- Dare I risk it or is this false hope…..*what dry lube content*
Ok, so shoot me but I am the biggest fan of Bike Hut dry lube from (shhhh) Halfords. It keeps things smooth and quiet for ages and even copes well in the wet. Just wish I had some for my ride over the peaks today, instead of the terrible muck-off crap. May as well of used lard for all the good it did!Posted 5 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I used squirt last summer and it did a great job. I used putoline through the winter. Still been using the putoline in this dry weather and It’s been great. The trick it to get a baby wipe and clean all the excess off the surface after the first ride.
I now have a chip pan for melting the wax, the basket makes life a little easier.Posted 5 years agoandylMember
The Halfords stuff might be rebottled weldtite dry lube.
Wondering what to try next. Have tried the Weldtite wax lube (green stuff) which was no good in any rain but no surprise there.
Have tried Finishline dry but not overly impressed.
Now I am running 2 chains (swapping out) on my hard tail and a rigid 29er I might get a tub of plutoline and do them all in one go.Posted 5 years agomuddygroundMember
OP you’re not going to get an answer that keeps you happy; one man’s ultimate dry lube is another’s snake oil. Seems a lot depends on the application; I.e. how much latent OCD you have. I love Squirt, but it can be way out there in needy land when applying. Bit trial and error to be honest, and is very user dependant. My ate, for instance, just uses any old light oil he has lying around, never cleans the chain, doesn’t worry about the graunching noises, yet his chain has lasted two happy years now.
Good luck with finding one.Posted 5 years agogsp1984Member
I would NOT recommend muc off dry (yellow one)…
I don’t know how long it’s supposed to last, I put plenty on…. 10miles later and the chain dry as a bone and everything sounds like a bag of spanners again.
It just doesn’t seem to last a ride… so watching the thread with interest.Posted 5 years agomessiahMember
I’m a Squirt fan. Make sure you put it on days/hours before the ride though… sticking some on right before the ride gives poor results.
For big days in the hills I sometimes carry a little bottle for after the big river crossings, but I’ve always had to do that anyway (except when I ran a Scottoiler… don’t go there).Posted 5 years agocheburashkaMember
+1 for White Lightning – I’ve used White Lightning (Clean Ride IIRC) in the dry for years, tried Squirt recently and wasn’t that impressed – too sticky (and it had three weeks to dry!), that and it’s only lasted 15k each time before sounding nasty. Going back to WL unless anyone can recommend anything else that will last 50-60k+ and be dry enough not to make a mess everywhere?Posted 5 years agopedladSubscriber
With the better weather I’ve been using finish line dry, but between the road bike and MTB seem to have got through a bottle very quickly. Now I know this is going to seem tight but paying between £5-£8 for 60ml of the latest unicorn’s perspiration for my chain really winds me up, but I do like the way dry lubes keep it all cleaner.
So been having a look and I think this looks better value and may be worth a go – 400ml aerosol for £6.99
Any reason why not to?Posted 5 years ago
so, just to apply something tonight I called at halfords on the way home (before reading the surprsingly lengthy number of posts—thanks all) and picked up a bottle of some “natural” branded dry lube that said on the small print that it was made by weldtite.Posted 5 years ago
A bit pants really. Checked the cassette and its black n gungy and grindy and ruff. Darn it….still mullin but it looks like there ain’t gonna be a definative view.
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