Our choice for high performance road bikes in dry summer conditions.
Chain Juice Dry is a hard wearing, advanced, dry weather conditions chain lube that works a bit differently to other dry lubes. The lubricating element is suspended in a highly penetrating, bio-degradable, solvent carrier. When applied to the chain, the carrier quickly “searches” its way in between all the pins and rollers of the chain which is where it is needed the most. At this point when the optimum penetration of the chain has been achieved relative to the amount of lube applied at that time, the carrier evaporates, leaving behind the lubricating element which is enclosed in a thin, dry to the touch film which does not allow loose, dry and lightweight crud to stick to it. This results in a cleaner and quieter chain. Simples!
Do not be alarmed that there is no thick oily residue on the chain – this is absolutely not how Chain Juice Dry is formulated to work! Using a thick wet lube in dry, dusty conditions makes for the rapid creation of a gummy grinding paste made of abrasive particles all held together by the sticky oil – this would be the perfect situation if the name of the game was to wreck your drive train as quickly as you can and have no fun in the process! But we are pretty sure that’s not why most of you ride a bike.
So next time someone tells you not to waste your money on an “expensive” or “specialist” chain oil and tries to offer you a squirt of Old Jed’s Famous Tractor Oil (I just made that up by the way – if Jed does make tractor oil I am sure it’s great. For his tractor) you now have a good idea why it is in the interests of you, your bike and your wallet to politely decline!
Apply to a clean and dry chain
Un-screw nozzle and pierce security seal. Re-attach nozzle and take care to only open the flow valve a very small amount to avoid over application. Then rest the tip of the nozzle on the rollers of the chain and whilst slowly back pedalling the cranks for 2 complete revolutions, gently squeeze the bottle to apply a thin stream of Chain Juice Dry to the chain.
HINT! At this point, if it is dripping on the floor you are applying it too quickly!!
Because of the way in which Chain Juice Dry works it is best to apply the lube in 2 - 4 thin layers leaving a few minutes between each layer for the penetration and evaporation process to take place. As 2 complete revolutions of the crank is roughly one revolution of the chain when it is on the middle chain ring, you can consider this 1 layer applied.
Ideally you should lube the chain straight after you have finished a ride and cleaned your bike rather than just before you are about to start a ride. This would have allowed the maximum time possible for the lube to set up for optimum performance and would have kept any corrosion at bay.
AAS Juice is a premium, aluminium anti-seize assembly paste. Using it will allow easy future disassembly for maintenance by preventing against cold welding, corrosion and seizure. It will also ensure a squeak free interface between threaded parts such as bottom brackets, bolts and pedals. Also good for BB30 & Headset type bearings pressed into metal frames.
Apply a small amount – just enough to cover the threads on your component part and then tighten to the required torque setting as advised in the manufacturer’s instructions. Wipe of any excess.
AAS Juice is safe to use in all metal to metal contact situations.View full product details
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Our favorite grease, and we use it exclusively in the workshop as we have not yet found anything as resilient as this.
Bearing Juice is a grease designed for use in low temperature applications such as hubs, bottom brackets and headsets. Don’t be alarmed that Bearing Juice is not purple and/or shiny – it doesn't need to be! These types of greases are lithium complex greases and are designed to work in applications where a high operating temperature is achieved such as a car wheel hub. Without these high temperatures being achieved the grease does not release its lubricating oils as effectively as it should and you don’t get optimum lubrication. Bearing Juice also has high resistance to water wash out which will help keep your bearing’s running smoother for longer through the British summer time.
To breathe new life in to a set of bearings carefully remove the outer and inner seals with a very thin screwdriver to reveal the bearings within their race. It is advisable to clean the bearings as much as possible with a degreaser such as Brake Juice or Dirt Juice Super Gnarl and then rinse with water before allowing them to dry out for as long as possible. Finally re-pack the bearings with fresh Bearing Juice before carefully replacing the inner seal followed by the outer seals.
We are sure you realise this, but the Jet Wash is the definitive arch enemy of the humble bearing so whilst we appreciate how convenient they can be to use, you should always take care to not focus the jet on any bearings as it will almost certainly reduce the lifespan of the bearings as it will force muck past the seals and into the bearing race leading to that horrible rough and gritty feeling. You wouldn't enjoy sand in your pants and neither do ball bearings……View full product details
Brake Juice is a high performance, fast drying, disc brake cleaner, designed for cleaning your disc brake pads and rotors, but also great for flushing out bearings and getting things clean.
Brake Juice has a chlorine-free formulation that will not do any of the following:
Spray directly on to callipers, pads and rotors and let it do it’s thing. Brake Juice dries quickly, with no residue so there is no need to wipe anything off. Initial performance does differ between pad compounds and different brands. Generally we have found that the Brake Juice evaporates more quickly from semi metallic and sintered pads than it does from organic pads. So if you do use organic pads you may experience a short period of brake squeak but this will quickly stop.
Always remember to check your pads for wear – Brake Juice won’t do a lot if you are down to the back plate! Also it is worth checking you have exactly the right size mount for the rotors you are using – we have seen people caught out on several occasions where a mount has been slightly too big and bridging has occurred. This is where the top of the pad never comes into contact with the rotor, so it never wears down and creates a lip that makes it appear as though you have plenty of pad life left. Then all of a sudden the brake lever goes back to the bars and you can’t stop because the rest of the pad that you can’t see without turning the bike over, is worn right down!View full product details
Essential for places where carbon tubes get clamped such as the Stem, Handlebar and Seatpost. This paste ensures that these parts stay solid at the low bolt torque demanded. This paste is bright red in colour, hopefully stopping you accidentally adding to your bearings. It contains grit to aid friction.
Before Carbon Fibre became the new best thing to make bicycles from, we were used to just tightening a clamp and the item being clamped staying put. Fine for Aluminium/Steel/Titanium; not so for slippery Carbon Fibre. At best your seat post would gradually slip down leading to irritation and progressively more tired legs and at worst, because you know its a bit slippery, you over tighten and then "snap"....... Time for a new seat post as the last one now has a lovely crack through it!
So with this in mind, Carbon Juice is there to give a little helping hand at increasing the friction between previously slippery carbon fibre surfaces. It reduces the chances of slippage and eliminates the need for you to over tighten and risk damaging your light weight parts. And one small pot will last a very long time as so little is required per application.
Simply apply a very thin layer to component interface area's and tighten to manufacturers recommended torque settings.View full product details