We want to share our insights and experiences related to bike lubricants and components. We exclusively use our own manufactured (mixed ) lubricants and we usually categorize them into four types:
1. Low friction grease:
This is mostly used during bike servicing for racing purposes, with characteristics that include low viscosity but similar penetrating properties to denser grease. It reduces resistance, friction, and water ingress, making it ideal for racing bikes and race days. For sure, service intervals must be shorter between.
2. Semi-protective and low friction grease (double compound):
As the name suggests, this mix offers a balance between low resistance and durability, making it suitable for muddy races, riding in poor weather, and frequent washing.
3. Protection grease:
Primarily used in stationary bearings like pivot points and headsets, it aims to provide excellent penetration, protection, and durability. Those greases have excellent anti corossive properties.
4.Hard (super) penetrating (heavy) grease:
Exclusively used during bearing assembly to minimize micro-movements and prevent unwanted sounds like squeaks and creaks while preserving the frame's integrity.
Of course, it's important to note that no lubricant can work miracles, and the bike's condition depends on various factors like usage, muddy rides, and maintenance practices. To extend the lifespan, riders should actively engage in post-race and muddy ride maintenance!