How & Where To Use Grease, Lubricant & Threadlock On Your Mountain Bike – The Complete Guide

Published on January 6th 2018


Subscribe: 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 - Grease 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. Don't forget to let us know your thoughts down in the comments, subscribe to GMBN Tech and share this video! If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Music: Andreas Jamsheree - Lifestyle Andreas Jamsheree - Load It Up Watch more on GMBN Tech... How to fit a press-fit BB 📹 Service lower fork legs 📹 Brought to you by the world’s largest mountain bike channel, the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), GMBN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that help fuel your rides. Our mission is to help you discover, dial-in and get the best from the latest cutting edge bikes and technology available. With news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GMBN Tech Show wrapping up and showcasing the week’s biggest tech stories, and more besides, if it’s off-road tech, it’s in. Every week, of every month we seek out, showcase, and ride the newest gear and innovations from across the globe in an authoritative, inspiring and entertaining way to help you get the best from your rides. And when we’re not riding, we get geeky in an accessible, easy-to-understand way about forks. And shocks. And more to help you setup and maintain your bikes perfectly. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on mountain biking tech. Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -