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Fork oil
#1
Ive to service 2 sets of shocks

Rockshox reba race- 2009
Fox f32 Fit - 2010

The rebas need 15w & 5w, the fox 10w

Question is I see you can buy motorcycle fork oil at the same weights for MUCH cheaper - eg

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As far as im aware/would think its the same stuff??

Any ideas?
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#2
I currently have Castrol motorbike fork oil in my 36's, it's supposed to be just as good as the Fox stuff. Must do mine again.
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#3
&quot;dgw15&quot; Wrote:Ive to service 2 sets of shocks

Rockshox reba race- 2009
Fox f32 Fit - 2010

The rebas need 15w & 5w, the fox 10w

Question is I see you can buy motorcycle fork oil at the same weights for MUCH cheaper - eg

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nielsencdg.co.uk/acatalog/castrol_fork_gear_oils_brake_fluids_collants.html">http://www.nielsencdg.co.uk/acatalog/ca ... lants.html</a><!-- m -->

As far as im aware/would think its the same stuff??

Any ideas?
I would say the Castrol Motorcycle stuff would be every bit as good (and probably the same) as any MTB stuff. Motorcycle forks are just as sophisticated (with ajustable preload, rebound and compresion)and work just as hard, probably for longer.
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#4
Your forks are still in warranty.........use the proper stuff!
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#5
Fancy doing my rev's whilst your at it ? Big Grin
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#6
A week back mojo had run out of the fox stuff and were telling people to use decent motorbike oil.

I use castrol stuff and its perfect.
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#7
I will be doing the same to my Fox's before SITS and was wondering the exact same thing so thanks Derek. Although Sailor does bring up a valid point. In a warranty situation would Fox/Mojo/TFT or whoever be able to tell the difference between Castol or Fox? I assume that the float fluid is the only thing where you have no alternative option?
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
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#8
Wow - i used some stuff from CRC which cost nearly twice that.  I needed 5, 10 and 15wt to do 2 sets of forks so bought the 5 and 15 and combined them for the 10wt.  Seems to have been OK so far!!
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#9
Yeh ill probably take a chance on the warrenty thing - worst case is if they went that wrong ill get some "proper" oil shove it in before returning.

Like pitgoats idea of mix 5 & 15 = 10w, more savings again, & yeh float fluid will have to be the regular stuff, though I managed to blag a few pillows of that at bike radar as freebies.
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