ProGold ProLink is designed to shed dirt, mud, and abrasives, and reduce tacky build-up in all climates. Formulated for industrial, commercial and marine applications, it outperforms and lasts longer than any other general purpose lubricant.
Fast-penetrating, long-lasting lubrication. Cleans and prevents electrical corrosion on battery terminals, electric tools, and motors. Breaks down rust and corrosion. Resistant to most acids and caustics.
Speeds up drilling and tapping – cutting edges stay sharper longer. Reduces noise. Aerosol containers are ozone safe. Smoother shifting, quieter drive train. Repels moisture and reduces oxidation and corrosion.
Disperses water and resists wash-off. Will not build up or get tacky. Works well in all climates. Longer chain and sprocket life. Long lasting. Can be used as a dry lubricant. Environmentally friendly.
Best lube out there, it re-cleans the chain every time you use it and does not build up, it is a thin lube. Yes, you have to lube a bit more frequently, but it is amazingly smooth after you do (has embedded teflon or somesuch stuff).
At least on a road bike dirt, grim & grit don’t seem to stick to it very well. Be sure you lube your chain the day before you plan to ride so the more volatile part of the lube evaporates or you can get some sling off — just overnight and you are fine the next day.
I have used this stuff almost since its first introduction. It was developed by NASCAR engineers. I remember talking to the manufacturer directly several years ago just to question some of their seemingly outrageous and overly optimistic claims.
The rep told me that I “might never have to replace a chain again” if I kept it clean and lubed. I told him that such a claim was a little over the top! Nevertheless, I still like the stuff because it is not greasy and it is easy to clean and it doesn’t take much to be effective.
My only quibble is that because it is so thin and nearly clear, it is very tedious to apply. Just take your time. I appealed to the company to develop a better applicator top, perhaps something like a small brush head versus just a drip but nothing yet.
They recommend you apply it and then let it dry overnight, as the formula actually bonds to the metal surfaces. I try to remember to do that, as it results in less grit accumulating. PROS: Versatile BEST USES: Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes.
I have used various high quality lubes in the past, all the big names, but I keep coming back to ProLink. I like ProLink because it acts as a decent cleaner and a great lubricant. It’s a lower viscosity oil, so you’ll have to apply it a bit more often than the thicker stuff.
I usually apply this stuff about every 150-ish miles. I believe that some people really overcomplicate the process of oiling a chain by using fancy chain cleaning tools, degreasers, extended soaks in oil and/or mineral spirit baths, etc.
I’ll share my personal technique below. I’m not claiming this is the best way to do it, but it’s very easy and I get just as many miles out of my chains as I did back when I overcomplicated this process, if not more.
I’m a full-blown cycler who puts on a good amount of miles annually, so I’ve gone through plenty of chains and have tried various techniques. Below is all I ever do anymore. First, there’s no need to use degreaser unless your chain is rusty.
I’m in the camp that believes degreasers do more harm than good by allowing subtle debris to work its way deeper into the chain. Also, I believe that degreaser can flush deeply penetrated lube out, which can be hard to re-apply.
ProLink does a good enough job cleaning and your chain will still look fairly shiny. 1. – Wipe chain vigorously with a dry rag (just hold the chain with a rag and pedal backwards). 2. – Apply a drop of lube on each roller.
3. – Wipe chain vigorously again. 4. – Re-apply a drop of lube on each roller, try to get it between the roller and the plates for better penetration. 5. – Let it sit for at least 30 minutes, while doing so pedal backwards on occasion to allow the lube to move around inside the chain.
6. – Wipe your chain vigorously again. You don’t want the outside of your chain to be wet with oil, this will only gum up your drive-train by turning your chain into a dirt magnet (also if you don’t wipe it enough then you’ll get those dirty marks on your leg).
That’s it. Keep it simple, the chain is a disposable part and I have noticed no added life by using degreasers and more involved cleaning/lubing techniques. As a side note we own an indoor cycling studio we use ProLube on our indoor cycles too.
They are chain driven and ProLube helps to keep the chain clean and smooth. PROS: Versatile, Easy to Use BEST USES: Road Bikes, Long Rides.
For dry and arid riding conditions. Extensively tested by scientists and pro mechanics alike. Special polymers form a dry film to protect your chain and repel dirt in arid or dusty conditions. The result is a clean, quiet drivetrain.
This lube is awesome because it leaves very little residue (follow the directions and wipe the chain a minute after applying) so doesn’t build up if you don’t clean your bike every ride. I’ve only had grime buildup in the nooks and crannies of the links after rides in dusty conditions.
