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Firstly sorry if this has been covered before ive looked on google for ages for info on my problem but cant find anything. I've got a brand new rockshox pike solo air 160mm fork. I set the air pressure up to my riding weight as advised by rockshox which was around 95psi. I took the bike out for its first ride after finishing the build and on my first bit of tech trail the forks lost all there travel and the bike was un ridable I checked the air pressure and it was now at 50psi . The lockout does also not work correctly. Now this is my first ever air fork so I am unsure if my fork is damaged or if I have made a noob error with setting it up. If anyone could advise me I would really appreciate it . Thanks.
 

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Good chance the quad ring on the air spring piston is faulty. Take out the air spring and change that ring. That could fix your problem.
 

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Good chance the quad ring on the air spring piston is faulty. Take out the air spring and change that ring. That could fix your problem.
Possibly I am afraid I may void the warranty opening the fork up though. Just wondered if I had incorrectly set the fork up and that may have been the issue.
 

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Or have RockShox replace it with one that works, maybe the LBS can help. Bummer to have new kit f'd up.
Yeah Im gutted tbh they came from germany so my bikes going to be out of action while they are returned if they will accept that the fork is faulty.
 

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Maybe the valve core is a little loose, and just needs snugged up a little? Your shop should have a tool to check. As for the lockout, it will not be totally locked out, you should still be able to compress the shock a small amount. Hopefully it is not faulty, good luck.
 

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Well I bought it online from germany and they have requested I send it back to them so it goes back to rockshox on warranty.
 

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Bummer on the return to base warranty, that's the risk vs $$ gamble.
I wonder what the general consensus is on Pike long term reliability? Always hard to assess from reviews/and forums... (need a decent sized sample group).
 

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I just got a new Rock Shox Pike fork a couple of days ago and I'm loosing tons of air too. What need up happening with your fork?
 
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