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    What Type of Grease for Grease Ports?

    Have a Blur LT2 and I want to run some fresh grease through the grease ports. I was just wondering what type of grease I should be using? There is marine grease, lithium grease ect... Is there a certain type that is best?

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    Did you not got the grease and gun that comes with the bike?

    Or are you just looking for replacement cartridge for the gun?

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    I received the gun, however my shop didn't supply me with the grease. So I need to go out a buy a cartridge
    Last edited by B-Line; 05-10-2010 at 10:56 AM.

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    Yea, I have been looking for the cartridge also, I would think, waterproof with a high load rating and low drag.

    Could not find anything on SC's web site.

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    I called them and they claim any non-lithium cartridge is fine

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    I refilled my cartridge with blue salt-waterproof greast from the local KTM shop. It's really great for bikes:
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Line
    Have a Blur LT2 and I want to run some fresh grease through the grease ports. I was just wondering what type of grease I should be using? There is marine grease, lithium grease ect... Is there a certain type that is best?

    Thanks
    This is what S/C bikes is using for grease... Go to any auto parts chain like NAPA... Its Sta-Lube Marine Grease, Part # SL184 made by CRC... It comes in packages of four tubes....
    2011 Santa Cruz TallBoy carbon & 2013 TallBoy LT carbon - S/C All the Time !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by senna
    Did you not got the grease and gun that comes with the bike?
    I never receive a grease gun. Should my LBS have given me one?
    Nobody cares...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel
    I never receive a grease gun. Should my LBS have given me one?
    Yes they should have.

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    ^ only for the Blur LT2 or for other bikes as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123ski
    ^ only for the Blur LT2 or for other bikes as well?
    I only have a LT2, but if your bike is VPP2 with grease ports, then I say yes, it should come with a grease gun.

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    Thanks everyone for you help. You were able to answer my question before Santa Cruz could

    However I thought that I would post their reply for the archives:

    The BLT2 Frames do come with a grease gun and a grease cartridge as
    standard. If you are missing any items you should contact the dealer you
    purchased the bike from, and they should be able to help you out.

    Any good quality standard marine grease will do. Pivot bearings aren't
    spinning at high speed with a lot of friction, so it's really the water
    resistance and corrosion protection you want. We use Sta-Lube Marine Grease.
    We do not sell the replacement 3.3oz grease cartridges separately, but they
    are readily available out there on the internet for relatively cheap -
    http://www.hardwareandtools.com/invt/9734666

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    B-Line, thanks for following through with that info from SC.

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    OK, next question. How often????

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    Quote Originally Posted by druidh
    OK, next question. How often????
    Respectively - To riding conditions, way of cleaning Your bike, mileage etc. When You start to put in a new grease an old one will follow out. A difference in clearity and colour say all.

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    I don't know about the newer models, but when I followed SC DIY for frame disassembly of the Blur Classic and XC, they stated Rock & Roll Supercoat Grease, I think I bought mine from BikeBling or Blue Sky. I trust it since I use Rock & Roll lube on my chain religiously!

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    Thanks for all the info. I noticed my low linkage a bit loose, pulled it, cleaned it, re-greased it.

    Curious - does anyone have tips for cleaning the mess after you run new grease out through the seals? Does extra dirt accumulate because of the left-over grease?

    Adjusting the bottom pivot linkage was easy to remove play - but had to find a video on a non santa cruz site (pinkbike tuesday tech tips) to figure out how to properly adjust it.

    Santa Cruz has minimal info on their site for the Tallboy... glad this info is here.

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