Service Booking FAQs

What do I need to book a service?
1) First, establish how long it will take to package/send your suspension from your location to our workshop. Then check our earliest Booking Date on the front page of our website. If you're sure you can get your suspension to us by noon on that day, then click on the 'Book Service Now' button on the front page book for that (or a later) date. Please do not book a date earlier than you can get your suspension to us and remember that most forks can't be sent by post on a next-day service, as they are too large. Please note - if you live in the Highlands or the following AB postcodes (31-35; 41-54) and are using our courier collection and return service you need to allow for 2 days carriage each way. 
2) When you book, you'll need to know the make, model and, if possible, the year of your suspension.
3) When you book you will not need your credit/debit card or PayPal details as we do not charge you until the work has been completed.
4) When you book (by phone or online), we'll give you a Booking Reference Number to put on the package. When you're ready to send your suspension to us by the Booked Date, print and complete the Service Order Form and write the Booking Reference Number on the address label at the bottom. Attach the label to the outside of the package, and put the rest of the form inside with your suspension.

How much will it cost?

For details on our charges for your fork/shock, select the Service Tab on the home page and then select your suspension brand and model. 

Don't forget to include the appropriate shipping/ postage costs depending on whether you are sending your suspension to us or using our courier collection service. 

If additional charges are required to complete the work you will be asked for authorisation before it is carried out. All prices include VAT at current UK rate.

How much is return carriage?


Great Britain - Forks and Shocks Delivery Time Shocks Forks
UK Mainland next working day (excludes Highlands & Islands, N Ireland) 1 day £7.00 £10.00
Scottish Highlands (All Highland postcodes & AB31-35, 41-54) Please note collections from these areas are a 2 day service 2 day £7.00 £10.00
Offshore Islands (IoM/Channel Islands/ Northern Ireland/ All Scottish Islands) 2 days £20.00 £30.00
UK Saturday delivery (UK Mainland only) 1 day £13.00 £16.00


Europe - Forks and Shocks Delivery Time (average)  Shocks Forks

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Rep, Denmark,Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Itlay, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,

Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland


Please note if your postcode falls within a remote or 'less accessible' location a £15 delivery surcharge will be applied to your return carriage charge. 

See here for the full list of poscodes and cities where this charge applies.


 2-7 days  £20.00  £40.0
Can you arrange collection of my fork/shock?

We can collect your suspension from a work or home address for £14, if you are sending forks or multiple items of suspension then this is an economical option.

If you are just sending a shock then it is generally cheaper to send your suspension using alternative commerical carriers. Return charges for forks and shocks are shown above.

Timing Collections

Collections can be arranged for a working day of your choice (unspecified time) and will arrive with us the day before your chosen booking date (note there's a 2 day transit time for Highland and AB postcodes 31-35; 41-54).

  • Submit your collection request (via the online Booking service or by phoning us)
  • The  DPD driver collects your package between 9:00-17:00 on your chosen collection day (Mon-Friday collection days only/ excludes Bank Holidays)
  • Your package arrives with us/ is booked onto our system
  • Your service job is worked on your chosen booking day
  • We despatch on the booking day or the next working day for delivery

IMPORTANT! We are unable to specify a collection time or period. The parcel MUST be available to collect between 9:00 and 17:00 on collection day.

Collection address
Can be a residential or business address in mainland UK. Addresses in the Scottish Highlands may take longer than above or not be possible at all – please call us.

Business address:
Please organise people at your end to expect the driver, because if they come and for any reason don't get the package there's a £13 failed collection charge.

Please give us any instructions that will help ensure a successful pick-up (e.g. collect from Goods In, from Reception, closed 1-2pm, 6th floor, main building, etc.etc.)

Residential address:
Please be ready for the driver, because if they come and for any reason don't get the package there's a £13 failed collection charge. If you prefer, and at your own risk, you can give instructions to collect it from somewhere safe at the address (e.g. shed, porch, wheelie bin, etc.). If your address is difficult to find, please give us final mile instructions to ensure a successful pick-up.

WARNING! If the driver comes to the address and doesn’t get the parcel for any reason, a £13 'failed collection' charge will be added to your invoice.

Return address
Your parcel can be returned to a different address. If you want it sent somewhere else, please put the address in the space provided on the booking form.

Pack your fork up to protect it on the journey. If you don’t have a fork box, we recommend something soft then a cardboard wrap.  Please dont pack in cylinders as this attracts an additional charge from the courier.  Don’t forget to affix the address label to the outside showing your Booking Reference Number. If you book on the phone, please enclose the completed Service Order Form in the package. Online bookings just need the address label as the service information is transmitted directly.

When will I get my suspension back?

We aim to dispatch your suspension unit(s) after the work is completed, at the end of the Booked Date, as long as they arrive with us on (by 12:00) or before this date and we receive payment. Most items are dispatched by our courier, Interlink Express and will normally be delivered to you before 15:00 the next working day, or 16:00 in Scotland. The time taken for your parcel to get to you will depend on where you are and how it's being delivered.

How do I pay?

Payment will be taken when the job is completed. If you need extra work/parts to complete the job, we will call you to discuss options and authorise any additional payment. You can include your payment details on the slip provided, or we will call you once the work is done.

We accept the following payment methods:
Debit/Credit Card - Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Switch, Maestro, Delta and Solo
PayPal - although if you have an alternative, we would prefer it as PayPal costs us 3% more to process.

