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Air Fork

kantspelkantspel Posts: 5
edited February 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm new to air forks and need some advice the fork is a Marzocchi 55 ATA I put air in both chambers when I got the forks about 4 weeks ago and rode the bike all was well i haven't been out on the bike for the last two weeks.

I went to go out on the bike today but when i got the bike out of the shed all the air was lost in both air chambers is this normal?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    edited February 2008
    no it is not normal.

    just to be clear. 2008 fork and it is the ATA not the ATA2?
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  • Yes it's the new 2008 fork 55 ATA the top of the range model.
    I suspected i would loose some air but not this much in just a month
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    I'd get them looked at, but it could be lack of use.

    If the forks have been in storage for any time, and/or you haven't used them since you've got them (whcih you apparently haven't much), it's possible that the internal seals and o-rings have startted to dry out.

    You need to keep cycling the action to keep the internal lubrication flowing and the seals in good condition!

    But get 'em checked out anyway, I heard that there was some problems with early 55s
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