Carbon fiber frames and components are fantastic but they do require a little more diligence on install. In the past, we'd put grease on any threaded or press fit assembly on a bike build. Nowadays, on carbon parts that we don't want to move, we use Motorex Carbon Paste for two reasons: it prevents the slick clearcoat on many carbon components from sliding, and we know that it is safe for carbon whereas some greases might be questionable breaking down resin and fiber. The paste prevents over torqued bolts in an attempt to keep components from slipping which can result in stripped and snapped bolts, cracked clamps, or crushed components.
If you haven’t been using anything on carbon assemblies, shame on you. Dry components make noise, they corrode, and they're prone to slip. The paste is slightly gritty so carbon on carbon interfaces will require much less torque to stay put. This transparent paste is a godsend when working with ultra-lightweight parts where specific torque values are important for safety.
- Assembly paste for carbon components
- Prevent corrosion and creaks between surfaces
- Reduce torque levels and prevent components from slipping