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Rock Shox max air pressure?

D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
edited December 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi I purchased a set of Rock Shox Reba RL Dual Air's which I'm happy with, but I'm using all of the 100mm travel and I have 130psi in +ve & -ve chambers, I weigh in at 95k or 210Lbs @6'3 and need to put more pressure in to them but I don't what to over pressurise them and end up blowing a seal.
All I'm working from is a sticker chart on the rear of the fork, and all it states is +130psi for my weight.

Any help will be most helpfull
I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
Cube Acid 2010
Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    They don't list one - but use whatever pressure is needed to give you the sag you require.
  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    What year? 2013 listed here:

    Mine are 2012 and I'm sure the max PSi is stated as 150, but I can't remember where I got that from (I may have made it up, but I'm heavier than you and run about 130) and the manual is buried in the shed somewhere. The bike with Rebas on lives in the shed and they haven't liked the cold weather - I think they need a little more pressure, but I have just used the other bike that lives in the house.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    mcnultycop wrote:

    Thanks very much, 200 psi is the max psi then. I've been trashing my HT a bit to hard down the trails and over working the front end. I've been moving the rubber band marker all the way to the top of it's travel.
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    It's supposed to use all the travel - that's what it's for.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

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    Parktools
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    cooldad wrote:
    It's supposed to use all the travel - that's what it's for.

    I might as well drop the psi down to 80psi in the +ve & -ve chambers. I'd be using all the travel :|
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I think you're missing the point.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    cooldad wrote:
    I think you're missing the point.
    No I think it was you. I did say I was "trashing" the bike down hill and "over working" the front. I suppose I should of said bottoming it out. But I did think I'd be picked up on it.
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    cooldad wrote:
    If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?

    So your happy if your fork doesn't bottoms out? Each to their own.
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    D4V1D wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?

    So your happy if your fork doesn't bottoms out? Each to their own.
    I think you are having comprehension issues. I said the fork needs to bottom out a bit. What you are saying I'm not sure.
    I am happy if my fork does use all the travel - and hence bottoms out.

    ps it's you're. Your indicates possession.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    cooldad wrote:
    D4V1D wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel - what does 'overworking' mean?

    So your happy if your fork doesn't bottoms out? Each to their own.
    I think you are having comprehension issues. I said the fork needs to bottom out a bit. What you are saying I'm not sure.
    I am happy if my fork does use all the travel - and hence bottoms out.

    ps it's you're. Your indicates possession.

    I'm just noting you down as a Troll
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: You use that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    I'm not sure what bit of "If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel" you don't understand.

    I am not trolling - you need to get a balance between using all the travel, and not bottoming out all the time.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    cooldad wrote:
    To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: You use that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    I'm not sure what bit of "If they're not bottoming out at least a few times a ride, you're not using all the travel" you don't understand.

    I am not trolling - you need to get a balance between using all the travel, and not bottoming out all the time.
    TROLL
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    D4V1D wrote:
    Any help will be most helpfull
    Obviously not.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    cooldad wrote:
    D4V1D wrote:
    Any help will be most helpfull
    Obviously not.
    TROLL
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    D4V1D wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    D4V1D wrote:
    Any help will be most helpfull
    Obviously not.
    TROLL
    Oh shutup, and go back to O level English class.
  • D4V1DD4V1D Posts: 233
    D4V1D wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    D4V1D wrote:
    Any help will be most helpfull
    Obviously not.
    TROLL
    Oh shutup, and go back to O level English class.

    Trolls friend
    I'm not a racer, but I like to churn out 2-3hr rides,
    I love Cannock and Llandegla cycle parks.
    Cube Acid 2010
    Upgraded RockShox Reba RL Forks, twin air.
    Updrade RockShox dropper seat post.
    Went tubeless DIY style using a 20" BMX tube. Lasting well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    D4V1D wrote:
    D4V1D wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    D4V1D wrote:
    Any help will be most helpfull
    Obviously not.
    TROLL
    Oh shutup, and go back to O level English class.

    Trolls friend
    Oh, excellent witty riposte there sir!
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    ps we could never be friends. He's from Gateshead, I'm from Sunderland. Inconceivable.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
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