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It's a little surprising no-one does suspension services in the Comox Valley. I did get spoiled in North Van with multiple local options and especially liked it when I could simply walk 2 blocks to Jeff's shop. However packing up and shipping once a year is not much more of a hassle than bringing it in. In fact I was just looking at S4 and apparently they arrange for Canpar to pick up the package.
Yep, there's a market. The thing is, you need to be ready to open a shop that caters to cheap-ass mountain bikers (compared to other sports requiring routine suspension service), and you need to be OK with the fact that you won't really get orders from non-Island customers. That combo of factors, and it kind of makes sense.
I was talking with my good buddy that works at suspension werx, and he was breaking down how little money there is in bike suspension, compared to automotive/motorcycle/sleds. And mountain bikers usually whine and complain about needing to replace the $50-$100 parts that they didn't even know existed, made by companies that are happy to cut huge corners due to their market presence. Plenty of good insights that kinda kill the open-a-suspension-shop dream.