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Old 06-30-11, 08:59 PM   #1
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fork psi

I recently bought a Giant XTC, it has a Marzocchi 44 TST2 fork on it. I tried looking it up on the site but i didnt really understand the chart. Could any one help me out with my little problem.
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Have a link to the chart? I'm sure most wouldn't mind taking a look at it to help.

By the way, 26" or 29"? I have a couple buddies who have the 29" version and are very happy with them.
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http://www.marzocchi.com/Template/de...Oggetto=58421#

its under the owners manual part. thanks alot for the help man!
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oh btw its a 29er and i weight 165.
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According to the chart on page 12, it looks like you'll need 51 psi at your weight. Maybe someone else can confirm. Hope this helps.

Honestly I wouldn't sweat it too much. The nice thing about an air/oil fork is that you can adjust it however you want. The manual just gives a good baseline to start at.
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The owner and the bike mechanic at my LBS said that it should be around 5-10 psi in the fork. As of now it has 15 psi in the fork and it feels squishy. Could anyone confirm the 51 psi?
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According to the chart on page 12, it looks like you'll need 51 psi at your weight. Maybe someone else can confirm. Hope this helps.

Honestly I wouldn't sweat it too much. The nice thing about an air/oil fork is that you can adjust it however you want. The manual just gives a good baseline to start at.
+1
I have an older air Zocchi and run at 44-ish, same for my other bike with a Rockshox.
it's reasonably firm for me, but enough squish to keep me from endo-ing from frequent rider errors
Adjust according to what you like...
15 lbs seems way low for a 120-130 travel fork, 51 might seem too firm...
depends what you like...
ask in the mtb forum...
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