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taikuodo said:
Yeah, I read this :
http://www.bikewebsite.com/suspension.htm
And it says that you could use a foot pump if you need too

is this right? I'm lightweight, and only need to air up the shock to like 70-90 PSI.
doesn't matter if it's a hand pump or foot pump, as long as it's got a gauge. one that reads 0-100 or 150psi will be whatcha want. I wouldn't want to carry that foot pump around in my camelback though :rolleyes:
 

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Thats true, but if you got the shock dialed in one way or the other, theres no point for a 16 y/o to go blow off $40 on a smaller pump is there? =)

(Shock pumps.. I always thought were different than the pumps you use to pump up your tires...)
 

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I don't know how true this is, but i figured the only difference between the shock pumps and the ones for your tires is that the shock pumps pump less volume but can handle a higher compression. Hence, they can go to 150psi and some to 300psi. A lot of tire pumps i've seen top out around 120psi. So a bigger person that needs a higher pressure would probably need to buy a shock pump. I'm rather new too the whole air shocks thing so somebody might wanna confirm or deny what i've said here.
 

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Slovenian6474 said:
I don't know how true this is, but i figured the only difference between the shock pumps and the ones for your tires is that the shock pumps pump less volume but can handle a higher compression. Hence, they can go to 150psi and some to 300psi. A lot of tire pumps i've seen top out around 120psi. So a bigger person that needs a higher pressure would probably need to buy a shock pump. I'm rather new too the whole air shocks thing so somebody might wanna confirm or deny what i've said here.
that's about right, it'll be tough to get a foot pump to high pressure, as it's a high volume-low pressure pump.
Shock pumps are low volume-high pressure. (and you should be able to find one for ~$20.)
but if the foot pump works for the poor teenager:p, use it;), but realize it won't do much high pressure as it's probably not designed for it. if the gauge goes up to 100psi, it'll hopefully continue to work.
 

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Ok, Yeah I just needed to know if there was a difference in the kind of connection they used or something.

My fork recommends 70-90PSI for under 140 lbs and not sure what rear should be though (Rockshox Ario 2.1).
 
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