Why Ohlins Oil?

I say this not as the largest Ohlins dealer in the world nor as a suspension technician, but as a test rider. If you do not use Ohlins specified oil in conjunction with Ohlins spec'd valving you will NEVER get your damping curves correct. Trust me they know what they are doing. There are very specific reasons why Ohlins uses a more resolute kinematic index for rating viscosity and much of that is down to consistency for each application. Rating viscosity based on pressure in the similar manner as it is being utilized is far superior to rating it based on time alone. The following is an article released from Ohlins on the subject:

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