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    Manitou Axel Elite

    Alright. Not being paranoid or anything, i just don't want to screw over my fork. The rides I am/will be doing will get dust, sand, mud, etc. flicked up into the fork area. Is there a lube or oil or something i should use, wipe it off with a rag, stuff like that.



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    nobody knows?


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    I've been using Finish Line Stanchion Lube on my Manitou's since mid-last year. Works great. I use it just as the instructions say and I haven't had a problem. It's kinda neat to see my bike all filthy and see the stanchions sooooo clean.

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    Aren't Axels grease lubed??

    Mine from '03 was... if yours still has the Microlube ports or if still uses grease as lubrication in the lowers, do not use stanchion lube.

    First - It will fight the grease lube inside the lowers and make kind of a paste that's more sticky.
    Second - It brings little benefits to the hard-chrome finish on Axel.

    If yous is semi-bathm then yeah... go for the stanchion lube.

    But golden rule is simply to keep stanchions clean and service the fork more often than usual if riding in nasty stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Aren't Axels grease lubed??

    Mine from '03 was... if yours still has the Microlube ports or if still uses grease as lubrication in the lowers, do not use stanchion lube.

    First - It will fight the grease lube inside the lowers and make kind of a paste that's more sticky.
    Second - It brings little benefits to the hard-chrome finish on Axel.

    If yous is semi-bathm then yeah... go for the stanchion lube.

    But golden rule is simply to keep stanchions clean and service the fork more often than usual if riding in nasty stuff.
    Sure your's was an '03, Warp? Last I saw/heard Manitou ditched MicroLube for their entire line-up starting in '03. IIRC, Dougal also posted about this sometime last year.
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