Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Junior Member shishcabob30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Austin, texas
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized roubaix triple, Trek 8000 2003
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm new here so plz bear with me and I tried searching for a similar topic and I couldn't find one

    Ok I recently got a 2003 Trek 8000 in great condition hardly any miles on it. I have been riding it recently and was wondering how I can change the resistance of the shocks. I have looked online but I couldn't find any simple instructions except some person talking about putting air in the shocks. The fork is a 2003 RockShox Duke XC, and I would like to know how do i adjust the resistance of the shocks? and how is servicing the fork something that can be done when i take it in for a tune up or or is that only a DIY job?
    Last edited by shishcabob30; 01-03-06 at 04:01 PM. Reason: mispelling
    The Bike doesn't make the rider the rider makes the bike

  2. #2
    I go both ways
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    My Bikes
    Road Bikes: 2002 Litespeed Tuscany; 1996 Prototype Aluminum / MTB: 2005 SC Superlight, 1994 Trek 970
    Posts
    77
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Blow REALLY hard...

    just kidding. Check the Rockshox web site, you should be able to find a manual for your Duke. Assuming it IS air adjustable, there will be a shrader valve somewhere on the fork, and you should (but don't necessarily have to) buy a fork pump. $30 / $40, with a gauge that lets you accurately check pressure.

    Regardless, the manual should tell you how much air to put in for different riding conditions - I usually put in a little more (15 pounds instead of the recommend 10, for example) because I prefer a stiffer, more precise ride.

    Good luck!
    Road or mountain? Road or mountain? Road or mountain?

  3. #3
    Junior Member shishcabob30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Austin, texas
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized roubaix triple, Trek 8000 2003
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thx
    just another quick question what is positive and negative pressure in relation to shocks?
    The Bike doesn't make the rider the rider makes the bike

  4. #4
    Junior Member shishcabob30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Austin, texas
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized roubaix triple, Trek 8000 2003
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ok on my shock were are the places i bleed the positive and negative pressures? i looked on the website it was no help
    The Bike doesn't make the rider the rider makes the bike

  5. #5
    -- TREK RIDER -- Quadzone.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sumwaresin, KY
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300
    Posts
    163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My XC Duke fork has a small removable screwin cap on the top left fork arm, that has a shrader valve under it.
    My drinking buddies have a racing problem !!!

  6. #6
    Custom User never's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    T0L0K0
    Posts
    3,735
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you looked at the manual from the RS website that I linked in your other thread, you will have seen the section about adding positive air pressure. And from the instructions in the manual, the fork doesn't have negative air pressure. You adjust rebound with the dial on the bottom of the leg.

  7. #7
    LSU Alum jameyj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    TX
    My Bikes
    2006 Trek 2100D - 2005 Giant NRS - 2004.5 Giant Suede
    Posts
    332
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Make sure you use a shock pump (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...Shock-Pump.htm) to pump up the fork. Your stand pump you use to pump of the tires will not work.
    Please consider supporting my efforts to help those with MS. -<>- jbj2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •