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Stripping and regreasing my bb and hubs, regularly. Typically using proprietary Sram grease. Was wondering what the feeling is on the best low-friction grease. Any favourites?

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badkneestom [135 posts] 3 years ago
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I trust road,cc and bikeradar reviews, roadbikereview as backup

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Simon E [2682 posts] 3 years ago
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Any standard grease will be fine.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I use Weldtite TF2 grease with teflon protector, its the red one  4http://weldtite.co.uk/products/detail/cycle-grease-with-teflon-tube-150ml

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FMOAB [264 posts] 3 years ago
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I previously used the red weldtite on hubs etc, but found that it got washed out of my hubs in the atrocious weather of last year, making the rear hub knock as though it was about to fall apart.

My preference is now for what is best described as sticky blue grease. I'm currently using Exus E-G01, but I'm not sure if it's really any different to the stuff you can buy cheaply in a marine chandlers.

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Low Speed Wobble [155 posts] 3 years ago
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Simon E wrote:

Any standard grease will be fine.

thank you for your incisive opinion.

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Low Speed Wobble [155 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks to the others that commented - I'll give the Sram a miss this time and pick up the Weldtite or Exus and see how they run.

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Simon E [2682 posts] 3 years ago
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Low Speed Wobble wrote:
Simon E wrote:

Any standard grease will be fine.

thank you for your incisive opinion.

Glad you like it, that took me a long time to compose.

An alternative reply that may make you happier:

"Just buy the most expensive grease you can find. It will, of course, be the best".

I have to wonder why do you think Sram grease isn't good enough for your hubs.

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Low Speed Wobble [155 posts] 3 years ago
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Simon E wrote:
Low Speed Wobble wrote:
Simon E wrote:

Any standard grease will be fine.

thank you for your incisive opinion.

Glad you like it, that took me a long time to compose.

An alternative reply that may make you happier:

"Just buy the most expensive grease you can find. It will, of course, be the best".

I have to wonder why do you think Sram grease isn't good enough for your hubs.

Precisely because I don't think the most expensive is necessarily the best. There are many tinkerers and fettlers on road.cc who will have stumbled across otherwise unsung brands. I guess you're not one of them then.

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Simon E [2682 posts] 3 years ago
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Low Speed Wobble wrote:
Simon E wrote:

I have to wonder why do you think Sram grease isn't good enough for your hubs.

Precisely because I don't think the most expensive is necessarily the best. There are many tinkerers and fettlers on road.cc who will have stumbled across otherwise unsung brands. I guess you're not one of them then.

No, you're right there! But how did you guess?

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Seriously, I don't think there is necessarily a 'best' grease, and would suggest that one that is too thin may not do the job as well as one which appears a little stodgy but will coat the bearings better. The end result is shortened bearing and race life.