Bicycle Assembly Grease
What is it?
Peaty’s Bicycle Assembly Grease uses the latest generation of base oils and additives to provide long-lasting, low friction performance under extreme loads. Meeting the ultimate biodegradability OECD test 301B, our assembly grease has a high resistance to water washout, excellent anti-corrosion properties and adhesion to metallic parts, while remaining compatible with most other conventional greases.
Adhesion to metallic parts?
The number one requirement for a grease is that it lubricates really well. In order for it to lubricate really well, a good grease needs molecules which flow over each other easily (less drag) and coat the metal surface thoroughly and evenly, to prevent metal on metal contact (which results in parts wearing out).
In nerd talk, our base oils have been formulated using synthetic esters with a marked polarity.
Ok, who’s Ester and why is she in your oil?! Ester isn’t a woman, it’s a variant of synthetic oil! Esters are more expensive than straight synthetic oils because the ingredients all have to be collected from natural sources and then synthesized in much smaller quantities than regular synthetic oil.
The number one reason to use ester oil is how well it bonds to surfaces. Ester oil has an electrochemical bond because the ester molecule is polar, sort of like a fridge magnet. It is attracted to metal and sticks like Peaty’s hand to a fresh cool pint of Yorkshire ale.
Also, because of this electrochemical charge, the grease naturally distributes itself evenly over a surface since each molecule will repel away from each other – like trying to push two positive ends of a magnet together.
- Keeps your bike running quieter & smoother for longer
- Long-lasting lubrication under extreme loads
- Anti-corrosion protection
- High resistance to water washout
- Readily Biodegradable – meets Ultimate Biodegradability – OECD 301 B
- 100% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) tubes
- M15 threaded cap
Peaty’s Bicycle Assembly Grease is compatible with all oils of a mineral or synthetic nature except for PAG (Polyalkylene Glycol) based products.
What is ‘Ultimate Biodegradability – OECD 301 B’?
This is the ability of a product to be transformed into a simple element by living organisms. The OECD 301B standard replaces the obsolete CEC standard (primary biodegradability)