Making sure your bike is clean, lubed and greased is vital for ensuring longevity of your components – but it can be confusing with the amount of different lubes and greases out there.
Also, it can be confusing where you should be using grease; assembly compounds and thread locks. So here’s our guide to the different options out there, and where you should use them…
Depending on the level of bike maintenance you plan on doing, there are a few basics that everyone should have in their collection:
– Water Displacer
– Chain lube
– General spray lube
Water displacer is ideal for use after a wet ride or following cleaning your bike; to drive out the water from small moving parts like the chain. It’s also ideal to use on things like the cleats on your shoes to stop them from rusting.
Chain lube is the best thing for your transmission. Pick one that suits the conditions you ride in – more on that in a minute though.
The spray lube can get lube in to places that chain lube can’t go – like brake lever pivots; and the mechanisms on clipless pedals. Although you can use spray lube on your chain, it’s thin viscosity means it won’t stay in place as well as a dedicate chain lube.
Grease is a necessary essential for helping keep water away from moving parts like bearings, and for use when assembling certain bike parts.
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