Manitou Prep M Lube Lube

DESCRIPTION

Supension Fork Lube

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 13, 2014]
rfrail3

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good perfomace

Weakness:

Expensive

It is a good lube, not have any lithium on it, confirmed by the Motorex by email.

[Aug 06, 2005]
John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

A great lube for Manitou injection port forks.

Weakness:

A bit pricey at $20/CAN.

So far the only lube I've used on the stock Manitou SX-R that came on my @001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk. I've used it numerous times, it's fast and easy to use with a funky green colour.
Bottom Line: Does an excellent job, so why switch to another or even bother to look for one?!

Similar Products Used:

Bell Teflon fortified grease on my 1996 Rock Shock Quadra 5.
Only used Manitou Prep M Lube on my 2001 Manitou SX-R.

[Jun 01, 2005]
Eric W
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Excelent penetration of anodised surfaces and rubber seals.
It is a very light grease that will wick up to higher parts of the shock and seals, instead of just sitting at the bottom of a shocks air cylinder.

Weakness:

A bit to light in really hot weather, it can get a little to thin when temps reach 100 F / 40 c.

I still use Prep-M during the cooler months here in the desert, but I prefer the Slick Honey during the summer months.
If someone told me to choose between them, because I would only get to use one, from now on, I'de probably pick the Prep-M. Even though the Prep-M gets a little runny during our hell like summers, its simply a matter of repacking the shock a couple of weeks sooner.
This review is based on the premise that it will be used for repacking suspension components.
If a person wants a more general purpose lube, for wheels bearings ect get the Buzzys Slick Honey.
Personaly I have both in my toolbox.
I don't know where the person below got their Prep-M, but I've been buying the stuff since 2000 and have never had any that was lithium based. As far as I know, its allways been a sinthetic grease.

Later, Eric

Similar Products Used:

Buzzys Slick Honey, which is also a great lube.

[May 09, 2002]
Willis Drummond
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Seems to work ok on Manitou shocks.

Weakness:

Full of Lithium...bad on every other type of shock.

Maybe OK on Manitou, but definitely don't use it on anything else. I imagine Judy Butter works good for "dry" systems like a SID, but Slick Honey is the best all around. Prep-M is full of lithium too, which isn't good for rubber seals...why does manitou recommend this?

Similar Products Used:

Judy Butter, Slick Honey, Teflon lube.

[Aug 19, 2004]
Erik

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very good lube for air shocks and Manitou "injection" shocks. Works great on Fox frameshock rebuilds

This is very good lube and works very well over the longterm.

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