Recommend chain lube?

michael.su

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
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Ok, I used to use the white lightening wax based stuff but i found it to build up too much and it was hard to clean off. I had some lighter stuff that i had to re-apply often (which seems to be the best over all)
When i ran out of that I bought this finish line extreme conditions crap at the LBS in the spring and it's terrible! Too thick and dirt cakes on everything instantly which i have to practically scrape off with a screwdriver after every ride...Ugh!
What do you use on your mountain bike?
Thanks!
-Mike
 

soundz

The Hat
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Currently, I use White Lightening this one:

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I feel like it stays pretty clean, but maybe it's cause I'm not very anal about those type of things. If anything, the complaint I have is I have to apply it every ride or 2 rides cause it seems to just evaporate.

I may give Dumonde a try next time cause it's super quiet, but I hear those things require lots of maintenance to keep clean.
 
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goodvibe

Well-Known Member
I use ProLink. I have used everything under the sun and this stuff keeps the chain quiet and running smooth. It doesn't pick up mud or dirt and it works great!
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I had similar experiences with that White Lightning where the wax just gets out of control too quickly.


I have tried a few others but the one I like best is Rock N Roll Gold formula.

http://www.rocklube.com/gold.htm

It is visibly a little bit of extra lube saturated in mostly solvent. It cleans the chain and as the solvent dries it seems to keep the lube in the contact points of the chain while the rest wipes off easily with a shop rag. Just make sure you shift to higher/further right gears to keep the solvent out of your hubs and BB. I apply on the chain at the rear derailleur pulleys and wipe down thoroughly after ever 2-3 rides.
 
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michael.su

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
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Hmm, thanks for the replies guys. Lots of ideas...i was hopinh everyone would say "_______is the best!" Lol :D
Keep the feedback coming!
 

Beachbike

Member
Trail Rider nailed it, R&R is the best I've come across. Recently trying the "Blue Extreme" not as good as the gold. Go w/the Gold!
 

michael.su

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
JORBA.ORG
Trail Rider nailed it, R&R is the best I've come across. Recently trying the "Blue Extreme" not as good as the gold. Go w/the Gold!

Any idea where I can buy it in South, West, Central NJ ? :D
Actually, I work near Belmar.....so anywhere to the east would work as well.
 
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giff06

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I've used R&R(both blue and gold) Pro Link,T9 Boeshield, White Lightning, and DuMonde on the tandem.(Lots of chain on a tandem). Currently I am using a product thats called Happy Chain and I like it a lot. Start with a clean chain(as with all the products) Apply HC to a damp chain, let dry and ride. When dirty you hit it with the hose at the cassette, wipe with a paper towel and re apply to the damp chain. I apply about every 4th ride. Happy Chain can be purchased direct from the manufactuer on line. FWIW.
Ed and Pat Gifford
the Snot Rocket tandem
 

rlb

Well-Known Member
Just a heads up if you're using any sort of chain guide or anything plastic near your chain, you might not be able to use certain lubes. I recently installed an MRP guide and I had to switch lubes to something that wouldn't mess with the plastic (now using Dumonde)
 

giff06

Well-Known Member
I used it most of last season and was pretty"Happy" with it. Switched back to Dumonde Blue for the really cold months(Jan-Feb) as I wasn't in a hurry to go rinse it then.:) This year I have a Park chain Scrubber that I will try during the winter.
Ed
 

one piece crank

Well-Known Member
I've been using this for several years now, with no complaints.
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I start with a completely clean, dry chain, lube it up well and let it sit overnight. After that I re-lube as needed. One nice feature is that the carrier acts like a solvent and flushes the old/soiled lube off as you apply new.

Tom P.
 

Beachbike

Member
I usually get mine at a shop in Fair Haven/Rumson called Bike Haven. It's right on my way into Hartshorne, abt 10 minutes from the woods.
 

shrpshtr325

Infinite Source of Sarcasm
Team MTBNJ Halter's
I use ProLink. I have used everything under the sun and this stuff keeps the chain quiet and running smooth. It doesn't pick up mud or dirt and it works great!
ProLink.2010-250x250.jpg

this is what i use also, i picked up their fine applicator
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which allows you to apply it only where youw ant it, no waste on the side plates or dripping all over the place (i also use this on derailler pivots ect since its so convenient)
 
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