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    What do you lube with after you wash off your MTB of all the mud and grime?

    I've been negligent of properly upkeeping my Specialized Rockhopper. After I get it really dirty I typically spray it down with the hose and put her away in the garage. This past weekend with all the snow melt and rain last week, I came home particularly muddy. After my typical spraying down with the hose I really looked over my components. No rust or anything, but they look like they "need" something. I'm thinking lubrication, but the chain is still pretty dirty. Actually I was thinking of hitting up the chain with a degreaser and then lubing it up again, but am not sure.

    What do you use to degrease and lube on your MTB? What shouldn't I touch with the degreaser and lube?

    Thanks for the help.

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    I use the blue Rock and Roll. It works well for me.
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    I use simple green to clean stuff and tri-flow to lube it.

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    Any citrus degreaser is fine. Use a chain cleaner(roller) and then relube with Pedros. Pick one for your riding conditions.
    Also some of that B-9 I think is what it's called I put onto the contact points on the front and rear der and on my shock and fork.

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    After i spray my chain off with the water, I hit it with WD-40, dry it off with paper towel, and then put on more lube.
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    I use friction...through the air...I ride fast and the friction from the air rips the grime right off my bike.

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    rock 'n' roll for the chain (don't lube the rest of the components)

    triflow for the joints in derailleurs

    grease on the bearings (i use phil wood)

    i mention the grease cause one of the issues with hosing a bike down is that you can force water past seals and into bearings (not that i'm saying you have to rebuild your hubs now but be aware)

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    In my garage sits a pump-up sprayer with a mixture of simple green lightly diluted. After a few rides I give a nice misting bath of SImple "G", and Hose her off. Then towel dry (this removes the thin film of dirt). Wait 15 minutes and Lube, then hang up tp dry.

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    Pig's blood mixed with hookah pipe ash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim View Post
    Pig's blood mixed with hookah pipe ash.
    Are we in the right forum?
    I saw sum hookah's down in the vally, but they didn't wanna wash my "bike"

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    I lube my chain afterward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim View Post
    Pig's blood mixed with hookah pipe ash.
    chuckles

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I lube my chain afterward.
    I was going to state what I "lube" after I wash my bike, but I figured it was a bit to risque for Bike Forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I use friction...through the air...I ride fast and the friction from the air rips the grime right off my bike.
    I hear that's how Chuck Norris keeps his chain clean. Are you two related?
    -- Zan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    I hear that's how Chuck Norris keeps his chain clean. Are you two related?
    Chuck Norris has no need for a chain, his bike is propelled by fear of what he'll do to it if it doesn't move.

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    ^^ Good one. Just think how fast it would be if he motivated it with inspiration rather than fear. Whooooosh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaJMasta View Post
    Chuck Norris has no need for a chain, his bike is propelled by fear of what he'll do to it if it doesn't move.
    made me lol.
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    i clean the moving parts and say F the rest, i take it out every day and its really muddy in spring, as long as there's still tire clearance and it shifts im happy.
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    Rock 'n Roll Gold for the most part, but for the winter and spring, when it's a lot wetter, I use Rock 'n Roll Blue. The blue stuff has a little more paraffin mixed in there and seems to work a little better, last a little longer in the wet weather.

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    Pro Gold.
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    Pro link by progold
    cleans and lubes the chain - wipe off the excess with a shop rag before you ride.

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