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Old 04-28-07, 03:51 PM   #1
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Rock Shox Pilot ???????

Just got a used Trek Fuel 80 with a Pilot fork and the book says not to exceed 50 lbs of pressure but it's still a little soft for me (225 lbs) Has anyone went beyond 50 lbs ?
This will be just for a short time going to a Reba soon.
Would a fork rebuild help in the meantime?
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Is the 50 lbs for the preload? I had a pilot or two, but they were spring with air preload. As for the spring I couldn't get it stiff enough for me at 150lbs so I put heavier viscosity oil in it and that helped alot!
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Air is for preload. I seen some heavier springs in the spare parts on Rock Shox's website.
What wt. oil should I use? Or just use the 5wt and change springs ?
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At 220lbs you may want to incorperate both. I went from 5wt oil to ten, but 15 might be called for in this case. That plus a stronger spring, could take care of it. When is your other fork coming?
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Rock Shox said to use 15wt, Going to order Reba Tues or Wed, just wanted to ride teh Fuel today and didn't want to bust any seals by over inflating, I am at 60 lbs now and thought about slowing the rebound down a little, it's as fast as it goes now.
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Back to top for this older thread.. FYI the 50 psi is a misprint in the manual. there is a thread about it somewhere. Top pressure is actually supposed to be only 20 psi for this fork. They sell a heavy duty spring and combined with 15 weight stiffens it up quite a bit. I have a two of them now. they are a decent super cheap fork but nothing fancy or to write home about..
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Put the heaviest spring in and 15wt oil rode one time and oil seal on top blew put. Threw it in the parts ben and put on a Reba Race and LOVING it.
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the spring kit's on ebay for like $40
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