Pedro's Syn Lube is designed for the winter months. A mid-weight fully synthetic chain oil that electrostatically bonds – apparently – with the chain. According to the blurb on their website the Synlube "includes extreme pressure additives and corrosion inhibitors to hold up to the harshest conditions."
Enough of the techno speak already, does it work? Well, sfter a seriously wet 70 mile ride at the weekend and another soaking commute this morning I was expecting the Syn Lube to have washed off, but the chain is still coated and looks clean. The drivetrain is still quiet and now that everything has dried out there's no signs of rust either. As very little road dirt and grime sticks to the chain you should be able to go at least 500 miles between cleaning and relubing.
the Syn Lube does what it says on the tin. Not only is it incredibly impressive at sticking to the chain in the wettest of conditions but its ability to stop road grime sticking to the chain is going to cut down hugely on chainwear over the winter, especially when the roads start getting covered in salt. It's reasonably priced too, considering the performance, and a 120ml bottle should last you the entire winter for one bike.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Pedros Syn lube
Size tested: 120ml
Did you enjoy using the product? yes
Would you consider buying the product? yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes
About the tester
Age: 31 Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg
I usually ride: Schwinn Fastback Pro My best bike is: Dolan Chrono TT Custom
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,
Stu knocked out his first road.cc review back in 2009 and since then he's chucked the best part of seventy test bikes around the West Country, a couple of them quite literally! With three alloy and two steel bikes in his fleet he's definitely a metal man (that'll be the engineering background) but is slowly warming to that modern carbon fibre stuff along with fat tyres & disc brakes.
It's not all nostalgia though, after spending the last few years in product design Stu keeps banging on about how 3D printing is going to be the next big thing and he's a sucker for a beautiful paint job too.