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Old 08-16-03, 06:39 AM
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Rear shock adjustment

After my ride two nights ago, I noticed the o-ring of my Fox Float L shock had rolled off the shock body and was dangling underneath. I assume this was caused by the rear shock bottoming out, but I am not 100% sure since I didn't *see* it happen.

If the rear shock *did* bottom out, does this mean the preload needs to be adjusted? I am a heavy rider (215) so it's completely possible I bottomed it out jumping off a curb or over one of those large branches on my ride.

If so, no big deal since I just bought the bike and the shop offered to fine tune it for free after a few rides. I also work there.

Eventually I'll own a shock pump and learn to do this sort of stuff myself.

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Old 08-17-03, 12:50 PM
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pudge, dont take this the wrong way, but dont you think you should read the manual that came with your new bike? I'll bet if you do you'll find pre-load instructions and recommended pressures for your body weight.
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Originally posted by mightypudge

If so, no big deal since I just bought the bike and the shop offered to fine tune it for free after a few rides. I also work there.

Eventually I'll own a shock pump and learn to do this sort of stuff myself.
Your shock didn't come with a shock pump? Odd, I thought most bikes sold with air shocks came with a shock-pump from the shock manufacturer. You might want to go back to your bike shop and confirm this with them.
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