As advertised, it’s good for one ride in wet conditions up to a few rides in dry, non-dusty conditions. However, the aerosol dispenser is terrible for lubing chains because it wastes at least half of what comes out and lubes the side of your rim, tire and the ground.
Why sell only wet OR dry chain lube in squeeze bottles, but not this superior lube? Please offer this fantastic lube in a better container (e. g. a 500mL HDPE bottle similar to dish soap) so I’m not wasting my money, lubricating my tires and polluting!.
Most trusted name in the lubricant industry lives up to its name. Ran the bike through puddles, and the lube stayed on through several rides, and kept the bike running smoothly. I like the easy to apply, small bottle size and the lid stays secure so you can put it in your pocket or in your pack, and it’s not going to leak.
Used sparingly along the chain and it was very effective. Could tell an ease-of-pedaling difference. I like to keep my chain somewhat on the dry side, and just apply the WD a little every so often. Doesn’t need much.
I actually plan to try this on my hedge trimmers in my lawncare business. I use regular WD-40, but this may actually work even better. I would strongly recommend it to anyone.
I’ve always grown up with WD-40 products in our household and we use it for anything and everything! When I had the chance to try their WD-40 BIKE® – All-Conditions Chain Lube, I was pretty excited! At first, I was thrown off by it’s small size but then I quickly realized that it’s actually perfect for spraying bicycle chains because it’s smaller it can get into the tight areas that larger cans can’t reach.
I like that they include their iconic spray extender on the can like their original product, it really helps to get in the spaces of the bike chains that can be hard to access. I used the WD-40 BIKE® – All-Conditions Chain Lube on my 6 year old sons bike, which he leaves out in the rain all the time! His chain is a little rusty and squeaky but this specific chain lube helped tremendously! I sprayed the product on very thoroughly and let it sit a few minutes and wiped it off then sprayed it again.
He was off to riding his bike with no loud squeaks and he says it’s a very smooth ride now. I’m actually very impressed by theWD-40 BIKE® – All-Conditions Chain Lube, I know that we will be making this a permanent tool in our house!.
Muc-Off C3 Dry Ceramic Chain Lube raises the bar when it comes to providing the ultimate lubrication. It provides total corrosion protection and unparalleled performance in dry, dusty and damp conditions.
With added nano ceramic particles and synthetic polymers, C3 Dry Ceramic Chain Lube maximizes your power output by reducing metal to metal contact and provides up to 10 times the performance of conventional chain oils and lubes.
The Muc-Off R&D team definitely didn’t cut corners when they brought the future of bike lubes to the masses. In fact, Muc-Off made sure the C3 Dry Ceramic Lube is safe by creating a biodegradable, petroleum free formula so you don’t have to worry about yourself, your bike or the planet.
50ml. Features Ideal for Road Cycling, Cyclocross and MTB Provides the ultimate performance in damp, dry & dusty conditions Petroleum free formula for eco protection Ceramic coating for increased drive chain protection Synthetic polymers for long distance performance Incredible durability Pipette system for easy application Includes UV torch to check for 100% coverage Directions For Use Fully de-grease drive chain thoroughly before lube application.
Ensure drive chain area is dry. Shake bottle vigorously and apply a moderate amount of C3 Dry Lube to the inside chain link, whilst spinning pedals in a reverse motion. Ideally apply 3-4 hours before your ride.
Check to make sure the lube coverage is even using the supplied UV Torch. Wipe excess lube carefully.
I couldn’t be more impressed with this lube. Compared to other lubes I’ve used in the past, this lasts at least a few rides (in dry conditions). If you apply it at least an hour before a ride (3-4 hours is recommended) it will penetrate perfectly and have you pedaling with a silent drivetrain.
And if you follow the instructions, it really doesn’t attract dirt/dust much. A quick wipe down with an all purpose cleaner every few rides and re-applying and you’ll be able to go weeks or months without having to deep clean your drivetrain.
Super impressed and will continue buying and using this lube for mountain and road riding.
Been using this for cycle touring, 1300km so far on pavement, forestry roads and single track. Most days are wet. Even with the lightest application it goops up on your pulley wheels and chainrings attracting sand and organic matter (larch needles in particular) into your drivetrain.
It does last a long time, even if it’s full of sand. I suppose if you have an hour to oil your chain you can do what other reviewers have suggested, but i can’t be bothered. Switching to finishline until the snow flies, maybe Phil’s is better in the winter with less dirt and organic matter around.
This is my second bottle in 35 years. Hadn’t needed any oil or lubricant in a while. I hadn’t been riding my as much. December 2014 I had bi-lateral hip surgery. (Both hips replaced) Started putting on more mile per week (125) recently.
