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Grease for Bicycle Wheel Bearings
 
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Question:
Grease for Bicycle Wheel Bearings
Is Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease appropriate for use as a bicycle wheel bearing? It doesn't get as hot as a car bearing, so I worry it might be too thick. Resistance to water would be good too, as bicycle bearings sometimes aren't sealed very well and they get sprayed with dirty sandy fluids frequently. Is Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease appropriate for use on titanium fasteners?
-- S. D., Long Beach, CA
Answer:
Yes, Mobil 1™ Synthetic Grease would be an excellent choice. It has the right characteristics, i.e. NLGI #2, ISO 220 viscosity (good all-around viscosity), excellent rust protection, it carries the GC rating for automotive wheel bearings (could easily cross over to bicycle bearings): Fully Synthetic Base Oil.
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