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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:09 pm 
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hi guys,

ok so my mtb knowledge lacks, coming from a purely road background, but recently got hold of a mtb with 2014 rockshox reba rl forks.

I read the label on the fork and put in the required air for my weight range, however, after a couple rides with some considerable drops/rocky sections I am failing to max out the forks (or at least, get within 3cm of using all the forks travel).

As such, Id like to reduce the air pressure - how do I go about this? It doesnt seem to be mentioned anywhere in the manual that came with the bike and all I can find online is info on how to do a full fork service - surely releasing air is as simple as putting it in!?

thanks for any help

will


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:16 pm 
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Attach the shock pump and press the button to let some air out.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:55 pm 
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as stated. most shock pumps have a bleed valve to release air. failing that it's just a schraeder valve (like your car). just push the centre of the valve in (with a small allen key or your finger nail usually works). that'll likely release too much air and you'll have to pump back up to your desired amount. be aware that when you press the centre of the valve it'll probably squirt some fork oil out with the air so stay out of the firing line.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:59 pm 
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beauty thanks guys


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For info, the printed pressures are 'very safe' and almost always far harder than you need or want.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:14 pm 
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TheRookie wrote:
For info, the printed pressures are 'very safe' and almost always far harder than you need or want.


^ Much agreed. If it says run 80psi for my weight, I usually end up preferring closer to 65-70psi. Also, a changed of 1-2psi does make a difference, as well as 1-2 clicks of rebound, so play around for a few minutes trying some different pressure/rebound clicks.


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