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    2014 Reba RL stanchion lube?

    got a new 2014 bike with a Reba fork and although the 2014 manual does not mention stanchion lube (other than soaking the sponges prior to reassmbly), I am sure I read that you can improve fork performance with a "treatment". Has anyone used the Finish Line stanchion lube? They state it will not harm wipers/seals...can't get a good answer re oil contamination though.

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    It's a lube. Probably good for the seals. I use silicone spray on my Manitou and on my Marzocchi because that's what Marz recommends. Figure it will be good for the Manitou too. If someone gave me a bottle of Finish Line stanchion lube, I'd happily use that as well.
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    I've used the finish line stanchion lube and it works well. It is very "frictionless" and very slick, so it helps shed some dirt as well as keeping everything working smoothly. I can't say it's anything noticeable while riding, but definitely in the shop pushing down on the fork you can notice it being smoother.
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    Here's a mod to increase small bump compliance. It starts at #72.
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    I like the Finish Line stanchion Lube too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisF View Post
    I like the Finish Line stanchion Lube too.
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