The grease they sell at the local hardware superstore is designed for automobiles -- not your new sub-15-pound, carbon fiber masterpiece. Possessing outstanding wear-reducing properties and developed so that it doesn't seize at low temperatures, Motorex White Grease is a lithium-based white grease designed especially for bicycles (it works best on slide bearings and bottom brackets).
When it comes to greasing your bike, here's a good rule of thumb: every time you loosen something with threads, clean it, grease it, and tighten it to torque. Pedals and quick release skewers are good places to start, then stem and handlebar bolts, and finally, your crankset and bottom bracket. Regular greasing and proper torque settings will protect your bike and its components against undue wear while fending-off the dreaded creaks and pops we all hate to hear.
Motorex White Grease comes in a 100g tube and should last several months if used regularly and appropriately.
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