Reply To: Rock Shox bottoming out on top of the tire, help needed

"Jeremy_Green" wrote

From reading the charts I am definitely thinking you need to be in the high 40’s range on the fork. Some of the pressure will be lost in the hose when you release the pump from the fork so you will probably need to over fill it and get a good guess at how much rushes out.

A couple of people were mentioning using a shock pump but I don’t think you need one for your specific fork because it allows you to use the needle rather than having to screw the pump onto the fork like newer forks.

Thanks Jeremy. Even though I pump the PSI to about 70, when I remove the fill needle the air pressure drops to about 25, in about 2 seconds, before I can replace the fill screw and stop the air loss. Any suggestions?
Thanks again,