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    Keeping low pressure in shocks- OK?

    I've recently graduated from my old Jeckyl to a Gary Fisher Hifi Pro, and am absolutely loving it- what a difference it is to have an up to date bike that I can dial in to almost any kind of ride! Have a question, though- I'm only 105 lbs. and am running the shocks at pretty low pressure (50-70 lbs. in the rear, for example) to get the proper sag and fork rebound. Should I pump them up in between rides, or will they hold up long term just fine with pressure set that low?

    Thanks.

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    Check the pressure every few weeks. Shocks should not lose pressure that quickly.

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    ^^Thanks. Yeah, I check all pressures when I've been off my mountain bike for a few weeks (which is a sign my life isn't going right!). So far they're holding pressure just fine. My main concern is with the longevity of the shocks- if the internal seals will go bad if there's not enough pressure against them for long periods.

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