Bank Transfer - please call or email for details.

A detailed invoice will be sent with the Service Record(s) in a red Documents Enclosed envelope on the front of the package.

What is the guarantee on service work?

All service work is guaranteed for 3 months from the date of repair to be free from defects in workmanship. Any product that is returned within this period and is found to be defective in workmanship will be repaired free of charge. This guarantee does not apply to products that have not been properly installed, maintained, adjusted correctly or simply misused. Neither does it cover product/component failure or wear and tear.  

What's your turnaround?

We do your work on the Booked Day and normally send it within 1-2 working days for next working day delivery in the majority of the UK (Please note that this is not guaranteed).

You can see the earliest Booking Date on the front page of our website in the 'TF Tuning and Service' box. During our busy times this can extend to several weeks ahead. If it's just a service you need, you can keep riding until your Booked Date. So, for example, if you book for the following Wednesday you can ride the weekend, remove and pack your suspension for collection or despatch on Monday.

We do the work on Wednesday and you get it back on Thursday or Friday (UK mainland). If we were booked for Thursday, you would get it back on Friday/ Monday, etc. Friday jobs are normally delivered on Monday (unless you specify Saturday delivery, which incurrs additional cost).

Please note that if you urgently need your suspension to ride the following weekend then it pays to choose a slot earlier in the week (i.e. Mon-Wed).  While we do our utmost to make sure that jobs booked in for Thursday are returned on Friday, occassionally this isn't possible. If you absolutely must have your suspension by the weekend then please allow enough time!

Are you open at the weekends?

No, the workshop is open 9:30-5:00 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.  Outside these hours you can book servicing or order parts online using our website

I'm outside the UK, can I book service work?

International and EU Customers

We do not accept online service bookings from EU and international customers- sorry!

Call us on +44 1373 826800 if you have a servicing query.

What if I can't print the Service Order Form?

If you booked via the phone and you can't print the service order form, just give us the following information on a piece of paper:

  • Name & Address
  • Return delivery address if different from your booking/ invoice address
  • Contact phone number during working hours (very important - we may need to discuss your service with you)
  • Email address
  • Your weight & style of  riding (e.g. DH, XC, XC trail, Enduro, AM etc)
  • Bike make, model & year
  • Spring rate or air pressure used
  • Brief details of what you want done and any issues you are experiencing with your suspension
How do I prepare my fork/shock for sending?
  • Rear shock (air): Leave the mount kit/reducers in the shock eyelets as we will replace any worn reducers as part of the service. 
  • Rear shock (coil): Leave the mount kit/reducers in the shock eyelets as we will replace any worn reducers as part of the service. Remove the spring to save posting costs. 
  • Fork (single crown): With the crown race still fitted (OK to remove if you prefer). 
  • Fork (double crown): Slide the uppers out of the crowns whilst still on the bike (we don't need the crowns). 

Packing Your Suspension

Please make sure that you clean your suspension removing all traces of mud and dirt before sending it to us. If there are any marks or scratches on your suspension please make a note on your booking form so that we can inspect and advise you accordingly. If your suspension is in pristine condition with no marks or scratches at all that you are aware of then please do also note this on your booking. You may also wish to photograph the condition of your suspension for your own records – we would recommend this practice for any suspension item sent using postal and courier services. Please note that any existing marks or scratches on your suspension will be more evident when it’s been returned to you freshly cleaned. This may mean that you notice imperfections that weren’t previously visible due to the condition of the suspension prior to servicing.

You are responsible fo ensuring that your fork, shock, or seatpost are adequately packed to prevent damage. Please read the instructions below carefully! 

TF Tuned and our couriers accept no responsiblity or liability whatsoever for suspension that is damaged or lost in transit due to poor, inappropriate or inadequate packing.

If you don't have a fork or shock box then please use some cushioning such as bubble wrap, with cardboard on the outside. Customising supermarket boxes is fine, but please don't mummify fork legs with packing tape ... 

Please only use cardboard/ box materials for your packing.  Do not use plastic, fabrics or bubble wrap as an external cover as loose materials can get caught in the moving parts of conveyors/ transportation machinery and courier labels do not adhere correctly. Do not, under any circumstances use plastic boxes or build a box out of wood ...

Please note - if you are using our DPD courier collection service then your suspension must be packed inside a rigid cardboard box that is rectangular or square. Please do not pack shocks in cylinders (they roll off conveyor belts). The maximum acceptable box dimensions are 100cm x 70cm x 60cm.

In summary:

- your package must have a cardboard outer/ do not use any type of plastic/ fabric material or any form of plastic/ solid wood as the outer wrapping. 

- your box cannot exceed 100cm x 70cm x 60cm

- your package must be square or retangular, do not use cylinders or tubes

Any package that that doesn't meet these criteria will be subject to an additional £25 handling charge levied by DPD that will be added to your final invoice

Please follow our packing instruction carefully to avoid any additional costs!

Is the package insured?

It's up to you to arrange insurance as required for the journey to us (except if you use our collection service).  For the return journey and for our courier collection, the packages are insured.

What if I miss my Booking Date?

If your suspension arrives after 11am on its Booked Day or later, or it is unbooked, we cannot promise same-day turnaround although we will do it as soon as possible.