- who's stolen 10mm from me?
SOAP – re your first pic, on my 120mm Rebas, which do measure 120mm from the top of the stanchion to the top of the seal, I can’t actually see the ‘5%’ mark on the 120mm scale at all.
Those things are nonsense, basically. (Like the pressure charts in my experience, too).Posted 4 years agoigmSubscriber
My 100m Rebas (solo air) had the same problem.
They need to be fully extended for the transfer port to work. If there is too much pressure in the neg chamber they never fully extend and don’t balance the pressures (so they don’t fully extend and so on).
Solution. Either pull them to full extension, or for a gentler option pump them up until they fully extend, where upon you can reduce the pressure in both chambers together.
Don’t ask how they get out of kilter in the first place. Probably someone sitting on the bike / compressing the fork while they let air out – exactly the way I used to dial in the sag.Posted 4 years ago
Soap I’ve just noticed mine are doing exactly the same, I only randomly looked due to this thread but exactly the same as yours in the pic…so did taking the lowers off sort it? Mine are 2013 solo air too, how easy is it to remove the lowers? And what exactly did you do to get them back to normal?
hope you can help, thought the stanchion looked a bit shorter just recently, that’ll be why then!
Help!Posted 4 years ago
phew – sorted mine! thanks for this thread SOAP – i dont think for one minute id have ever noticed this if not for this thread 😆
forks feel much more plush again now in compression, which is weird, not that they felt terrible before just feel ALOT smoother again now back at full travel
must have been trapped air somewhere i can only imagine, it defo affected the feel of the forks though!
mine still did the suck down thing after 2 emptyings of the solo air to 0 psi, i then at 0 psi pulled the forks from the arch/crown and it still sucked up after that, i then pumped the forks upto 125 psi and that fully extended the forks (but obviously no use to me at that psi, i usually run 65psi on these), then pulled on the forks at the arch/crown again, i then let out all the air again to 0 psi, and repeated a few times……finally when i had the forks at 0 psi after a few times of the above cycle i then pulled on the lowers and it wasnt sucking back up, could just pull and push the forks with no sucking up at all, so pulled them to full extension and then pumped upto 65 psi, and it was at full travel, did the same again just to check and it was fine again!
nice one soap for bringing this up, not sure what it was, trapped air, but its made the forks feel nicer through the travel again!
ps ive no idea how long mine have been like this, they defo werent like that new, ive had them a few months now…..just hope it doesnt do it after everysingle ride though as dont want to be faffing like that every ride to get full travel! it did seem fine today though after numerous cycles through the travelPosted 4 years ago
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