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    Yeti 303 Rail Grease

    I've got a 2010 Yeti 303 RDH and am wondering what you all suggest using for grease on the rail. I know that Yeti recommends a white lithium grease. I've been using Pedro's Bio Grease on it but am pretty sure it's not a lithium base. My tube's almost empty and I planned on heading out tomorrow to pick some up.
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    I use white lithium grease, available for cheap at your local auto parts shop.

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    I got annoyed with the stupid little syringe that they provide. I went and got a grease gun for cheap and the refills(automotive). I don't think it matters which kind as long as you do a proper clean and lube after every ride and the rail will be the last thing to fail on the bike. Mine has been great with very VERY hard use and several (regretful) skipped cleaning sessions.

    I also like to take the shock off and cycle the car forward on the rail so I can get to the bottom and give it some love. The bottom or beginning of the rail is where debris sits and does the most damage FYI.
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    Thanks for the responses. I picked up a tub of the stuff at auto zone a week ago.

    I have never used a syringe to inject the rail but use a grease gun instead. It has a small piece of tubing fit to it which goes over the zerk to provide a seal and inject the rail easily. I do agree though that it probably doesn't matter which kind. The thing about lithium grease is that it sticks to metal relatively well and it is cheap (much cheaper than what's available at bike shop).
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    Just make sure you use white lithium grease, not the black stuff.

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    Why Not the black stuff?
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    White lithium grease has zinc oxide in it - an anti-seizing agent especially useful for aluminum to steel interfaces. Yeti recommends it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback78 View Post
    Why Not the black stuff?
    White lithium grease is much cheaper than what you can get at bike shops (especially when bought at an auto parts store). Not sure what black stuff you are referring to (all my grease is green and I've never used any black) but at least the green stuff is pretty pricey (3-10 times the price of white lithium).
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