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Motorex Bike Grease 2000 is a translucent, semi-fluorescent yellowy green unguent that reminds us a great deal of the stuff you find hiding in the threads of new Shimano components. It's proved itself to be extremely tenacious and is a good choice for high-wear applications and exposed locations.
It's called 'Bike Grease' here because, well, they're selling it to cyclists. The '2000' in the name isn't the result of a badly-thought-through marketing meeting back in 1999 but refers to the Calcium-based Formulation, FETT 2000. This is actually native to the 'Slopes and Mountains' section of the Motorex website where they list oils and lubricants for mountain railways, cable cars and the like. As such, you can expect it to be pretty hardy. The operating temperature is stated as -30°c to 120°c and it's claimed to give "Optimum protection against corrosion and wear even under extreme conditions", although if you don't think the 2000 is up to the job there's a 3800 and a 5200 too; those only come in 4.5kg tubs and bigger, though.
Anyway, we digress. As it's designed to be lubricating bearings on ski lifts and such, you'd expect it to not flutter an eyelid at a headset or nut thread. And so it is. This is really, really tenacious stuff. I've regreased the headset on one bike and the residual grease is still grimly hanging on to the frame after many, many wet miles and a good few hosings down. Inside it's a similar story: it stays where you put it and doesn't break down. It's great for most jobs where you need to grease your bike, and it's especially good for exposed areas; push a bit of grease into the links on your mechs with your fingers or a toothbrush and it'll hang in there and stop them from seizing. That kind of thing.
At a tenner for 100g, it's certainly not cheap. But it is very good.
Super-tenacious lubrication for your all-weather bikes and more.
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Make and model: Motorex Bike Grease 2000
Size tested: 100g
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Fluorescent yellow calcium-based grease with remarkable and durable lubricating properties. MOTOREX BIKE GREASE 2000 is a highly water-repellent, extremely pressure-resistant grease. Provides enhanced resistance to oxidation and aging. Ideal for lubricating bearings, hubs, joints and headset. Does not attack elastomers and seals and prevents galvanic corrosion.
Hard to see how it could be better.
About as tenacious as any grease I've used.
It ain't cheap but you get a good product for your money.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Very well indeed.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Does all the things a grease should do, and well.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
A bit spendy.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Age: 40 Height: 190cm Weight: 102kg
I usually ride: whatever I'm testing... My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with SRAM Apex
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.