All the Lubes and Greases a Mountain Biker Needs

Following our interview with World Cup mechanic Brad Copeland, we decided to dive into lubes and greases to see what’s out there. Specialized products can keep our bikes running smoothly and even yield performance results. The good news is you can get away with a couple of the essentials just as long as you’re not spraying WD40 on everything.

Rock N Roll Gold Lube

$23.00

Great value, everyday chain lube.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant

$10.38 | $9.25 sale

There are many uses for Tri-Flow, including shifter cable lubrication.

Buy from Amazon


CeramicSpeed UFO Drip Chain Coating

$45.00

Make your chain feel like a factory-treated, race-day chain with this favorite.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


Finish Line Fiber Grip

$7.99

Use a carbon paste instead of anti-seize on carbon frames and parts for more clamping friction without over torquing.

Buy from Jenson USA


Motorex Copper Paste Anti-Seize

$18.00

An anti-seize grease in the bottom bracket area can help prevent corrosion and binding of threaded components.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


Muc-Off Silicon Shine

$12.99

Keeping mud and grime off your bike can extend your maintenance efforts.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


Motorex 2000 Grease

$28.98

A long-lasting, general purpose grease when you just need one.

Buy from Amazon


SRAM Dot Grease

$10.00 | $8.99 sale

A specialized grease for SRAM and Avid brake fittings.

Buy from Jenson USA


Pedro’s Degreaser

$9.50

A biodegradable degreaser for stripping old lube and grease, and also general cleaning.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


CeramicSpeed Low Viscosity Oil

$12.42

Use this for rebuilding a bottom bracket and you’ll get near frictionless spinning.

Buy from Amazon


Dumonde Tech Freehub Oil

$12.75 | $10.20 sale

Use a thin oil in your freehub so you won’t have to worry about drag or interfering with the engagement.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


Quicksilver Marine Grease

$9.45

A marine-grade grease can have application to mountain bikes for keeping water out, especially if you ride in wet conditions regularly.

Buy from Amazon


Loctite 246

$20.46

A thread-locking agent can help silence those BB creaks and prevent bolts from working their way out over time.

Buy from Amazon


Finish Line 5-Piece Brush Set

$17.99 | $16.00 sale

Don’t forget the brushes!

Buy from Amazon


Wheelsmith Mini Spoke Prep

$24.62

This thread locker helps prevent unwinding specifically at the spoke/nipple thread interface.

Buy from Amazon



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