My bike chain was stiff and noisy. i tried silicone and a tri-flow, the noise would go away for about 15 miles and then start again. The chain seem to stiffen back up. When the Phil’s came I just put a bead of it on the chain while I turn it.
Wiped off the excess, which wasn’t much. And now after 245 miles, not a squeak and the chain is not stiff. Just a dab will do it. I would use it on any thing that needs a little lube.
This is a must have for any serious home mechanic or anyone who enjoys to tune their bike to as near perfect as possible. This stuff is unique, its somewhere between grease and oil. It’s a super thick and sticky oil.
It is really only suited for a handful of applications, but its does things way better then anything else can do, such as : free hubs/free wheels/cassettes, brake cables, pedal bearings, clip-less pedal mechanisms, frame pivots and bearings, or any other metal-to-metal contact that is somewhat shielded from the elements.
Don’t listen to the negative reviews, they just failed to use this product as it was intended. Basically, this is NOT a chain lube! PROS: Versatile, Durable CONS: Tough to Install BEST USES: Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Commuting, Long Rides.
E-Bikes place high demands on their drivetrains that differentiate them from standard bicycles. To meet these needs and the needs of E-Bike riders, Finish Line has developed an E-Bike specific lubricant.
Using the latest lubrication technology and following e-Bike manufacturer specifications, Finish Line has developed a unique lubricant to keep e-Bikes running like new. F Finish Line e-Bike Chain Lube is formulated specifically for lubricating electric assist drivetrains that are subject to particularly high pressure and torque.
Most mid-drive e-Bike systems will add up to an additional 250 Watts to the rider’s input, and some performance models can add up to 350 Watts. This consistent, high power means that chains experience much higher rates of wear.
S While developing our e-Bike Chain Lube Our goal was to create a lubricant that could not only stand up to the high torque associated with electric assist drivetrains, but which also provided long lubrication intervals, would shed dirt, prevent premature wear, and provide superior protection against rust and corrosion.
With a semi-dry formulation, and our proprietary blend of high pressure and corrosion inhibiting additives, Finish Line’s e-Bike Chain Lube delivers on all fronts.
Maxima Chain Wax is a superior power spray lubricant designed for all chain care needs. It’s special ParaFilm formula creates a waxy film similar to Cosmoline, offering long term protection especially in water and high humidity environments.
Maxima Chain Wax is formulated with heavy duty, anti-wear, and extreme pressure additives that provide superior lubrication for all chains, cables, and sprockets. Maxima Chain Wax penetrates deeply, lubricating non accessible areas, reducing chain stretch an.
I’ve used this in the past with good results. I stopped using it because I had tons of extra differential oil in the garage. I used that for awhile after watching FortNine’s positive review of the stuff.
It works fine, but it has far too much fling. It gets everywhere and is a pain to constantly clean. After I decided to stop using diff oil, I was determined to find the best chain lube on the market.
After seeing this product do so well I decided to return to it for off road riding.
Since 2010 I have been using this chain lube, first on my new chain which is still installed after 51k kms. I spray my chain approx every 500 to 600 kms. I dont wait as recommended at 800 or a 1000kms.
I own a street cruiser bike not a dirt bike which in comparison affects chain life substantialy in addition to riding style and technique. I attribute the long chain life mainly to this product as well to the quality of my x chain plus the fact I don’t hard accelerate from stop or at low speeds.
I do most of my spirted riding including moderate and sometimes heavy accelerating while in 4th or 5th gear. This factor helps considering my bikes 535lb mass is already in motion as opposed from still, or a dead stop then accelerating moderately or heavy up to speed.
This product is super clean and sets up to a waxy film within a few minutes up to 10 minutes, pending OAT. It sprays on nice without dripping not making a mess or waste, but is thin enough to penetrate the links and rollers before setup time to wax.
You will have the cleanest rim in comparison to any belt driven bike or another lubricating product. It stays on the chain ! It’s about the wax base lubricants that contributes to excellent lubrication and clinging to the chain with very little or no fly off.
And the best thing about it is you never need to clean your chain including wipping it down. There is no need, simply because this product is very clean and waxy and over time it cleans itself without buildup on the rim.
This of course no introduction of dust or road dirt. Having wrote the above if you get caught in the rain driving more then 50kms or so the priduct like most will wash off, hence the chain gets cleaned, but dont continue driving many kms in the rain as you don’t want an unlubricated chain !! Price point it has gone up considerably over the last few years, but if you are long term chain guy/girl I suggest buying two or three cans at one time, shopping of course for best price! In conclusion, no need to buy very expensive synethic based products which in most cases will perform the same as this product and some leave more dirt and buildup from flying off onto the rim.
