The dizzying array of greases on offer is bound to confuse people. Any cycling website will all have page after page of people explaining what’s the best grease, arguing over the perceived advantages over everything else.
The truth is that a bicycle isn’t a demanding machine when it comes to grease. Any grease will do. Some, is better than none.
I do however have my favourite greases on hand for maintenance:
- Park Tool Polylube
- Weldtite TF2
- Exus EG-01
- Crystal Grease
I use the park tool grease for almost everything and anything.
The weldtite grease I use exclusively for greasing my speedplay as it’s bright red colour makes it easy to see when the old grease has been flushed out, and as weldtite is unable to tell me if it’s carbon safe, it’s used for metal contacts and pedals.
The exus is a very clingy grease that sticks to everything. I don’t use it much. And it stinks. I mean it really stinks.
Generally, don’t worry about grease, just use whatever you want to.