Best grease/lube for DT Swiss ratchet system

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

I use whatever gear oil happens to be on the shelf in the garage. May be 75 or 90w at the moment. I clean and relube when chain gets waxed so quite frequently.


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ms6073 wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Calnago wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:24 pm
I have some of that “special” DT red grease... I always wondered what was so “special” about it.
You mean besides it being red? I always thought attaching the word 'Red' to a product name was somewhat akin to having an amplifier that goes to 11? :beerchug:
The full DT 240 tool/service kit used to come with two tubs of grease - one for the ratchets and one for the bearings. I suppose they labeled the ratchet grease as the "red grease" since it was red and to differentiate it from the other one. Not too many use DT's bearing grease so knowledge and recollection of that has seemingly gone by the wayside.

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by Priit

Calnago wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:24 pm
I have some of that “special” DT red grease for their star ratchets that came with their hub service toolkit. I always wondered what was so “special” about it.
Well, it's red, man! Red lube means it's really special, like Ferrary.

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Priit wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Well, it's red, man! Red lube means it's really special, like Ferrary.
I think you meant to type Ferrari. :mrgreen:
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