maybe should have rephrased that....friction.
the TiN coating on forklegs makes 'em more slippery. less apt to stick when compressing/rebounding.
I was there when the subject came up. We went to a charity event where Gary Jaehne, the local suspension guru (see: http://store.motolit.com/sportheradri.html), was setting up the suspension for people who made a $20 charity donation. On Daffe's bike, there was almost an inch difference in where the front forks stopped when they were pushed down and allowed to rebound compared to lifted and allowed to compress. It was clear that the forks were not sliding smoothly. After spraying libricants on the fork legs and loosening the triple clamps to attempt to realign things, it was determined that Daffe's forks needed additional help. Shortly after that, it was also determined that the rebound on the rear was way too stiff and adjusting the screw on the shock did nothing at all to correct it.My question is, what made you concerned about stiction in the first place? Did something change in the way the forks felt?