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fork pressure.

Postby loftyborofan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:05 pm

i have r seven forks on my maxlight, and love it, but what pressure sould i be running as i dont seem to be using the full travel.

i am 6 foot 5 17 stone and got 180 psi, in lock out its first class, unlocked works well, but the band never seems to be closer than 2 inch from the forks shoulds.

i generally do XC and fairly rough XC dalby red and black routes hamsterly, stainburn to name a few.


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Re: fork pressure.

Postby nicklouse » Thu Nov 08, 2012 15:03 pm

loftyborofan wrote:i have r seven forks on my maxlight, and love it, but what pressure sould i be running as i dont seem to be using the full travel.

i am 6 foot 5 17 stone and got 180 psi, in lock out its first class, unlocked works well, but the band never seems to be closer than 2 inch from the forks shoulds.

i generally do XC and fairly rough XC dalby red and black routes hamsterly, stainburn to name a few.

if you are not getting full travel then you have too much air pressure try reducing it a bit.
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Re: fork pressure.

Postby loftyborofan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:28 pm

The Beginner wrote:What sag are you running? How did you arrive at 180psi?


bit of a guess,as a friend who is lighter runs 160 psi, and when i ride his bike i bottom out on the fork, is it just trial and error.

Thank you for your help...

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Re: fork pressure.

Postby nicklouse » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:35 pm

loftyborofan wrote:
The Beginner wrote:What sag are you running? How did you arrive at 180psi?


bit of a guess,as a friend who is lighter runs 160 psi, and when i ride his bike i bottom out on the fork, is it just trial and error.

Thank you for your help...

is it the same bike? same size? and same fork? if you cant say yes to all these then what pressure he has in his fork has Zeor relationship to Ypo and your bike.

set your sag to what is suitable for your bike (R7 is XC) so 20-25% and then tune the pressure to suit. Like I said before if you are not bottoming out once in a while the fork has too much air in it. let a little out.
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Re: fork pressure.

Postby loftyborofan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:47 pm

SAG?

please explain,

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Re: fork pressure.

Postby nicklouse » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:50 pm

have you read the manual that should have been provided with the bike?
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Re: fork pressure.

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:58 pm

loftyborofan wrote:SAG?

please explain,

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Re: fork pressure.

Postby loftyborofan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 14:34 pm

will sort it tonight....


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