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Air Fork Pressure Maintenance Guide

To ensure that our products perform at their best over time, it's essential that you carry out appropriate routine maintenance and upkeep. If these steps are ignored, the lifespan of the product may decrease, and the shock absorption capability of the front fork could become compromised.

Here are some key points to keep in mind:

Air forks primarily serve the purpose of air pressure-based shock absorption. The standard design can be filled using a common air pump attached to the valve. To maximize the front fork's performance each time you use it, we recommend checking that the air pressure aligns with the suggested guidelines before each use. If the air pressure appears low, and the shock absorption seems softer, please inflate the fork promptly to ensure it functions as intended.

Be aware that if the front fork remains unused for an extended period, the air pressure may be influenced by the surrounding environment. Moreover, the long-term inactivity and compression of the internal sealing ring can cause a decrease in air pressure, leading to subpar shock absorption rebound. If you find yourself in this situation, you might need to inflate the fork yourself, or have it inflated at a bike shop. The level of inflation pressure can be adjusted for your personal comfort. If left uninflated, the air pressure can dwindle, much like a tire, and this can cause a variety of problems.

Here's a handy reference table for air pressure inflation based on weight:

  • For weights ≤63KG, recommended pressure: 50--70PSI
  • For weights 63-72KG, recommended pressure: 70-80PSI
  • For weights 72-81KG, recommended pressure: 80-90PSI
  • For weights 81-90KG, recommended pressure: 90-100PSI
  • For weights ≥90KG, recommended pressure: 100PSI

Remember, regularly checking and maintaining your air fork pressure is part of responsible bike ownership and can greatly enhance your overall cycling experience.