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    Desert Rider
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    RockShox Tora 318

    Well I pulled out the wallet and the Washingtons squinted from the long period in the dark.
    Yes I'm a cheapskate but I've been shopping around and when I saw the sale on Trek Fuel EX6 on sale for $300 less than anywhere else in the country (believe me I called around) I had to buy it.

    In three days I put on over 60mi of some very sick terrain and its handled well.
    I would like to get everything adjusted to me, however I'm not overly experienced in that department.

    The front suspension is a RockShox Tora; I'm 5'9'' and a bit over 190lbs (muscular/top heavy).
    What would be the best pressure setting for me riding XC rocky hills?

    Thanks in advance...
    Ed

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    is it an airfork? i think you'll just have to experiment. some like soft settings some like firm. does it have positive and negative air? just use the guide that comes with it to start.

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    The weight chart is on the back of the left fork leg.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    Quote Originally Posted by edkruzel
    Yes I'm a cheapskate
    Please explian...that Trek is a damn decent bike.



    The front suspension is a RockShox Tora; I'm 5'9'' and a bit over 190lbs (muscular/top heavy).
    What would be the best pressure setting for me riding XC rocky hills?

    Ed
    Firstly it will take a good 3hours of riding to wear the fork in, so do that first. Secondly there is a table on the back of the fork leg with a weight to psi suggestion. Pump it up to your weigh. Remeber this is only intended as a guide! Now ride around and see what you think, it all comes down to personal preference. Remeber you also have motion control that you should use when going over certain terrain, but again its all personal preference so there is no point in asking here. You also have Rebound Setting ( a knob under the fork leg) which will adjust how fast the fork 'returns'. Again personal preference.

    Get riding!

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    Desert Rider
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    Thanks Everyone,
    I'll keep playing with it. I've been on it everyday since its purchase and providing I don't work overtime tonight I'm hitting another unknown (to me anyway) trail in the area.

    Desert riding is tough but I have over 150mi of trails just moments from my home. Look up mountain biking in El Paso, TX.
    By the time I get back to the east coast I should be able to handle anything.

    Good Riding All,
    Ed

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