What Fork Oil??

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I'm sure this has been asked over and over but nothing turned up in my search for it.

What brand fork oil should use in my bikes? A local dealer recomends Maxima. I plan to use 5wt to keep things kinda soft. Hopefully that will help the harshness of the CR forks.
 

JTT

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Any good quality fork oil will be fine, Maxima, Silkolene, etc... I run Mobil 1 synthetic ATF in mine, on Jer's recommendation. I have to say I am very happy with it, and it is cheaper than most fork oils. It is apparently around 7.5wt.

I have experimented with different weight oils in the past and in modern forks, I haven't found a great deal of difference actually. With the ATF, I can say, the clicker have a much broader effective range...that is to say each click has a greater impact. If you try it, you should likely start out about 2 clicks softer than original.