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    BB maintenance question

    I have a FSA BB w/ceramic bearings. My questions is what kind of lubricant do i use for lubing the balls. I was told lithium grease but just want to verify if that's what peeps on here are doing...

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    fsa has their own grease, www.ceramicspeed.com is on the packaging. its light blue in color

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    Ceramic bearings do not require special grease, unless of course you like wasting money. I recommend a good marine or waterproof grease if you ride in wet conditions. If you ride in drier conditions, a low viscosity grease will give you the maximum performance.

    My personal choices based on many years of use

    Bel-Ray Waterproof for wet conditions, more drag than others though

    Slickoleum for drier or mixed conditions and minimum drag

    Lubrimatic Green LMX "RED" if a bio based grease is of any interest, works well in mixed conditions and is fairly low viscosity


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Ceramic bearings do not require special grease, unless of course you like wasting money.
    That is the best advice I have heard in ages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Ceramic bearings do not require special grease, unless of course you like wasting money. I recommend a good marine or waterproof grease if you ride in wet conditions. If you ride in drier conditions, a low viscosity grease will give you the maximum performance.

    My personal choices based on many years of use

    Bel-Ray Waterproof for wet conditions, more drag than others though

    Slickoleum for drier or mixed conditions and minimum drag

    Lubrimatic Green LMX "RED" if a bio based grease is of any interest, works well in mixed conditions and is fairly low viscosity

    +1 excellent advise

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