- Running out of chain lube – what's flavour of the month?
Still using finish line wet here too, I’ve only ever tried 2 other types of lube though; finish line dry, which is completely pointless for anyone in this country who actually rides, and a wax lube, of which I just plainly didn’t like the application procedure.
Finish line wet lasts for a couple of dry rides, or one wet ride, it will wash off though on really soggy rides which most have been of late. I clean the chain with a chain cleaner after these rides and reapply.Posted 3 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
Have also used Finish Line for yonks but couldn’t get it locally so have been using this over the winter and it’s been really good. UK made too.Posted 3 years agotonydMember
I’ve only ever used Finish Line wet but came across my free bottle of squirt the other day. Put it on the commuter to give it a try and it seems very good. I just ordered a new bottle and will try it on all our bikes for a while.
Finish Line is great but unless you’re anal about cleaning your chain I find wet lube just attracts and holds dirt.Posted 3 years ago
pick up dust? hahahahah which country have you been riding in?
FL wet lube. or the white wax stuff depending on which is closer to hand whenever i remember to oil my chain…
We do actually get dry trails you know – the last few weeks and my local ones have dried out big time. Cwmcarn at the beginning of the month was getting that way too. I had FL wet lube on that day following the forecast of biblical rain and despite not using much of it my chain was a horrible black mess afterwards. It’s evil stuff to dry and get off too.
I tried some of the finish line ceramic lube and that was pretty good although a pain to apply. I thought that it would be great on my road bike, but the chain got very noisey quickly.Posted 3 years agojonathanSubscriber
I used Finish Line Dry and Wet lubes for years, but have tried quite a few other in the last few.
Current fave is Juice Dry lube – stay very clean and works well as long as you reapply after every ride.
Juice Wet is good, but not as tenacious as Finish Line Wet – which is still my go to lube for nasty conditions.
I found Juice Viking good for wettish road use, but was too much of a fence sitter for off road use int he wet – ie now sticky enough to cope with nasty conditions, but sticky enough to attract a lot of muck.
Squirt is great for minimal maintenance applications (as long as you reapply after wet rides), ut it does build up a waxy residue that’s a bugger to clean off. So I only tend to use it on the commuter and the kids bikes now, and only the kids singlespeed bikes as well, not the geared ones.Posted 3 years ago
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