Rock Shox max air pressure?

Sorting out your thrunge brackets, fettling your inter-rositers and even stuff about bike parts.
User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:59 am

Hi I purchased a set of Rock Shox Reba RL Dual Air's which I'm happy with, but I'm using all of the 100mm travel and I have 130psi in +ve & -ve chambers, I weigh in at 95k or 210Lbs @6'3 and need to put more pressure in to them but I don't what to over pressurise them and end up blowing a seal.
All I'm working from is a sticker chart on the rear of the fork, and all it states is +130psi for my weight.

Any help will be most helpfull
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby supersonic » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:10 pm

They don't list one - but use whatever pressure is needed to give you the sag you require.

mcnultycop
Posts: 2111
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 15:35 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby mcnultycop » Wed Dec 26, 2012 14:36 pm

What year? 2013 listed here:

Mine are 2012 and I'm sure the max PSi is stated as 150, but I can't remember where I got that from (I may have made it up, but I'm heavier than you and run about 130) and the manual is buried in the shed somewhere. The bike with Rebas on lives in the shed and they haven't liked the cold weather - I think they need a little more pressure, but I have just used the other bike that lives in the house.

mcnultycop
Posts: 2111
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 15:35 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby mcnultycop » Wed Dec 26, 2012 14:37 pm


User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby supersonic » Wed Dec 26, 2012 15:47 pm

Ah good find!

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Thu Dec 27, 2012 21:16 pm

mcnultycop wrote:2012 is listed as 200 PSi


Thanks very much, 200 psi is the max psi then. I've been trashing my HT a bit to hard down the trails and over working the front end. I've been moving the rubber band marker all the way to the top of it's travel.
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28177
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 27, 2012 21:41 pm

It's supposed to use all the travel - that's what it's for.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:42 pm

cooldad wrote:It's supposed to use all the travel - that's what it's for.


I might as well drop the psi down to 80psi in the +ve & -ve chambers. I'd be using all the travel :|
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28177
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:59 pm

I think you're missing the point.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 19:13 pm

cooldad wrote:I think you're missing the point.

No I think it was you. I did say I was "trashing" the bike down hill and "over working" the front. I suppose I should have said bottoming it out. But I did think I'd be picked up on it.
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28177
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 28, 2012 19:45 pm

If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 21:18 pm

cooldad wrote:If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?


So your happy if your fork doesn't bottoms out? Each to their own.
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28177
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 28, 2012 21:34 pm

D4V1D wrote:
cooldad wrote:If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?


So your happy if your fork doesn't bottoms out? Each to their own.

I think you are having comprehension issues. I said the fork needs to bottom out a bit. What you are saying I'm not sure.
I am happy if my fork does use all the travel - and hence bottoms out.

ps it's you're. Your indicates possession.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 21:44 pm

cooldad wrote:
D4V1D wrote:
cooldad wrote:If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?


So your happy if your fork doesn't bottoms out? Each to their own.

I think you are having comprehension issues. I said the fork needs to bottom out a bit. What you are saying I'm not sure.
I am happy if my fork does use all the travel - and hence bottoms out.

ps it's you're. Your indicates possession.


I'm just noting you down as a Troll
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28177
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 28, 2012 21:54 pm

To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: You use that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

I'm not sure what bit of "If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel" you don't understand.

I am not trolling - you need to get a balance between using all the travel, and not bottoming out all the time.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 22:45 pm

cooldad wrote:To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: You use that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

I'm not sure what bit of "If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel" you don't understand.

I am not trolling - you need to get a balance between using all the travel, and not bottoming out all the time.

TROLL
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28177
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 28, 2012 23:01 pm

D4V1D wrote:Any help will be most helpfull

Obviously not.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 23:14 pm

cooldad wrote:
D4V1D wrote:Any help will be most helpfull

Obviously not.

TROLL
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

User avatar
bennett_346
Posts: 5072
Joined: Mon May 03, 2010 09:47 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby bennett_346 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 23:30 pm

D4V1D wrote:
cooldad wrote:
D4V1D wrote:Any help will be most helpfull

Obviously not.

TROLL

Oh shutup, and go back to O level English class.

User avatar
D4V1D
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:22 am

Re: Rock Shox max air pressure?

Postby D4V1D » Fri Dec 28, 2012 23:37 pm

bennett_346 wrote:
D4V1D wrote:
cooldad wrote:
D4V1D wrote:Any help will be most helpfull

Obviously not.

TROLL

Oh shutup, and go back to O level English class.


Trolls friend
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.


Return to “MTB Workshop & Tech”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests