I go both ways
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: Road Bikes: 2002 Litespeed Tuscany; 1996 Prototype Aluminum / MTB: 2005 SC Superlight, 1994 Trek 970
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Originally Posted by LowCel
All shocks require different pressures. It depends on the shock, the terrain, and the rider. Pretty much same goes for the tire.
Yep. Personally I usually won't run tube tires below 55 pounds, and I weigh about 175 - have gotten pinch flats and fast runs below that. Tubeless can run lower.
Shock manuacturers give you guidelines, then it becomes personal preference. My shock recommendation from Fox is 140 - 150 pounds, and I run right about 155 to stiffen the rear end for acceleration (of course, I'm coming off a hardtail so am used to it