Reba SL phenomenon after a hard hit
So I've got the new duallie and was out riding the usual trail over the weekend when I took a bad line and took on a rock shelf that's just at the beginning of the uphill bit of a small drop. Confusing enough? Basically I hit a big rock at high speed and a funny angle. My bike's got an '05 Reba SL on it and I bottomed it out on the hit. For the rest of the ride, I had about a 80mm travel fork instead of the 100 that I'm used to. I got back to the car just fine and found that the negative air chamber pressure had nearly doubled. I assumed a bunch of stuff, let the air out and so far, so good. Is this a blow-by feature of this shock that I'm not aware of? Or did I blow a seal and it just hasn't shown up since I haven't been back on the trail yet?
Sounds like the air is sneaking past the positive piston seal into the negative chamber. Replacing those seals in the pos and neg pistons should do the trick.
To be continued
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