What Chain Lube Works Best for You?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Mikie, Jan 1, 2015.



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  1. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    It all comes down to coefficient of friction "Cf". Friction and slip-tion. The rest is all hype and advertising. The age of one's chain, and wear of the chain rings probably has a greater affect than the Cf of a lube.
     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I've found that using chain lube solves many problems. I've also found that short of disassembling your chain a la Sheldon Brown's method, you're worrying about schtuff that you can't do anything about, anyway.
     
  3. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    So is it just me or is Dumond getting hard to find I went to two different bike shops today and they both told me they're not carrying it because of something about California ... And the formula
     
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  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    It probable doesn’t have the Prop. 65 warning on the label.
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Try ebay
     
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  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Amazon.
     
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  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Dumonde can't fly. It contains volatiles, that's why it smells so good! :cool:
     
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  8. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Refer back to reply #8, a nice Varaxis chart!!!
     
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  9. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Was at the path a while back and asked which lube they recommended.
    The guy said ....any of them is better than not using lube"
    Words to ride by..
     
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  10. Erckalf

    Erckalf Member

    Location:
    Anaheim hills
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Na
    I use rock and roll gold, since I broke my first chain I've consistently cleaned and oiled my chain and drive train after every ride and haven't had any chain issues.... I also must mention I try an see what obstacles are ahead of me to minimize my in torque gear changes. My girlfriend on the other hand bangs through her ten speed shimano deore drivetrain like no one's business in any situation. (She needs an 11 or 12 speed upgrade ASAP)
     
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  11. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    No Dumond so trying Squirt ... Recommended
     
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  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Just picked up a bottle for $0.65 after applying my Amazon points. Vince at JRA uses it exclusively on their demo bikes and it works. I put 40+ dusty miles on one of their gravel bikes and it was quiet and shifted smoothly the whole ride.
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    When I switched, I bought the classic and the Pro version to try. The Pro being the one that can safely fly... It may be safe, but it's not as good at its job. I'm still on my first bottle of classic and it's amazing how well it works for the long haul.

    That whole "safe on a plane" thing is also the reason I can't get touch up paint from Santa Cruz anymore. :poop:
     
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