WP AER fork internal air leak

Pete Payne

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Looks like it has been very quiet in here.
What topics would you guys like to talk about?

I have attached a pic of a 2018 WP AER fork (air side) that had an internal leak .
Customer was complaining about how the fork rode high in the stroke regardless of the air pressure he used.
If this internal chamber seal leaks, the air leaks to the outer chamber of the fork that is supposed to be no pressure in it.
And this will make the fork ride very high in the stroke.
 

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#2
Hey Pete, thanks for the post.

Are the mfg's moving away from the air forks these days (maybe already have?), I don't recall seeing much good said about them? What's your take from the suspension guy's point of view?
 
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Pete Payne

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Hey Pete, thanks for the post.

Are the mfg's moving away from the air forks these days (maybe already have?), I don't recall seeing much good said about them? What's your take from the suspension guy's point of view?
The WP guys nailed it on the air fork compared to their competition. But the AER can be made a lot better.

I personaly favor the spring forks, some call me old school.