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recon psi mystery

mlbakermlbaker Posts: 77
edited February 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello, I have to Recon Silver's that needed some TLC which they got but they still have an issue where I can pump them up way above the psi for my weight (80kg = 100psi) and they don't feel any noticeably harder. I've got them at 200psi now.
Anybody got any ideas?


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    What happens to the sag, you have to bear in mind the pressure goes up as they sag (which gives them the progression) so off the bike you won't notice much difference when compressing by hand between say 160 and 190psi, but you will when you ride it.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • sag seems to remain the same irrespective of PSI. I'm changing the valve core to remove that from the suspects
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Possibly try a different pump the gauge might be bust
    Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap
  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    Sounds like a fault in the forks or your pump. There is a difference in with my recon golds even with minor differences in PSI.
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