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Waterproof grease

gunga73gunga73 Posts: 125
edited November 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Anyone know which grease hope use in their hubs? It's blue in colour, thanks .


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Red rubber grease is the best waterproof grease, in sealed bearing hubs it's only usually the freewheel mechanism that needs lubing anyway, the grease otherwise just stops corrosion!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • gunga73gunga73 Posts: 125
    The grease they use on the pawls?
  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Posts: 860
    Lookup marine grease.
  • gunga73gunga73 Posts: 125
    Any particular brand best?
  • gunga73gunga73 Posts: 125
    Going to try Lucas marine grease see what it's like
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Hope used to reomend a light oil for the pawls. Grease can be a pain as it stops the pawls moving. Or can do if too much is used.
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  • gunga73gunga73 Posts: 125
    They recommended a waterproof grease when I asked them, I only put a small amount in anyway
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    You want an oil on the pawls and a waterproof grease, e.g. silicone grease on the seals. If water is getting to the pawls then it's getting to the bearings too; prevention is the key here.
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