Technologically advanced front suspension is for mountain bikers with real off-road ambitions. REDUCES FRICTION: Innovative formula reduces resistance on fork stanchions and rear shocks and also provides a long-lasting finish … Spray it onto your fork stanchions and rear shocks to reduce resistance for a silky smooth, World Cup performance. By working together to influence nimble and agile handling, the forks and suspension on your bike have the power to completely transform a dull ride. Not sure about that one…bushes are metal. Pipedream’s New SRS48 Fork Has Zero Millimetres of Travel. Air Bike Fork XC32A HLO 26” Black 120mm suspension mountain bike fork & Rebound. I didn't have any IPA to hand so I instead sprayed GT85 on a cloth then used this to degrease and clean the seals, I wiped it off and upon reassembly they were immediately very tight and had loads of stiction. MTB Suspension Forks. This causes suspension and steering joints to wear out, and ultimately fail. Suspension forks use a unique oil-based lubrication system. Never spray near the bike if you want the brakes to stay working, so yes, onto a cloth and then wipe on is the best bet. Description Silicon Shine not only leaves your bike looking factory fresh, but it also acts as an amazing friction reducer for suspension parts and reduces dirt adhesion. Not that it makes any sense but still. Fresh Goods Friday 533 – The Too Much Weather Edition. Premier Club I've used Muck-Off Bike Spray before which is basically a silicone spray, it makes things look nice and shiny again, which is nice, the biggest driver for me is that it repels water/mud reasonably well and makes it easier to keep it clean. Blimey how does that work? If you also spray Silicon Shine on your frame and components (covering braking surfaces!) Size: 200 ml Size Chart. For cross-country and trail biking, relatively light suspension forks between 100 and 140mm travel are the norm. ROCKSHOX 30 SILVER TK 100mm Travel 1-1/8 MTB Suspension Forks 26" 27.5" 29" Bike. The Museum of Cycling Curiosities – The Plus Size Brompton, This topic has 28 replies, 23 voices, and was last updated. Silicone formula coats the fork stanchions and rear shock shafts and instantly improves suspension performance by eliminating stiction. When picking up my forks from a well known suspension servicing company, I seem to remember being told it was a good idea to spray a bit of silicone lube around the wipers and cycle the fork a few times after every ride. (the seals were not changed), I suppose if the seals are in perfect nick, the GT85 shouldn't get inside anyway, but i'm not taking the chance. Should be in the toolbox of every hydraulic brake user. The spray stuff is Teflon in solvent isn't it? Free postage. That's a brilliant chain of thought there, I like it. From rigid forks and suspension forks to spares and accessories, Halfords range has something for every rider. Yes it's safe to use Silicone spray, it's a good thing to use after rides to clean the stanchions and get any gunk off the wiper seals. Black. Spray it onto your fork stanchions and rear shocks to reduce resistance for a … I can vouch for it's cleaning properties tho. http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/pedros_bike ... tAodwQ0Aaw, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... cloud.html. "The silicone spray that Halfords sell is possibly made by WD40 (who own 3in one) and might not be very rubber / wiper seal friendly.". No ill effects yet using plumbers silicone spray (more generally used to lube brake pistons) but I'd assume it should be OK as the main justification for using on brakes is that silicine allegedly doesn't deteriorate the seals. Juice lubes does seems to be quite good. Wipe off whatever comes back up in the oil with a … SILICON FORMULA: The unique silicon formula reduces dirt adhesion to help prevent grime build-up on treated surfaces. Door Weather Stripping: To keep ice from bonding the rubber to the metal doors, spray silicone … New (4) from £4.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over £20.00. Another vote for the Fork Juice. I wouldn't spray any aerosols randomly on a bike. Loading... Red. What happened is that I opened them up and they were fine if a little dirty. All-mountain and enduro fans generally prefer stiffer and slightly heavier forks with about 140-170mm travel. Features Protects and leaves a sparkling shine on metal, plastic & rubber parts. It is an easy to use aerosol spray, which can be used to ease the assembly of rubber parts, protect against hardening and cracking and help to eliminate window squeaks and sticking. I have been using fork juice on my forks and I says it's good to use on the frame as a polish/mud dis placer. Date published: 2020-12-04 ... i've seen people use generic silicone spray in pivot points for RD and FD can this be used in the same way or is it too thin? FAST & FREE. It's not the stuff running down that causes issues. Forks bushes are Teflon coated rings of metal. I realize that letting it break in may loosen it up a bit, but is there any harm in coating the stanchions with Pam cooking spray or a Silicon spray lube. I'd assume it was a solvent other than the Teflon as I've had no issues with other teflon based lubes on my forks. alexonabike – Member my LBS recommended wet lube as an alternative as they didn't have any fork lube in stock at the time. ++1 for Juicy Lubes Fork Juice… works a treat on my forks, shock and Joplin post. Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Boost Mountain Bike Forks; 2 Reviews; £549.00; RRP £559.00 SAVE 2% -- SELECT OPTION --Please select an option. Fork juices are generally silicone (or similar) based, and therefore they allow a fork that feels dry or has 'stiction ' to feel smooth again. What it will do is de-grease the fork, not the best. From XC and trails suspension forks with 80-130mm travel , making climbing easier, while aiding in trail control, to 131-160mm travel forks for enduro riding and racing purposes, that make riding all over the mountain a pleasure. I'm not going to lie and say I know why, but I am 99% certain it is what fecked my forks. +1 for the juice lubes fork juice. Click & Collect. Now, the carrier fluid/solvent in GT85 might swell some fork wipers or oil seals. The Halfords Silicone Spray Lubricant is ideal for use on weather strips, mouldings, trim, rubber doors & window seals. I use whats to hand, which will either be fork oil, motor oil of finish line green lube. Breaking: Production Privée unveils prototype CNC downhill bike with The Brigade! TF Tuned are experts in mountain bike and bicycle suspension service and repair, including setting-up the for you and your bike. GT85 and TF2 spray aren't so very different from WD40, still basically stoddart solvent and mineral oil in a can, with some additives so the marketing men have something to work with. Below is a rough idea to the process involved when your cycle frame is being painted. Skip to main content. Huge difference. Mountain bikes have all the options when it comes to forks, with suspension companies offering a wide array of options. In essence, am I better off spraying some on a cloth then rubbing it on like a polish? Silicone is a rubber-like substance with superior sealing and lubricating properties. Link Removal Silicone spray should be fine (wipe off any excess after applying) and isn't causing dust to be picked up, good to use for cleaning stantions after bike has been washed. https://www.toolstation.com › wd-40-specialist-silicone › p89943 Finish Line’s Max Suspension Spray is designed to remedy this through reducing seal stiction, improving seal condition and hopefully extending time between servicing. Tim Flooks said my forks both my Fox and Rockshox forks were in fine nick despite not servicing them regularly for 2 years and I can only put this down to my meticulous cleaning of the seals. Dirt repelling nature of the silicone provides the added bonus of preventing mud from building up on exposed fork stanchions. I have some silicone spray from halfords for lubing the door seals on my mini – will this do the trick? I shouldn't have stated it as a fact above, I have no source other than my own experience. £225.00. Silicon spray seems good, fork oil is one of the other popular options and is very good at drawing muck out of the seals, though it does attract dust. A lot of people I know swear by this stuff: I'd like to know the same, mainly because that's what I've been doing for the last year or so. 151 sold. taking into account that half of people are of below average intelligence . Yep, I've used dashboard cleaner before now (main ingredient is silicon), Some people recommend Krytox for rubber /seals : Aerosols, by name and nature, spray tiny droplets all over the place. Just been upto Dalby Forest today (very muddy) quick squirt on spray with the hose pipe, wipe down and she's clean, then another coat of GT85 for next time. ", I use Bike Lust for shiny dirt proof frame and seals on stanchions. Saying that i bought some of that silicone spray from CRC in their flood sale and is good stuff. Silicon Shine is perfect for leaving your bike or interior car parts factory fresh, working well on all metal, plastic and rubber parts. £139.99 to £149.99. Most fork oils are silicone based and the grease/lube products that some fork firms recommend you apply also contain this substance. Same should apply to forks. Mountain bike suspension is something we all take for granted! This … The silicone spray that Halfords sell is possibly made by WD40 (who own 3in one) and might not be very rubber / wiper seal friendly. Since teflon is a fluorocarbon and pretty damn inert to most things, I think it unlikely. +1 for the Lidl stuff. The topic ‘Silicone spray on fork uppers?’ is closed to new replies. Silicone can be molded into pans, used as a manufacturing press, or made into a spray. i use the stuff from lidl, they sell tins of silcone oil spray for like 1.20. got tonnes of the stuff. http://www2.dupont.com/Lubricants/en_US/uses_apps/faqs_krytox.html. "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail. 31 sold. Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Boost Mountain Bike Forks; 2 Reviews; £759.00; RRP £769.00 SAVE 1% -- SELECT OPTION --Please select an option. Silicone spray is an easy and inexpensive product to use to lubricate your chassis and prevent unnecessary wear and tear. The oil pools in the lower part of the fork legs, and from here it helps to lubricate the bushes and seals within the fork, allowing it to move smoothly and without friction. From the way they describe it, it sounds a lot like silicone oil to me. Please note all 2021 Forks and Shocks are subject to lead times, please call us to check availability before you order** 01373 826800. I just use GT 85, then pump the forks about 10 times. This product is designed to offer maximum lubrication and protection, it is not designed to deliver a shine or restore … Classifieds Rules TFT advise putting teflon oil around the seals and giving them a pump on the service sheet i got from them. What are the bushings made of that they absorb the GT? GT85 makes the bushings swell (if it gets inside the fork, obviously). I use that stuff for cleaning hydraulic caliper interiors and keeping pistons clean and seals supple. Felt a bit like an old ZZYXY fork if anyone remembers those , After an embarrassing trip to the LBS to admit my error and have the bushings replaced the forks were good as gold again. Newsletter Settings, Viewing 29 posts - 1 through 29 (of 29 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Cycle Of Good Inner Tube Belt, http://www2.dupont.com/Lubricants/en_US/uses_apps/faqs_krytox.html, Vali Höll Joins New RockShox Trek Race Team of Youngsters. I have some silicone spray from halfords for lubing the door seals on my mini – will this do the trick? yep I use the Stendec stuff…reminds me I need some more…. Forum Rules You are not limited to just having your frame and forks painted, I can customise almost any cycling component or accessory, including your stem, handle-bar, seat post, crank arms and other smaller items. I'll take care not to over do it. The silicone spray that Halfords sell is possibly made by WD40 (who own 3in one) and might not be very rubber / wiper seal friendly. Contact Us Leave it 30 seconds and compress fork, it brings all the dirt back up with it on rebound. Experience precise and responsive handling with bike forks and suspension at Halfords. But spraying a mist of GT85 onto clean forks, then wiping the excess off should be fine. Almost the worst advice ever ^^^^^^^^^^^^, Well I covered the brakes with plastic bags when I sprayed the stanchions so nothing went on the brakes, Yes you might get a bit on the discs, in that respect GT85 is better as it'll 'burn off' after a short while in my experience. Wipe off whatever comes back up in the oil with a … I use a silicone spray that printers use which is lighter than GT85 types, can't think what it's called though. i use some fork oil in an old chain lube bottle, works perfect and shouldn't damage the fork as it's full of the stuff inside. £101.00. Yes it's safe to use Silicone spray, it's a good thing to use after rides to clean the stanchions and get any gunk off the wiper seals. Click & Collect. The Carrera Hardtail combined thread - come on all you Carrera's! This seems to lift the filth out of the seals onto the stanchions where you can wipe it off. Trying to avoid the brakes but I don't cover them over with bags etc.... Have done this for years and have never had a problem!! Log in or register to join the conversation. it will mean cleaning is so much faster as the surface tension between the dirt and the surface is drastically reduced while you are riding and cleaning so the dirt … Or Is It Miles? To keep the oil in, and the dirt out, suspension forks contain a number of seals. ULTIMATE SHINE: Muc-Off Silicon Shine protects and leaves a sparkling shine on metal, plastic and rubber parts to keep your bike looking factory fresh. Spray a bit on the stanchions, leave it for a second then push down on the forks. Will I die? Fox 32 Vanilla RL Forks 140mm Travel. The super slick, dirt repelling silicone formula coats fork stanchions and rear shock shafts and instantly improves suspension performance by eliminating stiction. Silicone can be used for different applications and in many ways, depending on how the silicone is processed and the chemicals added. Muc-Off Silicone Shine Lubricant is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 45. It also acts as an amazing friction reducer for suspension parts. I can also match your helmet, shoes and sunglasses! I also use Juice on my seatpost as it all but eliminates the build-up of crud which ends up as a ground-up powder, crunching around when I adjust the post. Suspension Lube Spray - For maintenance of forks, shocks and pivots Fenwicks Suspension Lube Spray is the finishing touch for any front or full suspension bike. Just done my pikes in prep for tomorrow. Spray a bit on the stanchions, leave it for a second then push down on the forks. Spot on stuff, keeps my fork feeling factory fresh. Nukeproof Giga Launched: A Super-Enduro shouldn’t descend AND climb this well! Each form of silicone meets specific needs. Colour: Green. For fork stanchions simply hold a bit of kitchen roll around the seal area and spray the lust so it dribbles around seal, kitchen roll catching any excess from running down onto the rotors. Can anyone verify. 1st spray to soak into the dirt caught in the seal lip. As with all sprays, it's vital to cover the caliper and rotor. Privacy Keeping your mountain bike suspension forks clean, grit free and lubed is vitally important in prolonging the life of these essential components. Cleaning the outside of your fork will prevent the opportunity for dirt to migrate into the delicate inner workings of the suspension, while routinely checking the foam seal will alert you of any issues that need professional help. I think the Pam stuff is pretty thick, so a good portion should be left behind once I wipe it off. For maintenance of forks, shocks and pivots. Just installed a Marzocchi fork ('06 MX Pro ETA/TAS) and noticed significant stitchion. 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