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post #1 of 7 Old 08-07-2005, 10:41 PM
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Fork oil recomend...

I'm having my forks straightened after a get off a few weeks ago and the guy doing the work needs to know what fork oil I want. Since this is an opportunity to make a change, what would you guys recomend?

I'm about 250# and ride failry aggressively, but I also don't like a really harsh ride. Don't go off road much either.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-07-2005, 11:19 PM
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7.5 weight and while you have the chance change out the stock springs.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-08-2005, 09:03 AM
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I am with C2W, we both switched to Wilbers progressive springs and 7.5wt fluid. Big improvement.
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What were the forks doing that you didn't like, and what are they doing after the 7.5 / wilber's modification?

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They were way too soft and gave a lot of brake dive. With the firmer springs and heavier fluid the ride is much better. More smooth and much less brake dive.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-09-2005, 07:47 AM
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Sweet. Same fork oil height, just 7.5 wt?

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I went with 150mm airspace when fully compressed without springs in place. That was right at 500ml per fork tube.
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