Can you use grease on a carbon seatpost?
You can get carbon seat post specific grease, it’s designed to reduce the clamping pressure that is needed to hold the seat post in place and prevent it either sticking or slipping.
Do you grease your seatpost?
You should absolutely grease your seatpost (unless it is carbon fiber). It won’t slip around if your seatpost clamp is properly tightened.
Should you grease seat rails?
Cleaning and Lubricating Seat Rails It is important to ensure the seat rails in your car are kept free from any obstructions, clean and lubricated in order to allow the seats to operate properly and move freely. You should pay attention to the seat rails whenever you clean the rest of the interior.
Is Lithium Grease OK for carbon?
Grease won’t harm the carbon fibre. From Easton: No grease on carbon posts. Grease contains certain minerals that can attack clear coats, can penetrate the resin matrix and could cause swelling of the composite laminate.
Is Phil Wood grease safe for carbon?
Overall, Phil Wood Waterproof Grease works extremely well. One application will last longer than usual, and it is carbon-friendly, too.
Should you grease a dropper post?
The best thing you can do to prolong the life of your dropper seat post is to keep it clean. After every ride gently wash off any mud and grime from the post shaft. To keep the main wiper seal in good working order, it is recommended to apply a small amount of suspension lube to the clean seal to keep it lubricated.
How often should I grease my seatpost?
99% of the time it doesn’t cause an issue with the seatpost slipping. I just use a big old pot of automotive grease I’ve had for years; whip the seatpost out every 6 months or so for a wipe down and a fresh, thin coat of grease.
Should I grease my seatpost clamp?
Removing & Lubing the Seatpost & Binder Bolt/Clamp At least yearly seatposts should be removed and fresh lube applied. This prevents noises and more importantly it ensures the post doesn’t get stuck in the frame. And, when a seatpost gets frozen in a frame, it can be a nightmare getting them out.
Can you use grease on a carbon seat post?
DO NOT use grease on carbon seatpost or frames. Carbon will absorb the grease and swell up and you’ll have to bin your bike. Not good. For carbon frames and posts use proper carbon assembly paste. For alloy frames and posts use anti-seize compound. Put a coating of paste all over the inserted part of the post and some inside the frame seat tube.
How to fix a slipping seat post-MBR?
For carbon frames and posts use proper carbon assembly paste. For alloy frames and posts use anti-seize compound. Put a coating of paste all over the inserted part of the post and some inside the frame seat tube. Insert post into frame and wipe off excess paste. When tightening the seatclamp do not go over…
What should the torque be on a seat post?
When tightening the seatclamp do not go over the stated maximum torque settings. In fact, go significantly under the maximum setting (if max torque is 5Nm, go up to 3Nm).