Your favourite lubricant

by Nixster   June 5, 2014  

Chain not social (or personal) lubricant recommendations wanted please - what do you find works best?

I currently have Muc-off Dry and Wet lubricants and find that the Dry doesn't last 5 miutes and the Wet clags everything up pvery quickly. I used to use Finish Line back in the MTB days but they don't seem to be around as readily these days, or maybe I'm just lazy.

I've also ended up with a chain-ring shaped stain on my favourite jersey from the Wet Lube so top tips on how to get that off also gratefully received!

P.S. Hoping this doesn't prove as acrimonious as the 'which wheels' threads!

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Purple Extreme. It's wet but doesn't seem to attract as much crap as it's a lower viscosity. On my MTB and Road bike.

posted by Shep73 [138 posts]
5th June 2014 - 15:03


Green Oil chain lube.

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posted by Simon E [2061 posts]
5th June 2014 - 15:57

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I'm liking the Muc-Off ceramic stuff at the moment:

Before that I always used Finish Line Wet, despite it gunking up a bit.
I had some of the Finish Line Dry stuff once but IMO it's a waste of time in the UK climate.

posted by Chuck [435 posts]
5th June 2014 - 16:10


Pedro's ice wax summer (if caught out, it lasts consistently 60 odd miles in the wet before squeaking.
Rock nRoll Extreme for other seasons

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [682 posts]
5th June 2014 - 16:42


My experiences with dry lube are poor. Fenwicks Stealth is ok. Ive tried loads and I keep coming back to Finish Line Wet or Halfords Own Brand Wet. Ive given up on having a shiny looking chain tbh

posted by dunnoh [177 posts]
5th June 2014 - 20:04


Dry lube: Boeshield T-9 Bicycle lubricant which is waterproof (but strangely works terrible is downpours) and dries into a waxy film so doesn't pick up lots of dirt. Developed by Boeing and is paraffin wax based. Lasts for about 100-150 miles so I reapply weekly.

Wet lube: Very wet winters here in Portland so we use Finish Line Wet Bike Lube. Have been in heavy downpours for 3+ hours and it still stays on. Needs reapplying every 100 miles or so though.

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

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posted by movingtarget [136 posts]
5th June 2014 - 22:01


Wilkinsons finest cheapest bike oil.

Durex play.

posted by MKultra [287 posts]
6th June 2014 - 15:10