I hope as long as I am a chain guy that I can keep buying Maxima ! !.
I have used Belray chain lube/wax for nearly 30 years with no complaints until I finally got a gold chain. I was using the Belray super clean and when I finally bought a gold chain it looked like a 2 year old with a box of white crayon’s went at it Everytime I cleaned and lubed the chain which kind of negates the whole reason we run gold chains(because they look better than black).
A friend of mine told me about the Maxima chain wax so I have it a shot and absolutely love it. It goes on a tan, brownish color and really wet like Belray so it soaks into the places you want the lube to be then it gets tacky after a few minutes when applied to a warm chain but after a couple hours it fully cures into a no fling almost dry lubed that nothing sticks to and just so happens to be gold in color.
The key to using this lube is warm your chain, spray or on and let it set up for a couple hours before you ride and you will be pleased with the results. This is not a spray and go lube unless you want it everywhere except the chain.
This has never been a problem for me as I always wash my bike and clean the chain before the next ride. It’s a very good lube for us track and off-road riders period. – -m-DIRT BIKE–.
White chain lubricant designed for racing motorcycles. Based on solid additives for anti-wear during extreme speeds and pressures. Decreases rolling resistance and friction-caused power loss. Compatible with O-ring, X-ring and Z-ring chains.
Increases chain lifespan, resists water and rust. 9. 3 oz. can with applicator tube included.
Very pleased with the performance of this chain lube. Only thing I didn’t realize is it’s almost white in colour instead of the transparent stuff I had purchased before. Superior longevity to some of the other major brands I have tried and a nice quote chain.
UFO Drip – New Formula This new and improved formula of the CeramicSpeed UFO Drip Chain Coating is even faster and longer lasting than the first formula. The chain coating is developed to support all disciplines and is based on a non-toxic, non-flammable and bio-degradable formula.
300 km. per coating. More than 35 coatings per bottle. Over 15% faster than previous formula. Increased temperature stability – apply between 5-35C / 41-95F.
the majority of the work with this drip wax formula is in the initial setup: you must strip an existing chain and drivetrain of its oil (attainable with CS’ drivetrain clean). once you’ve completed this task, it’s as easy as any oil-based lubricant—with the exception that you’ve got to remember to do it the night before (or about 8 hours) a ride, to allow the water component to evaporate.
i don’t have the luxury of babysitting a true wax crockpot setup, so this is perfect for me. as for the drivetrain experience using UFO drip: it’s fantastic. the lube lasts ~200 miles in dry/non-dusty conditions, and is quiet and oh-so-clean.
given that muck/dirt are main culprits in drivetrain wear and the supply chain issues that face all cyclists—this is an obvious choice to extend the life of your drivetrain! i have converted all my bikes over to this drip wax and have recommended to several cycling friends.
I bought two bottles, one upon release and one this February. I love how easy it is to apply, it runs very clean, feels fast, sticks well to the chain on application, all good. Probably the best lube I’ve used… And then, I wanted to apply Drip to my chain after maybe 2 weeks of no application.
Nothing came out of the bottle. I unscrewed the nozzle, and it was completely clogged. No line could get out anymore. I then carefully removed everything that had dried up, up there were loads of chucks already in the bottle.
Checked the other bottle that I kept in my house since February (the other was kept dry and protected from sunlight in my workshop, around 70F). Same exact issue. I really like CS products, run Coated BBs on all my bikes, OSPW on all my race bikes and used the old formula of UFO drip for years.
Now, I thought I had found the ultimate drip, but it apparently doesn’t last long. Very upsetting.
Progold Lubricants a divison of ABC Compounding is the manufacturer of this product and the additional Progold products sold on Amazon. Some of the product images on Amazon are out dated as well. Model # 11015 Features: Sheds dirt, mud and abrasives Repels moisture and reduces oxidation/corrosion Desperses water and resists wash-off Will not build up or get tacky Sheds dirt, mud and abrasives Repels moisture and reduces oxidation/corrosion Desperses water and resists wash-off Will not build up or get tacky Cleans and lubricates as you ride Item Dimensions: 1.
I’ve been using this stuff for ~20 years on road and mtb. It’s liquid, but sets up to a slushy semisolid once the solvent evaporates. (similar to T-9) It runs quietly, I get good chain life, and it doesn’t accumulate dirt like other wet lubes.
I’ve used it in damp/wet conditions and in dry dusty conditions with good results. I apply it fairly frequently putting a drop on each roller, rotating the crank a bunch of times, then wiping off any excess with a old terrycloth rag.
There are many other lubes out there with miracle claims, but this stuff has worked well for me.
I’ve been using ProLink ProGold as a road bike chain lube for many years. I generally get good life out of my chains, which I attribute in part to fairly regular cleaning and lubing (about every 500 miles) with this ProLink product.
My experience with this lube is mostly in dry conditions, so I can’t say how well it lasts in the wet. Overall, I’m very happy with the Prolink ProGold chain lube.
Yes. I’ve had plenty of experience with it on road bikes, MTBs, commuter bikes & in slushy Toronto weather. This had been the only product I used so just got used to my chain becoming dirty very quickly.
It is a thin lubricant and lubes well with repeated application but I found that my chains become black and greasy over a short time. If you are diligent with regular/routine drivetrain degreasing you’ll be fine.
But if you let it go too long your drive chain will become very dirty with this product–even after application. As one reviewer had already mentioned, your chain must be immaculately before application or it will draw out the unseen residue and it’ll collect on the cogs and side plates.
I have since switched to Purple Extreme and I’m much happier with this product. It is also thin lube but so far my chains have stayed cleaner over a longer intervals. Give this a try if you are picky about having a fresh crispy drivetrains.
You can keep a bicycle well-oiled and ready to go when you use White Lightning Bicycle Chain Lube. This accessory is the fast and easy way for you to be on the road again. That’s because this bicycle lube easily applies to your chain like a professional would do it.
The lube leaves behind no stains, no messes and no missed links. All parts of the chain get excellent protection and you get peace of mind when it comes to your bike.
Ultra-clean and long-lasting bicycle chain lubricant formulated specifically for use in dry and dusty conditions. Advanced, surface-active formulation penetrates deeply and dries quickly to ensure effective protection while minimizing buildup of dust and grime.
Proprietary anti-wear additives minimize chain noise, enable smooth shifts under load and extend chain life. Waterproof formula is designed for dry conditions, but will effectively repel water and inhibit corrosion if used in wet conditions.
Formulated specifically for bicycle chains. Designed for dry and dusty conditions. Waterproof and corrosion resistant. Long-lasting protection and cleanliness. Enables smooth shifting. Minimizes chain noise.
Never got to try the product. Ordered and had it shipped to me but the liquid had leaked out and what a mess! Don’t advise having this item shipped. Product needs to be shaken before use and much of the contents had leaked out before it was shaken thus making the remaining product incomplete for use.
At first it looks like a light lube ,but, each and every time I use it – by it end of the ride the chain is very greasy and black dirty and need to soap clean it. I wouldn’t recommend it. Though it smell nice.
Finish Line’s 1-Step is engineered for cyclists seeking a quick, one-step clean and lube formulation. As 1-Step flushes out contaminants and old lube, it leaves behind a clean new film of low friction lubricant.
For cyclists on the go, 1-Step is the perfect choice for maintaining your bicycle’s drivetrain. 1-Step is recommended for cyclists who take a minimalist approach to drivetrain maintenance. It is formulated with rust and corrosion inhibitors that provide ultimate protection in extreme conditions including coastal salt air.
1-Step does not compromise on its ability to reduce pedaling friction over long intervals, often exceeding 100 miles. Professional mechanics also use 1-Step to free gummed-up shifters and stiff cables.
Excellent cleaner. Used this to clean my Masi road bike. The whole drive-train cleaned very well. I would still use the Finish Line dry lube after using this product. make sure you put something under the bike before applying this product.
This stuff works great. Applying liberally, riding a few laps around a parking lot, and then wiping off the excess works wonders on keeping a drivetrain clean and well lubricated. In the winter I’ve been applying once every 5-7 rides, but I’m sure I could go way longer.
I have only used it once so far, but it did exactly what I wanted. The decreasing agent worked quickly and my drivetrain has been running smoothly for about a hundred miles since without any issues. No complaints here! #sweepstakes.
ProLink Chain Lube will not let dirt and grit stick to your chain – in wet or dry conditions. It greatly reduces friction and wear, allowing smoother operation of your chain and cables, and it will keep your chain and drive train area clean and seemingly drag free.
ProLink is a thin-bodied lubricant that uses MFR technology, a molecule which bonds to the metal surface. It does not build up or become tacky because it contains no solids like Teflon, wax, moly, graphite or plastic.
I ride my bike a lot– Close to 4000 miles a year. Which means I need to relubricate my bicycle chain more frequently than people who ride less than I do. So I did some simple math: a 4oz bottle of Pro Link costs about $13.
A big gallon jug like this has 128 ounces = 32 of those 4oz bottles. If I bought 32 4oz bottles I would need to spend $416. So I decided to spend just $132 for this gallon jug and save $284. Typically a 4oz bottle lasts me about 4 months of cycling.
So this gallon jug should be enough for me to continue riding my bike for the next 10 years if I keep riding my typical 4000 miles a year. And at my age, I still have several decades of riding left in my legs if I stay healthy, so in my case I think this is a good investment.
Note this economy works out only if you ride A LOT! If you don’t ride your bike as frequently as I do, stick with the smaller bottles.
Prolink ProGold is an excellent dry lube, Ive been using it for years with great results. Its not especially long lasting, I relube about every 100 miles, but all it takes is a quick chain wipe-down with a clean rag, followed by one drop of this lube on every chain roller, using the ProGold needle-tip luber.
Chain stays clean, dry, and lubricated. I get 4K miles out of each Campy Record 11 speed chain, keeping a chain clean and well lubricated is essential for maintaining a quiet and smooth shifting drivetrain.
I highly recommend using a needle tip applicator, and only lubricating the inner chain rollers, which is the only part of a chain that needs lubrication. A little goes a long long way, and avoids a build-up of grit and road grime from using too much lube.
A well lubricated bicycle chain is amazingly efficient. A poorly lubricated chain is less effficient and accelerates wear on not just the chain but front and rear gears. Some testing indicates that this may not be the absolute best chain lube on the market, but the difference between lubing and not lubing is bigger than the differences between the better chain lubes.
I have used this brand chain lube for years with great success, but always flinched at the cost. This bottle helps a LOT with the pain of the cost. And that means I lube more often. I CAN feel the difference in the drive train.
BTW: I got some needle oilers (3 PACK 1/2 OZ PRECISION HIGH QUALITY OILER BOTTLES NEEDLE MICRO TIP APPLICATOR ) when I got this bottle. The spray, on narrow pattern, is just right to refill small bottles.
And the needle oilers get just a drop or two on each link where it is needed, rather than all over the plates, where it only attracts grit. Net result: better lubrication and yet another cost saving, with less cleanup after each application.
Avoid causing any damage to your bicycle chain, and ensure you have the smoothest ride possible, with this Epic Ride Bicycle Chain Lubricant from White Lightning. This 8. 2 fl oz bottle specially formulated with a semi-dry film silicone technology that is cleaner than conventional wet lube, and more durable than wax.
It’s suitable for on-road and off-road cycling, and also provides all-weather versatility, so you can rest assured that your bike will perform well in the elements, no matter the conditions. Packaged in an easy-applicator bottle, it’s super easy to add some lubricant to your chain with the narrow nozzle, and should be applied every 75-100 miles.
With regular use of Epic Ride, you can ensure optimal shifting and reduced drivetrain wear.
Unfortunately this is the first review I have to give 1-star too. This product is so “watered-down” (chemically they use ether, not water, to dilute it), that you have to use two or three times the amount as other lubes to get adequate coverage that lasts.
Believe me, when you apply this lube, all you will smell is a strong pungent odor of ether used to dilute it. This lube bills itself as a semi-dry lube, meaning it doesn’t contain wax or fluoropolymers like conventional dry lubes.
Unfortunately it doesn’t fair well for long-term use. I have to reapply after just a few rides (maybe 100 miles or so), wiping down the chain in between applications with a rag. If you apply too little lube to your chain, you will know instantly – your drivetrain will squeak like it’s missing adequate lubricate while riding and there will ample ‘feedback’ of the drivetrain resistance while pedaling.
As for the “all conditions” claim? I have to say you’re better off buying a wet lube and a dry lube and applying them appropriately. In the dry conditions you can get away with this lube, but in the wet, it simply washes away too quickly.
About the only good thing I can say about this lube is it’s good for beginners who tend to apply way too much chain lube. I can’t even say the cheap price is a positive, because you’ll run through it faster than a quality lube because of it being so diluted.
——– About me: I am a former professional MTB and collegiate XC racer, now turned avid cyclist for recreational fitness and enjoyment. I have over 15 years of cycling experience on all levels. CONS: Ineffective, Diluted, Low-concentrate.
A good in-between bike chain lubricant, for either dry or wet conditions. Perfect for preparing your bike for long rides in which the conditions are unpredictable. I find it especially useful for dirt trails in which both the dust of the ride and water and mud from rain are possible concerns.
Went out on muddy trails and got caught in a rain storm at the end. Chain suck was terrible after going through puddles. Washed all the lube right off. Talked to the LBS and employee had a similar experience.
Now I just use it when I need dry lube. It does get very clumpy and has cause chain drop as well. Just not the best for muddy humid Houston riding.
Extreme Lube is the most vicious of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s lube formulations. It’s for the nastiest gnarliest wettest and muckiest conditions. Extreme Lube has a gel membrane suspended in the fluid. The membrane seeps deep into the rollers of each pivot keeping the chain joints flexing moving smoothly shifting crisply and doing everything quietly.
