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Old 11-19-04, 03:57 PM
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rear shock pressure**********?

I bought a giant nrs about a month ago, and after 3 weeks of riding i noticed that I had to Air up the rear shock(sid) before I ride. I do xc only and no big drops. I weigh in at a whopping 145 lbs soaking wet. What I was wondering was how long is the shock supposed to hold air. I put 150 in the top and 130 in the bottom. After riding for 3 hours the top was fine, but the bottom had leaked 50 lbs. And if it sits for 2 days it'll leak down completely. I sent it off to rock shox to be rebuilt and they sent it back saying there was no problem. Are they right and you have to constantly put air in it, or do I have a problem.

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anybody?
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Sorry I don't use air shocks...it 'sounds' wrong. But beyond that, if rockshox says it is ok, they likely aren't lying
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Sounds like a problem to me. I have a Fox Float-R shock that's a few years old...when I first got it it leaked air, although not as badly as what you are describing. I sent it away to be rebuilt and it hasn't leaked at all that I've noticed. I change the shock pressure pretty often though, like for urban or xc use. But the bike has sat for a few weeks at a time without noticeable leaks.
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