Squirt

Discussion in 'Gear and Accessory Reviews' started by Tom the Bomb, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Try this lube. My chain has never been cleaner and it last 4-5 rides. Good stuff.
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Positive reviews tempts me to try this stuff again. Did not have good results when I tried it a few years ago. Went back to my White Lightning blend.
     
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  3. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Make sure your chain is clean before 1st application. I made this mistake.
     
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  4. siata94

    siata94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    I've been using squirt and for me, I apply every other ride. If I go too long without, shifting gets slower.

    It's rec that you remove all traces of other lube in your chain first. As Squirt is water based, it won't work unless chain is totally free of other lube, ie oil. Water and oil don't play well together. I soak chain in a jar of simple green for a few days and then again. Let dry in the sun for a day before applying squirt.
     
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  5. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    I use Squirt on my road bike, I can go quite a long time before needing to lube again.

    On the MTB...it leaves clumps on the chainring. I use the Rock n Roll blue on the MTB's. Apply every 3 to 4 rides.
     
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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Road Bike!
    People still ride those?

    My road bike is back-up when all else fails.
    So this is not a good product for mountain bikes?
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Based on the descriptions listed above (has to be clean, oil and water don't mix, take off my chain and soak it in simple green twice...) I think I'll stick with Rock and Roll. R and R Gold keeps the drivetrain clean, and lasts for 3-4 hours of riding. I hear R and R blue lasts a bit longer.
     
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  8. siata94

    siata94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    I like Squirt because it's wax and water based so once it dries, doesn't really attract dust like any lubes that contains oil.
    And when it does or if there's too much lube, the wax/dust will flake off (or in the case of the chainrings, it can clump but out of the way).
    For me oil based lubes last much longer but is a dirt magnet and doesn't shed off.

    With Squirt, once I start w/ a totally clean chain, I never put a rag on the chain anymore. Just reapply when appropriate, don't even need to wipe
    off excess as it'll flake off.

    I've found that I prefer to dilute Squirt, add a tad of water to the bottle. For me, it seems to flow faster and reduces clumping. But that's prob because I'm using less wax to start w/.

    Downside is if you ride in the rain, it prob washes off more easily than oil. It's def not for everybody...
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'll be sticking with Rock & Roll Gold also. It works, which is all the validation I need. :geek:

    @Mikie, I actually put more miles (and time) on my road bike in an average year than on my mountain bike. That's just the way the ball bounces..or tires roll...or whatever. :whistling:
     
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  10. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    The Squirt is hit or miss for people. Some get it to work great and some don't.

    Here are a couple pics.

    My road bike runs Squirt. Apply and don't wipe as the instructions say. You can see the build up on the cassette and chain. I'm switching to a different lube the next time I switch chains. Probably the Dumonde Tech stuff.

    The other is my 29r with the RnR Blue. This is after about 4 or 5 rides. The chain is still shiney. When it was moondust dry...I would just do a quick wipe after the ride and the chain would be shiny again.

    I've also run Chain-L. The stuff makes the drivetrain run super quiet, but it's a bloody mess no matter how much I wipe the chain. I understand the need for a heavy lube if riding in the wet...but this is So Cal and for the most part...I can get away with a fairly light lube.

    IMG_20160308_142601.jpg

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  11. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
    Just started using this after being a tri flow person, I apply every other ride and it's worked great
     
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  12. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    If you are clumping you may be using too much. No clumps for me.