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New ‘Crystal’ Clear Waterproof Grease from White Lightning

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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 it’s a “no-drop” grease—meaning the oil won’t separate and drop out of the thickener on a scorching hot day.

“You could hold a blow torch to Crystal Grease and it would catch fire before it melted,” said White Lightning owner Hank Krause. “That’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 it’s undermining your performance, but there’s a real danger it’s causing wear and tear on your bicycle.”

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 “pumpability” 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, there’s not a big mess to clean up.

It’s available in 1lb tubs (shown) for $19.99.

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