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    How much PSI ?

    hi all, I was just wondering, how much psi are you running on your DC fork ? and for what type of riding ? I ask because I've always had my forks super stiff. because of short travel and harsher riding, but reciently I got a 170mm travel fork for my hardtail. what amount of psi should I run for downhill, how much for freeride ?. I like my forks a little plush so they'll still soak up the bumps. how much psi are you running ?
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    Depends on the fork, your weight and the conditions. Some are high pressure, some are low pressure, some use the air pressure to adjust the sag/preload and use coils for the main spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Depends on the fork, your weight and the conditions. Some are high pressure, some are low pressure, some use the air pressure to adjust the sag/preload and use coils for the main spring.
    hmm, well then. 05 kingpin. and you know the current conditions. all I know is that the stance fork is holding its own compared to my zocchi ....but i'm not sure how long that'll last.
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    I run mine at ZERO
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    Experiment, start with manufacture recomended then you know witch way to go .

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    Set it up the way it feels best to you - different people like their suspension setup diff!

    I like mine slightly on he firm side of plush.

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    Ideallly the fork should be plush and rideable at 0psi, and you add air to accomodate different conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I run mine at ZERO
    me too, I dont have air assist
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