Mostly dry dusty conditions here. I have been using Rock N Roll Extreme (blue) for years now. Keeps the chain clean, good for several dry rides before needing to reapply. You can reapply and wipe excess of chain which cleans the chain quite a few times before really needing to get in and wash your drive train.
Colorado also dumps heavy rain at times. I have used this in very wet conditions and rain. Not sure if anything really works well with wet grit, sand and mud on the chain. The only thing I can say is once you get home it is really easy to wash and clean your drive train and chain when Rock N Roll was used in comparison to using a super wet condition chain formula which is usually sticky, greasy, waxy and hard to clean off.
Some of my friends have moved on to using another type of chain cleaner lubricant. They say it is better, but I didn’t have the time to investigate and bought into a 16oz bottle of Rock N Roll. This is good stuff and will be using it for as long as that bottle lasts which could be a couple years more.
Fill the 2 oz size bottle No Drip Chain Luber with your lube of choice. Kit includes our most popular lube; 4oz of Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube. Place applicator head on chain and gently squeeze Luber to flow lube into applicator head and onto the wicking pad to distribute lube evenly onto the chain.
You’ll lube your chain evenly, perfectly with no waste, drips or mess.
Thought it could be a gimmick. Possibly the best thing I have ever bought. Does exactly what you want. Have only used dry lube with it so far. Usually this stuff spews everywhere no matter how careful I am to deliver the lube link by link.
There is mess. Not when using this. No mess so far. So I use less lube. Best of all. it does a better job than I did without it. Less mess. Less waste. Better application that lasts longer for me. Excellent.
The finish line product came in a plastic bag. This product came open inside the bag. More less half a bottle came out inside it and I sprayed all the contents of it. It came out of the bag a little and sprayed other products if any consequences, but all sticky.
B’laster Chain and Cable Lubricant is a long-lasting formula designed specifically for use on any light-duty chain or wire cable applications. Formulated to help reduce friction and wear, it also prevents further rust and corrosion and sheds contaminants like mud, grass and water.
It will keep equipment at peak performance and running better for longer. Lubricate a multitude of items including chains, bikes and winches. It is also ideal for recreational equipment, hoists, pulleys, lifts, exercise equipment, lawn & yard equipment, and marine equipment.
Simply clean the surface of dirt & grime. Spray on moving parts to reduce friction & noise. Wipe off excess.
I used this to oil up an old Schwin Airdyne chain. If you’re planning to do the same, make sure to test it outside in the grass or dirt. I splattered oil everywhere after cycling the chain though. It made a big mess.
Other than that, It did its job and brought some life back to the old rusty chain.
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Lightning Lube Clean goes on a bit “chunky” because of the high wax solids content, but the solvent evaporates fairly quickly, leaving behind a very clean lube coating. We ride in a mix of sticky mud, some wet, and some dry to dusty.
This seems to cover the whole gamut- it does not collect dust and grit like a wet lube, yet seems to hold off moisture pretty well. With Finish Line Wet I had to clean and re- lube after every or every-second ride.
With this one I do it about every 10 rides or so, and have the feeling it may still be too often, as the chain remains remarkably clean. The few dollars extra in the sticker are WELL worth the clean chain and long lasting protection this chain lube offers.
I have also used it on my sprockets, cassette and derailleurs to keep dirt, moisture etc out, with excellent success. Even leaves and such seem to stick less with this lube. Highly recommended.
I’m kind of shocked just how much grit and dirt is picking up. I’m mostly riding on designated bike/walk trails and am riding in sunny and dry California. I wish it would at least shed some of the material it tends to attract, but it does not.
It’s enough that I feel the need to run my chain through the chain cleaner every 30 miles or two rides, whichever comes first. I tried some regular old lube and it’s much much cleaner after 3 rides/50 miles.
Perhaps it makes your chain sap less watts, maybe the dirt/grit is being extracted from the rollers. but it’s just too much maintenance for me!.
I’ve tried many different chain lubricants and I always keep coming back to White Lightning. I reapply more often, but the drive stays very clean. It keeps the chain whisper quiet, and works well in the mountains around my home.
On the down side, it doesn’t last as long as some lubes, and if you spill on your wheels it leaves a waxy residue that’s kind of tough to wash off. I also think that it doesn’t hold up in the sandy slickrock trails of Southern Utah very well, but not sure most lubricants would do any better.
Finish Line’s Ceramic Wax lube is an advanced, wax based bicycle chain lubricant that ensures total drivetrain cleanliness without the distance compromise that other wax lubricants require. Ceramic Wax Lube has even been use by one of Finish Line’s WorldTour teams in dry weather races of 120 miles.
