Do I have to use Fork Juice or will any lube spray do?
I use Fenwicks stuff, sure it’s nothing magic but it does the trick. Can’t be bothered chancing knackering loads of forks.
Used to use a different brand, can’t quite recall what it was called. It came in a stupid little bottle that was totally impossible to squeeze onto stanchions. Truely was a wonder of modern design.Posted 4 years agoDrPMember
If you want nice smelling stuff, get the Juicy Lubes Frame Juice…..
Also, the Fork Juice, though pricey, does make the forks nicer, and it’s satisfying to know you’re clearing all the gunk from the seals with it too..
Plus, the spray means I can get it onto my rear shock shaft, which is a real pain if trying with oils… (meta 5)
DrPPosted 4 years agoplyphonMember
I use a fenwicks silicon spray lube and it works great, noticeable difference in the stiction departments and for keeping dirt and dust out from under your seals, thus prolonging the seal and stantion life.
However, I do mine AFTER a ride.
1st spray to soak into the dirt caught in the seal lip. Leave it 30 seconds and compress fork, it brings all the dirt back up with it on rebound.
2nd spray again after the clean to act as lube, leave over night/until you next ride. Stiction be gone!
Not sure it would provide much use before a ride, would be lots of liquid residue left for grime to stick too.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
IIRC fork juice ppl have been on before to say it not just any old silicon lube.., tbf it might be a better lube than normal silicon spray, but it’s yet to convince me it worth double the price of the halford stuff. Admittedly a can of the stuff last so long, it might be worth buying it anyways.Posted 4 years agodaver27Member
i’ve used fork juice and it is very very good. makes a noticeable difference.
i have friends who have bought “cheap” silicon spray from maplin etc and it seems to stay wet and attract loads of crap onto the stanchions. Fork juice doesn’t do this.
mine lasted me a VERY VERY VERY long time. just make sure you cover your disc/pad before spraying it on….Posted 4 years agomickyMember
I’ve always used silicone spray. Motor factor/shops sell it cheap enough in big cans. As I understand it is kinder to seals than GT85 being pretty much inert. I think thats why it is used in food safe lubes. I would not use fork juice in this case, only because like cycle specific brake rotor cleaners, it’s a bit over priced. Im sure it’s a great product and does what it says on the tin but i’d feel i was getting ripped off. Us cyclists do seem to get ripped off sometimes, from fork oil to grease to everything else.Posted 4 years ago
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