be said about the simplicity of a bike without suspension. They climb like a freaking mountain goat! But watch out for those donkey-kicking descents. Today, only a glutton for punishment would choose that rough ride over the smooth performance of a dual-suspension. 

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Are you looking for something to surprise the mountain biker in your life? The perfect present for that friend who lives and breathes to bike. Or, for the spouse, who just talked about re-mortgaging your house to buy the new Norco Range. Don’t worry, gift-giving doesn’t have to break the bank. 

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Sometimes the only way to achieve peak performance is to upgrade. An investment? Sure. But not much beats buying new bike parts, and upgrading to a Fox 38 Factory GRIP2 is a surefire way to maximize fun on the trails! 

With 20+ years of bike maintenance experience, here are ION² Progression’s top three recommended suspension products for the mountain bike enthusiast:   

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Ion² Progression Suspension, located in a small mountain town in eastern British Columbia, isn’t your average bike shop. In fact, it’s not really a bike shop at all. Invermere already has three of those. Rather than dropping in to compete for a small piece of the apple pie, founders Jon Welsh and Mylene Lefebvre have carved out a service-based niche of their own. By focusing solely on the repair and maintenance of motorsport and mountain bike suspensions, Jon and Mylene have managed to build a successful local business. 

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