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  1. #1
    trail "cleaner"
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Pike owners.... what pressure are you running?

    I know a few of us are running Pikes on our RIP's. I've got the 150mm on my Al RIP and the 140mm on my RIP RDO. The 150mm was perfect out of the box. Smooth as butter and the faster, rougher it gets the better it feels. Well, the 140mm...... not so much. My riding weight fully geared runs about 175-180 pounds. On my last ride with it set at 50psi, low speed compression turned off and in the "open" position.... I'm still showing >1" of travel remaining on the O-ring. So, I'm dropping it down to 40 psi.... What's everyone running their PIKE psi at? Weight/fork travel would be good to include in the responses...

  2. #2
    Carbon & Ti rule
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    Apr 2009
    I'm about 190 + gear at the moment & have 75lb in my pike 140mm fork on my Rip9RDO & using full travel.

    I have not used any tokens.
    I have a 6 Berth & 2 Berth Motorhomes that I rent out . They are based in Tauranga, New Zealand

  3. #3
    Zak is offline
    Discernibly Turgid
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Let the pressure out, then pull the air cap and see how many volume reducer tokens (red threaded plastic discs) are in there - my Pike 140mm came with 2 and I couldn't get full travel at 150lbs. I've heard of them coming with 3 or even 4 tokens installed, which seems crazy. One token is much better for me, I'm running 65 psi.

  4. #4
    trail "cleaner"
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Holy Crap.... that appears to be possible root cause as mine also had two tokens threaded onto the air cap. I assumed there were none inside the fork as the bag of extra parts in the fork box had 2-3 of them. I guess RS is happy to give these things away..

  5. #5
    mtbr member
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    Jun 2013
    Hay bit late but I was running 65 psi in the 160mm travel . They was nice and plush I'm 168lbs . So I hit a light DH track and started bottoming them out . So now I'm up to 70psi they still feel good and I'm useing no tokens . I will be happy to get the psi right first before I start adding tokens . Brill fork I have to say :-)

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