Can I use a regular pump for a shock?

Can I use a regular pump for a shock?

Can I use a regular pump for a shock?

Yes, you need a shock pump. Shocks/forks are very high pressure, low volume air chambers. A floor pump is likely not going to be able to latch onto the air chamber schrader valve, or get you the pressure or precision you need for air suspension.

Do I need a special pump for suspension?

The answer is yes. A special shock pump is needed for properly adjusting an air shock. Unlike regular tire pumps, shock pumps are an instrument of precision. They inject a tiny amount of air into the chamber of a shock and increase the pressure to very high levels.

How do I pump up my bike shocks?

0:102:09How to pump your fork / shock - YouTubeYouTube

What is the difference between a shock pump and a tire pump?

A shock pump is designed to fill a very small volume of space with very high air pressures. A tire pump is designed to fill a large volume of air, to relatively low pressures, pretty quickly.

How do I pump up my shocks?

0:102:09How to pump your fork / shock - YouTubeYouTube

Is a shock pump the same as a TYRE pump?

A shock pump is designed to fill a very small volume of space with very high air pressures. A tire pump is designed to fill a large volume of air, to relatively low pressures, pretty quickly.

How do you pump up a shock without a shock pump?

Hold the cap inverted on the valve stem and tap it with a finger to release pressure in small spurts. Use an Allen key to tap the valve stem if your air cap won't do. Give your fork or shock a shove every so often to check for the correct pressure and stop when it feels close.

How do I pump up my rear shocks on my bike?

0:402:17How to use a PRO BIKE TOOL Shock Pump - YouTubeYouTube

Will any shock pump work?

You can use any pump that accepts a schraeder valve. Doesn't even have to be a shock specific pump. As long as the head will screw or otherwise attach to the schraeder valve it will work. Having a gauge is also important but not absolutely necessary.

Do you need a shock pump MTB?

For most modern mountain bike shocks, that means adjusting the air pressure inside the spring – and to do that you'll need a shock pump. Compared with a normal tyre pump, most shock pumps are designed to reach up to 300psi without straining a muscle or busting a seal.

Do you need to overinflate a shock pump?

  • You won’t get a slow hiss, which would happen if the pin were still engaged. Therefore, assuming your pump is not faulty, you do not need to ‘overinflate’ the shock to counter for air loss. That said, your shock will lose pressure when attaching your pump, as the pump’s chamber and hose need to fill to pressure.

What makes a good shock pump a good pump?

  • There are other factors that are crucial in determining a good pump though. For a shock pump to be good, it needs to be user-friendly. We tested the pump head for ease of use and compatibility – a big chuck won’t fit in every frame.

Do you need a shock pump for a mountain bike?

  • Every mountain biker needs one, at home and on the road – a shock pump is an essential tool in day-to-day mountain-bike life. We tested 15 models of all sizes and budgets to help you find the best all-rounder.

What kind of pump do you need for forks?

  • Decent pumps around £15. lightweight and portable, flexible hose makes inflation easy, track pumps and other pumps dont really work, forks and rear shocks in particular require very high pressures. Shocks need high pressure but very low volumes.

Related Posts: