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    oil weight advice needed

    im on an zoke 888vf with firmer springs, 210lb rider, mostly dh.
    zoke calls for 245ml in each leg, and 7.5wt. theres 200ml in there now.

    lots of local riders are running the same golden spectro but 10wt. so throw 200ml of 10wt in each leg, ride it, see how it feels, if i still need to slow down dampening just put a little more oil, or goto 15wt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by avalanche165
    im on an zoke 888vf, 210lb rider, mostly dh, firmer springs.
    zoke calls for 245ml in each leg, and 7.5wt.

    no ridiculously huge drops but with firm springs and 245 in each leg i think it'll cut travel. i thought about putting in 200ml golden spectro 10wt and cranking up the compression to compensate but i probably wouldnt get enough rebound right?

    what do you guys suggest? right now its just too fast
    I'd say about 225cc, that's what I'm running and I weigh 235. I also run 7.5 w/ firmer springs.
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    I run the the exact same setup as fred.r and wiegh about 210, so I would recommend you go that route first.

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    oils...

    this page has all the oil info you could want.
    buy the right thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skate
    I run the the exact same setup as fred.r and wiegh about 210, so I would recommend you go that route first.

    I would always lean to the lighter oils (7.5) this will give you more plushness
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