- Dry lube – whats best in your opinion?
nytralube slick caramel
sherwood pines + peaks/lakes
2 to 6 hours
chain removed after every ride, then quick rinse, dry and left to marinate in lube til next time. i run 3 chains so just rotate useage.
Performance is very good with only the longest wettest winter peaks ride causing any undue noise in the drivetrain. I use year round without issue. Like the fact that cassette and rings don’t pick up much filth compared to wet lubes. Seems to be very runny and is best applied then chain is off the bike and in a shallow container (plastic takeaway box), it dries to a hard wax finish. Much better protection than white lightning.Posted 8 years agoFrankersMember
No regular cleaning for me either………but can recommend Progold prolink
Generally re-lube after every 4-5 rides and doesn’t cak me chain up.
I have tried a fair few lubes over the past years and like Prolink for the drier months…………if you’re not sure what to use why not order a few lubes and see what you prefer yourself??Posted 8 years agohillspleaseMember
Exactly the opposite of Toons. Just don’t get on with dry lubes. Any of them yet, including- Purple Extreme, Pedros Ice Wax or the finish Line one. Yes – onto clean dry chains. After 2 hrs the chains squeaking.
Peaks, W Lancs Moors, road.
finish line wet lube and wipe the excess off the links with a rag/ servitette/ passing woodland creature. Sure you get some cack build up – but it doesn’t squeak.Posted 8 years agoDezBSubscriber
I’ve by chance, found a lube that does what they all claim to do – ie. stops sh1t sticking to the chain.Posted 8 years ago
Unsurprisingly, it’s made by Park. Park CL-1 lube.
I’d give it 9/10 for the varied conditions I’ve been riding in over the last 4 months. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=27027pantsonfireMember
Stihl chain saw lube its cheap £5 a litre its bio-degradeable and your chain will never rust even if you wash it in the sea. Apply a drop to each roller allow to soak in and then a good wipe down with a rag chain shouldnt feel sticky you want the oil inside rollers not outside chain
Lancs, Lakes, Peak, N wales, local pinewoods.Posted 8 years ago
1 to 5 hours
after every wash
Last year decided to stick to finnish line green most of the year and the dry in summer if we ever get it.
Brechfa/Trawscoed/Llanllwni mtn Llanybybber mtn. natural and manamdePosted 8 years ago
avg ride length 3-4 hours
every ride, clean chain when it looks bad
8.5/10 (10/10 for me would be last 10 rides, be clean and cheap)
I would like to see the viscocity of that stihl bio oil.carlMember
totally biased opinion from me regards Squirt.spent the entire winter riding with just about every lube on the market place because i had to.Some good,some awful.
finish line green top or rock n roll in my opinion offer the best performance for longegivity but they get real gunky and require alot of degreasing to keep the chain clean.
For a new take on dry wax based lubes try Squirt
in2dust.co.ukPosted 8 years agoScienceofficerMember
I use rocknroll extreme too, but it gets very expensive and quite mucky if you apply as per the instructions.
These days, I’ve bought the 16oz bottle from CRC, prised out the squirty fitment and I dip the cleaned chain directly into the bottle, ensuring that as its dragged back out, it runs over the edge of the bottle top. This ‘wipes’ most of the excess lube back into the bottle and makes sure the chain is 100% lubed too.
It lasts the same as Candodavid says, since I ride with him. In the winter, all I do is put a sacrificial layer of finish line wet lube on each roller, which seems to protect the rocknroll lube quite nicely. If you do it in the dry though, it just turns into a stickymess.Posted 8 years ago
Rock n Roll Extreme Chain Lube – 16oz Bottle
Rock n Roll is simply the King of Lubes. If you want the best performance and durability from your bike, you’ll use this! This Extreme Chain Lube cleans and lube at the same time when applied. The formulation goes deep down into the chain and traps any dirt. Then, when you freewheel backwards, the formulation traps dirt and grit, floating it to the surface so you can wipe it all off. It leaves a protective membrane to keep out dirt from the moving parts of the chain for a longer chain life and also super smooth shifting and pedalling.Posted 8 years ago
# Designed for MTB’s used on the road[/u]
# A very clean chain lube that works and lasts and never lets you down
# Capacity: 16oz (4oz available)gavtheoldskaterMember
finish line ‘dry’ here (‘wet’ in the depth of winter if its really harsh, but generally i find that a bit thick). have used it for donkeys years (in everything from south downs chalky gloop to cornish moorland grit). also use it to lube the pivots on my mechs.
usual post ride routine, if it needs it, is after hosing bike to simply dry chain as best as with a cloth and spray with wd40 (maybe wipe off excess if i’ve soaked it too much). put bike away. next time i’m ready to ride i just add the chain lube.
if the chain starts to get gungy, esp in dry conditions, i run it through the ol’ park tool chain cleaner with finish line biodegradable concentrated cleaner.Posted 8 years agoFrankersMember
racing_ralph – Member
If you’re not sure what to use why not order a few lubes and see what you prefer yourself??
Because i don’t have money to burn but if you want to donate to the fund my paypal address is in my profile – oh thought not!!
Not sure how buying a few lubes and using them is burning money, as long as you use them all up.
You can find 1000’s of recommendations on the net for all sorts of bike products including lubes but at the end it’s what you prefer that counts. I use completely different stuff to my mates even though we ride the same places.
BTW I have some White Lightning wax going spare if you want to try thatPosted 8 years agopantsonfireMember
I would like to see the viscocity of that stihl bio oil.
catnash I couldnt tell you the viscosity index of the Stihl oil but it seems to me to be about the same thickness as Green Oil lube and Pedros green synthetic chain oil
I have a feeling its exactly the same product but works out about a fifth the price and as far as I can tell it works the same.Posted 8 years ago
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