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How about a miniature sight glass on the bottom of each lower, to show bath oil left. Would probably only work after the oil has settled. Maybe a vertical line style sight glass? I'd take the weight penalty.
 

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Here's an even crazier idea: better seals that keep the oil in so you don't need to worry about it.

Edit: Another bonkers idea for Fox: offer a 20mm through axle on their 140mm forks. That's something I'd take a weight penalty for.
 

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Here's an even crazier idea: better seals that keep the oil in so you don't need to worry about it.

Edit: Another bonkers idea for Fox: offer a 20mm through axle on their 140mm forks. That's something I'd take a weight penalty for.
But... then nobody would buy their 15mm qr system, they have too much $ into that to dump it.
 

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Ohh, how about an ounce of bath oil in the lowers, so you can lapse a bit on service and not kill the poor thing?

I think they're engineered to last 3 seasons.
 

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Ohh, how about an ounce of bath oil in the lowers, so you can lapse a bit on service and not kill the poor thing?

I think they're engineered to last 3 seasons.
Most forks are now running minimal bath oil, and the Fox32 at 20ml per leg is actually fairly decent. With real seals (either Enduro or Push) and regular maintenance, a Fox will last a very, very long time.
 

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General Hickey said:
Here's an even crazier idea: better seals that keep the oil in so you don't need to worry about it.

Edit: Another bonkers idea for Fox: offer a 20mm through axle on their 140mm forks. That's something I'd take a weight penalty for.
Not only that, but why not a 32 Van with 150mm travel and a 20mmQR?

Why does the Float and TALAS 32's come in 150, but not the Van?
 
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