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Old 04-07-05, 07:00 PM   #1
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Suspension problem?

I don't know if it's just what the suspension fork is suppose to do, but everytime they compress it makes a hissing noise. Like air is escaping somewhere. I just want to make sure just in case it's not suppose to do that I can take it back to my LBS and get it replaced.

BTW I have a 05 Gary Fisher Opie (just got it a few days ago) It has Insync Edge 4 front suspension (100mm travel) I figure these are decent, but I know they are not the best. Anyway, if someone can just give me some advice about these things. Thanks
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Old 04-07-05, 07:12 PM   #2
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im unfimiliar with that fork but i assume its just a coil over(no dampening) the hissing you hear is the air escaping as the fork compressses. nothin to worry about at all. all coil overs make that noise
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never heard it from mine hmmmm
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Its because it doesnt have a sealed air chamber; its just a couple sliding tubes with springs.
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Its because it doesnt have a sealed air chamber; its just a couple sliding tubes with springs.
and a flexy steerer...MZ SUCKS!
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Maybe I misunderstood but he is not talking about MZ, he is talking about InSync.
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i know, i was refering to the fork pwrd has, and that i had til this happened
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Damn they suck balls!
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any fork will bend if you land on it right with the unnamed amount of pressure....
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Yes, but he probably wouldnt have bent a DJ series fork from that crash.
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Okay, well the question still remains. Should I just go ahead and take it to my LBS?
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Nope. Its not malfuctioning. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your fork.
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