I'd been thinking about this for a while, and another thread on here prompted me.
A lot of modern forks are now semi-bath, where, while there's a lubricating oil bath in the fork, the damper oil is separate from it. All Rock Shox with Motion Control or Mission Control are like this, as are the FIT equipped Fox32, Fox36, and Fox40 forks.
Since the lubricating oil is now separate from the damper, is there a better choice out there than suspension oil? While it's good for damping, it might not have the best characteristics for a lubricating oil. I know several people who use motor oil in theirs' because it's designed to stick to internal parts better and has anti-wear additives (though forks probably don't hit the pressures and temperatures to make it relevant).
So what's the word? Are there better, safe options than normal suspension oil?
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