White Lightning has slid onto the radar with their new Crystal high performance clear grease.
Crystal Grease is totally non-toxic, non-staining, odorless, flavorless, biodegradable and, as the name implies, crystal clear. WL says Crystal Grease holds up to extreme heat that causes other products to melt and run, claiming itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Ã¢â‚¬Å“no-dropÃ¢â‚¬Â greaseÃ¢â‚¬â€meaning the oil wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t separate and drop out of the thickener on a scorching hot day.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You could hold a blow torch to Crystal Grease and it would catch fire before it melted,Ã¢â‚¬Â said White Lightning owner Hank Krause. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s important in warm riding conditions and on down hill legs when the breaks start kicking off a lot of heat. If you see leaching oil, the best case scenario is itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s undermining your performance, but thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a real danger itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s causing wear and tear on your bicycle.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Crystal Grease can used in all of the places traditional greases are typically applied, such as seat posts, bottom brackets, stem and headset assemblies, wheel hubs, gaskets & o-rings, and it’s safe for all materials, including carbon fiber.
Crystal Grease has an aluminum-based thickening system that also makes it 100% waterproof. Other ingredients include premium hydro-treated base oils that deliver smooth bearing lubrication, long-lasting durability and efficient Ã¢â‚¬Å“pumpabilityÃ¢â‚¬Â over a wide range of temperatures.
Besides being fairly clean, another benefit is that mechanics (pro or home-based) can see through it to spot wearing components and impurities. And if you happen to over apply it, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a big mess to clean up.
It’s available in 1lb tubs (shown) for $19.99.