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ScarV1ScarV1 Posts: 8
edited April 2013 in MTB beginners
Hi, sorry for the noob questions but I have recently bought a second hand mtb to get back into it and found that even though I could jump a few months ago I seem to now be going all over the shore, something just doesn't feel right when taking off.. I have checked my bike and noticed that the PSI in my front shocks was at 0..... I was wondering if this would cause me to feel like the bike is not hitting a straight line when taking off normal sized jumps....

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    and the fork is a?
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  • ScarV1ScarV1 Posts: 8
    Sorry, it's an old bike, Marin east peak with rock shox pilot...
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    ScarV1 wrote:
    Sorry, it's an old bike, Marin east peak with rock shox pilot...
    not old.

    which Pilot? XC or SL or?

    there are a few.

    and what year?

    or post up a picture.
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  • ScarV1ScarV1 Posts: 8
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    ok pilot SL.

    what is your weight? not that it gives a good guide.

    what is a better option is to see how much sag you get in normal riding position (you want about 20%) and add or take air away.
    <65 kg - none
    65-72 kg 0-5 psi
    72-82 kg 5-10 psi
    82-90 kg 10-15 psi
    >99 kg 15-20 psi
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  • ScarV1ScarV1 Posts: 8
    I'm 78kg...

    When you say sag do you mean how much it compresses when just riding on a flat??
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    ScarV1 wrote:
    I'm 78kg...

    When you say sag do you mean how much it compresses when just riding on a flat??
      something like that, look here
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/artic ... sag-34289/
      also if its the same pilot my mate has on his eastpeak, it isn't an air fork, it's a coil with air assist, and it's likely from the early 2000's, probably needs a service
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  • ScarV1ScarV1 Posts: 8
    Cheers guys....
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