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Jan 13, 2017 at 11:04
Jan 13, 2017
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
Not necessarily, we just give you the option.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 10:34
Jan 11, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
There is always that risk if you're using oils that aren't designed for the task you're using them for. Lots of engine oils, for example, have detergents and seal-swelling additives that can mess with some of that stuff. Suspension oils often contain seal conditioning agents that help keep them soft and lubricated rather than swelling up or cracking.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 10:32
Jan 11, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
That is normal with low temperatures unfortunately. Try changing your oils out to lighter ones (the damper oil makes the biggest change, but in -10C it won't hurt to lighten the bath oils either), and open up your compression/rebound adjustments somewhat.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 10:25
Jan 11, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
Hi Scott, I got your email, have just replied :)
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 10:24
Jan 11, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
Isaac from WPL actually cooked eggs in ForkBoost once, just to prove a point. Apparently not the greatest tasting things ever though...
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 10:23
Jan 11, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
HAHA that would be amazing. They're vegetable oil based I believe.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 10, 2017 at 22:57
Jan 10, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
I can't speak for other companies' rationale, but we use WPL oils in all fork services and certain shock services now, including revalving & custom work, simply because they're the best lubricants we've found in terms of reduction of friction. Fox's 20wt gold is also great as a lubricant, on par with ShockBoost 20wt for friction, but we find its adhesive qualities mean that it gets drawn past seals quicker than the WPL equivalent (Fox and several others actually had to redesign their wiper seals when they released the 20wt Gold for this reason). As a damping oil, it's great in forks, and suited to certain shocks but not so well suited to others. As for how well tuning services work, that is not a realistic generalisation that can be made. Some make a world of difference, some are a complete joke; some are very arbitrary guesses and some are well measured. The end result to the rider depends on how well developed the tuning method is, how well the tuner has managed to interpret the needs of the rider - that one is an art form in itself - and how capable the tuner is of creating measured and quantifiable changes to meet the rider's needs. Read between the lines of anyone's marketing spiel, including ours, and you'll usually be able to get an idea of what you're really getting. This is definitely an industry in which skepticism is warranted.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 10, 2017 at 22:49
Jan 10, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
Not all that badly actually, but it's not as good as the right tool for the job. Quite a few people have tried ATF as a splash bath oil over the years, us included, and while it's functional enough it's definitely not as nice a lubricant as something like WPL's ShockBoost 20wt, for example.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 10, 2017 at 21:15
Jan 10, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
The additives are destroyed after 69 hours :) There are a lot of different additives in various oils, some of them break down relatively rapidly and some don't. In the case of air sleeve services specifically though it's less to do with oil breakdown and more to do with the fact that everything is clean and well lubricated again.
VorsprungSuspension VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 10, 2017 at 20:09
Jan 10, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 10: What's in Your Oil? - Video
Not being a seal designer I can't say for sure, but in an ideal world they would be. Seals are imperfect at the best of times though - if you have more seal squeeze and therefore better sealing capacity, you increase friction and seal wear. In cases where you have relatively consistent or steady state movement and oil pressures (think car engines/transmissions) then you can begin to factor in seal lubrication to the design, but in cases with extremely erratic motion such as suspension, I can only imagine that would be extremely difficult to do.
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