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Old 08-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by tserts
Just a quick note on the front fork oil, I saw at an earlier post that you have bought the recommended sae10w hyperpro oil, however for your height and weight I'd go a bit thicker, at sae15w. I have hyperpro on two bikes and I used 15w on both of them, contrary to what the dealer said. Mind you the oil only affects the "rebound", the upward extension of the suspension, so a thicker oil would give a smoother rebound after compression. You could swap them at a local dealer as they have the same cost.

I'm 6,3 (193cm) and 90kg (you'll have to convert that ) and the 15w has worked really well for me.

The oil was supplied with the spring so I can't just swap it. I'll try it with the 10wt and see how it is. I fully expect a lot of messing around to get things adjust properly but that was the whole point of converting to adjustable forks!
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