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    Suspension Fork Lube

    Hi, I'm looking at buying some fork lube but deciding what to buy has been quite confusing. Ive searched all over and found lots of answers, but there so many different ones I wanted to get an opinion here.

    I've just ordered some Finish Line Wet for my chain, SteveUK mentioned in his Fork and Shock cleaning guide he uses Teflon Finish Line Dry. Would i be able to use the Finish Line Wet on my forks? Or am i better getting something that's specifically for forks?

    Also would i buy two separate products for both forks and rear shock?

    Thanks

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    That stuff will just make a mess. What makes you think you need the fork lube? Ride your bike and wipe it down with a wet rag after, and you'll be good to go.

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    Not trying to be too harsh. Fork oil goes in the fork ,not on it. Read the sevice manual .

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    Just from reading the cleaning guides, most of them clean the forks and lube them afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCO7TY View Post
    Just from reading the cleaning guides, most of them clean the forks and lube them afterwards.
    Don't make things complicated for yourself. You likely won't see and/or feel any difference using a fork lube. Ride your bike, clean it and maintain it after.

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    Finish Line Stanchion Lube makes them slide in and out a little smoother.

    There are customer reviews here:
    Amazon.com: Finish Line Stanchion Lube / Pure Fluoro Oil 15gr Squeeze Bottle: Sports & Outdoors

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    Thanks I'll have a look at this

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    I used the finish line stanchion oil on my raidon when it started to squeak during compression. All is quiet and much smoother now

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