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I just set up my Blur this weekend and this is my first FS bike - this is my first experience with an air shock. I have the 5th element progressive air shock.

When I pump up the IFP side of the shock, it seems like I could max out the pressure with just one or two strokes of the progressive shock pump. But the front chamber pumps up more gradually like I'd expect.

Does this sound normal? I almost feel like I distrust the pump gauge.

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wolfereeno said:
I just set up my Blur this weekend and this is my first FS bike - this is my first experience with an air shock. I have the 5th element progressive air shock.

When I pump up the IFP side of the shock, it seems like I could max out the pressure with just one or two strokes of the progressive shock pump. But the front chamber pumps up more gradually like I'd expect.

Does this sound normal? I almost feel like I distrust the pump gauge.

Thanks
I remember I usually need around 3-5 strokes to get 100psi in my 5th's IFP. That's a 7.875 5th AIR on my 2004 blur, so it should be the same as yours.
 

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wolfereeno said:
I just set up my Blur this weekend and this is my first FS bike - this is my first experience with an air shock. I have the 5th element progressive air shock.

When I pump up the IFP side of the shock, it seems like I could max out the pressure with just one or two strokes of the progressive shock pump. But the front chamber pumps up more gradually like I'd expect.

Does this sound normal? I almost feel like I distrust the pump gauge.

Thanks
Sounds pretty normal. Remember that the IFP chamber is tiny compared to the main chamber. One of the supposed benefits of the 5th Air is also that the main chamber is larger than other air shocks so you get more volume in there.
 
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