BB & hub grease

by Low Speed Wobble   May 26, 2013  

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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posted by badkneestom [129 posts]
26th May 2013 - 20:51

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Any standard grease will be fine.

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posted by Simon E [2054 posts]
26th May 2013 - 20:56

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I use Weldtite TF2 grease with teflon protector, its the red one Big Grin

http://weldtite.co.uk/products/detail/cycle-grease-with-teflon-tube-150ml

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posted by Gkam84 [9039 posts]
26th May 2013 - 21:06

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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.

posted by FMOAB [238 posts]
26th May 2013 - 21:29

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Simon E wrote:
Any standard grease will be fine.
thank you for your incisive opinion.

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posted by Low Speed Wobble [140 posts]
27th May 2013 - 6:46

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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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posted by Low Speed Wobble [140 posts]
27th May 2013 - 6:49

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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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posted by Simon E [2054 posts]
27th May 2013 - 14:12

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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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posted by Low Speed Wobble [140 posts]
27th May 2013 - 15:05

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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?

Wink

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.

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posted by Simon E [2054 posts]
27th May 2013 - 21:12

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