If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

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If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby alexnharvey » 26 Dec 2018, 8:16pm

Does anyone know if Shimano Dura ace grease has recently changed colour from green to black?

It is described here as being black. SHIMANO Dura Ace New Special Grease 50 g https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001NMTIKM/ ... iCbJJZV427

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby Samuel D » 27 Dec 2018, 2:08am

Amazon error / default colour in the database / colour of the shipping box / etc. The grease itself remains a sort of fluoro green-yellow. Shimano did change the container designs a few years ago (to the design shown at Amazon), but the grease did not change in appearance then.

I believe it’s actually Motorex Bike Grease 2000, which is of course considerably cheaper if you can find it.

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby althebike » 27 Dec 2018, 12:01pm

So is it better to regrease or relube a chain?

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby Samuel D » 27 Dec 2018, 12:47pm

Grease is a lubricant containing oil and other substances. Getting it into the bearing surfaces of a chain is a problem. Oil goes in by capillary action and so is the better lubricant for chains unless unusual methods are attempted (hot grease bath, etc.).

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby alexnharvey » 27 Dec 2018, 6:57pm

Samuel D wrote:Amazon error / default colour in the database / colour of the shipping box / etc. The grease itself remains a sort of fluoro green-yellow. Shimano did change the container designs a few years ago (to the design shown at Amazon), but the grease did not change in appearance then.

I believe it’s actually Motorex Bike Grease 2000, which is of course considerably cheaper if you can find it.


Thanks Samuel. I read it was motul 2000 super long life grease. Both the motorex and the motul are calcium sulfonate thickened high viscosity synthetic base greases, which the Shimano grease is described as on the MSDS and is therefore the basis of this speculation.

Just bought 4x500ml tubes of the motul grease so if anyone's interested in a tube drop me a PM.

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby Samuel D » 27 Dec 2018, 8:01pm

alexnharvey wrote:I read it was motul 2000 super long life grease.

I didn’t immediately find that product with a Google search. Is that its exact label?

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby alexnharvey » 27 Dec 2018, 8:13pm

Sorry, super longtime!

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby Samuel D » 27 Dec 2018, 8:59pm

Google does not know it.

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Re: If Shimano Dura ace grease has changed recently?

Postby alexnharvey » 27 Dec 2018, 9:17pm

Sorry, that should've been autol rather than motul.