- Teflon Grease good for hubs/bearings or better with REAL grease?
So I’m rebuilding a Hope XC hub and I started wondering about my choice of grease (for pawls, bearings, etc)
I normally use Finish Line Teflon grease:
But thinking about it, Teflon-based dry lube doesn’t seem to last very long on my chain, especially if it rains.
So does this mean Teflon grease also has a short lifespan?
Would I be better off using a real (oil-based) grease to maximise the service interval? Or am I comparing apples and coconuts?
What sayeth the Mind?Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Isn’t the idea of bike-specific stuff that it can (and should) be a fair bit lighter than grease used on cars etc cos it isn’t subject to the same forces and has to work at a much lower temperature?
A 100g tub of Teflon grease is only £9 and I’ve had the same one for over a decade, so yeah it is more pricey but hardly breaks the bank!Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
my experiance of the grease you posted above is that it pretty much evaporates seconds after fitting 😉
when i need low friction (tt and road race wheels) ill oil the bearings …. on my MTB im happy to live with a bit of friction in exchange for a life span of more than 10 minutes
* edit – just take a look at the grease that comes stock in shimano hubs and bearings – its a fair bit thicker than that teflon stuff you have.
fwiw i use jet lube ep73 red grease.Posted 4 years ago
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