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    Help with front shock

    I'm new to this whole front shock thing and could use some info/advice.

    I bought a Warrior Expert about 2 weeks ago. The manual for the Marzocchi EXR Pro Air fork doesn't state what pressure should be used to effectively lock out the fork. The manual has pressure ranges for different weights but nothing about max pressure.

    The guys at Performance didn't have a clue. They seemed to think that since the pressure gauge on the shock pump went to 300psi that the fork should be able to handle it. That seemed rather ignorant to me. ;-)

    Should I get the Marzocchi shock pump or should the 'generic' one from Performance be OK? It would be nice to have more granular pressure guage, but how important is that?

    Any help/info/advice in getting oriented around this shock is appreciated. thx

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    Check Marzocchi's site for a tuning manual, and until you find out otherwise run the fork at the recommended pressure / sag for your weight. Why would you want to "lock it out"? (which isn't going to work anyway). If you don't want suspension buy a rigid fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dusty
    Check Marzocchi's site for a tuning manual, and until you find out otherwise run the fork at the recommended pressure / sag for your weight. Why would you want to "lock it out"? (which isn't going to work anyway). If you don't want suspension buy a rigid fork.

    I do a bit of road riding, so to lock it out for road riding/climbing. I don't want to have to swap forks just to go for a road ride.

    I'll willing to plead ignorance on the whole 'lock out an air shock' thing. When climbing I feel it compressing and don't want to waste energy compressing the shock needlessly. Maybe it's really not an issue I should worry about. That's why I 'm asking. :-)

    As for the shock pump to use; does it really matter?
    thx

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    Some forks have as lockout function that doesn't allow movement, but if yours doesn't you may just want to run it stiff on the road (about 65 psi looks like the max). Air forks don't generally run anything near 300 psi (that's for rear shocks) so the performance guys are confused.

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