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    Salsa Relish shock

    I recently purchased a salsa dos niner, and I'm wondering how to pressurize the relish shock. I've used my foot pump with the schrader connection but it seems like the pressure builds really quickly - less than two pumps and I'm at 60 psi. Is that normal and am I doing this correctly?

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    no your not. the air volume in a bicycle suspension component (even the "high volume" ones) weather front or rear holds a pretty small volume of air compared to the inner tube that your foot style pump was designed to inflate. What you need is a suspension specific pump. They have tiny little barrels that almost seem to small but they are the only thing out there that will allow you to change the pressure by small increments accurately.

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    Yep

    As was mentioned, you need a suspension specific pump. Run you $20 -$35 ....at your LBS.
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    x2. You'll blow the seals on any shock that you use a floor pump on. And most definintely stay away from the compressor!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowdownca
    x2. You'll blow the seals on any shock that you use a floor pump on. And most definintely stay away from the compressor!!!
    you will blow the seals if you put to much air in the spring, what you use to do that with is irrelevant.

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    Thanks all for the replies and advice.

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