Mountain Biking - How often to pump up air shock?
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03-30-06, 05:48 AM
Just wondering how often you guys have to pump up your air shock (esp. front).
Is it every ride?
Every month? Never?
I can't tell if I have a leak or not. Or maybe that's how these are. This is my first experience with an air shock (ROck Shox Tora 318) so any info would be helpful
How much air are you losing between rides? If just a pound or two it could be the air that is lost when you take your pump off and put it back on. If it is more than that you could have a problem. I generally have to put air in my rear shock about once every four or five months. My fork about once every two or three months.
03-30-06, 06:59 AM
You shouldn't be losing air, especially between rides.
03-30-06, 07:44 AM
That's what I thought. I will monitor it closely for a month or two and see.
Thanks for the help
03-30-06, 08:49 AM
The only time my Fox float (shock) lost air in two years is when I let the air seals go too long. It just never leaks otherwise. However, I do check mine, which so doing reduces air pressure, when there's been a large temperature change.
I lose close to 20 lbs when I check airpressure on the shock. It's exactly the same every time. Probably due to the fact I run the sag on the low end with 225 psi.
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