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    Best high pressure pump

    I am getting a bike in the mail that is equipped with a Fox DHX Air 4.0 rear shock and Fox Talas 36 R 100-160mm front fork. Would the RockShox High-Pressure Shock Pump be a good pump for these?

    RockShox High-Pressure Shock Pump (300 psi max) : Amazon.com : Sports & Outdoors

    Thanks for your help.

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    I have one of those, they're fine. No complaints. Better than a Bontrager branded pump I have by a small margin. I guess it's not that hard to be a shock pump in all honesty; it doesn't get used all that much and so long as it works when I need it it's a good buy. You could spend more, but I doubt you'll get much more value.
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