Q1. Do AIR SHOCKS lose AIR over USE and/or TIME?
NOTES: Apart from the cheapest Full Suspension MTB's or serious DH Full suspension MTB's, most XC Full Suspension MTB's are now AIRSHOCK, instead of the latter mentioned which are commonly COILSHOCK.
There is a few brands of AIRSHOCK manufacturers (And their model ranges), hence air leakage is likely to be different over:
(Large impacts, bottoming out & normal general use) and
(In general use, etc OR unmoving)
~ ROCK SHOX
~ SR SUNTOUR
Obviously there is the more conventional:
~ COIL REAR SHOCK
(Adjuster lock ring
to change softness/hardness, that according to most doesn't vibrate lose easily).
~ COIL & ELASTOMER SPRING FRONT SUSPENSION
(Top cap adjuster
that according to most doesn't vibrate lose easily).
Q2. So coil & elastomer FRONT/REAR shocks according to most don't need regular adjustment, but do AIRSHOCKS need regular adjustment, how often?
Q3. OK pumping up your AIRSHOCK shouldn't be too onerous (i.e: Not ridiculously hard), Or is it?
Glancing at some AIRSHOCKS, they appear to be schrader type (Car type valve, which in my opinion is easier then presta, road bike type valve).
Well some tyres/innertubes can be frustrating to pump up!
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 23#1175923
Given some AIRSHOCKs need pumping upto 300psi, my track pump only goes up to 180psi, so if you're AIRSHOCK loses pressure on rides, carry around your HIGH PRESSURE SHOCK PUMP? Just something else in your rucksack I suppose, still during competitive races, not something you want to happen!
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008