Ceramic Wax lube is the perfect choice for serious cyclists who want to minimize the amount of time they spend on drivetrain maintenance and maximize the amount of time they spend in the saddle. Every time Ceramic Wax is applied to the chain, the ceramic coating is enhanced, ultimately providing the durability of many oil-based lubricants.
With Finish Line Ceramic Wax there is no wetness or stickiness on your chain or parts, so dirt and abrasive grime are not absorbed into the lubricating film. By avoiding abrasive wear, parts run more smoothly and last much longer.
Ceramic Wax is engineered to not buildup over time. NOTE: As the white ceramic particles embed themselves on the chain, they will displace grime, causing a grey or black film to form on top of the wax coating.
Over time (2-3 applications) this phenomenon will lessen or cease. This di scoloration is normal and will not compromise performance.
This ceramic wet lube is superb and actually functions as advertised. I have been loyal to and using the Finish Line Wet Ceramic Lube on my chains and other parts of my bikes for at least 15 years and the quality has remained consistent during this period.
The chemical properties make this lube very durable and over the years I have adhered to cleaning and lubing intervals of my chains every 200 to 250 miles with this lubricant. The high lubricity properties of this lube greatly help to reduce wear and extend the operational life of components where applied:chains,cables,pivot points,etc.
Before each application,I thoroughly clean the chain,wipe it dry then a drop of the ceramic wet lube is applied to each roller. After all rollers have been lubed I wait about 15 minutes for the solution to penetrate the spaces between the links and rollers then the excess lube is carefully wiped off.
I truly believe in this ceramic wet lube and I strongly recommend and urge fellow cyclist who have not used it, to give it a try;you will not be disappointed.
Appearance is often misleading and that couldn’t be more true in this lube. When I first got the lube I couldn’t believe that something this wet and runny could be a good chain lube. How wrong I was.
It’s quite difficult to put on due to its viscosity but after a while you get used to that to. I hate the lubes that send everything, including your chain, sticky black. Not with this lube. Chain is nice and clean, not black splashes everywhere and chain noise is well suppressed and gear change super smooth.
Reapplied after a couple of rides and seems to be holding up well. Ride about 70 miles a week and still the chain is quiet and shifting is slick.
Unlike that Lightening brand that leave rock hard deposits on chainrings, cogs, and pulleys. this stuff keeps your chain clean and shifting great with no hard deposits anywhere. Lasts a long time between applications in most conditions short of soaking wet.
Designed for mixed to wet conditions, Chainj is an advanced biodegradable vegetable/synthetic oil blend engineered to provide superior efficiency, wear protection, and durability. The vegetable oil is not only sustainable but also associates ionically with metal surfaces creating a resilient protective barrier for added life and increased anti-wear properties.
Additionally, Chainj features detergent properties which actively dissolve and isolate dirt as you ride. Great for lubrication of parts too!.
I have been using Pedros Go and ChainJ almost exclusively over the past few years. It has performed well through Cyclocross races, Cross Country races, and Enduro races. I like how it cleans off really easily and doesnt seem to gum up.
Its great how its biodegradable so I feel a little less badly riding through streams and such. If I were to critique one thing would be lube longevity on the chain.
Iv Hade the same Bottle of this stuff for ages! Last a Long time works wonders! and its Non Toxic so if my Girl Brings me a sandwich as I’m Lubing my Chain Not much need to worry 🙂 PROS: Safe And Non Toxic, Last A Long Time, Dose Not Smell BEST USES: Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Long Rides, Commuting.
This lube works well, but it tends to pick up every piece of dust out on the trail. It says on the bottle that it’s for mixed conditions, but I’d only ever use this stuff if it’s wet outside. If you stay on pavement for your entire ride, it might not be too bad.
However, go on a dusty trail and when you get home your chain will look like it hasn’t been cleaned in ages. Degreaser gets it off easy, but I’ll stick to a cleaner lube for dry-weather use.
There are many different types of chain lube for mtb and it is important to choose the right one for your bike. A good chain lube will help to protect your chain from rust and wear, and will also make it easier to clean.
There are many different brands of chain lube, and it is important to read the labels carefully to find one that is compatible with your bike. Some chain lubes are designed for use in wet conditions, while others are best used in dry conditions.
It is also important to apply the chain lube correctly, and to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Too much chain lube can actually attract dirt and grit, and make your chain more difficult to clean.
In conclusion, choosing the right chain lube for your mtb is an important part of keeping your bike in good condition. There are many different types of chain lube available, and it is important to read the labels carefully to find one that is compatible with your bike.