Describing Finish line Gear floss as the ultimate finishing tool might be pushing things a bit but they'd make a great gift for the rider who's otherwise impossible to buy for.
Despite my initial cynicism, Finish Line’s 1 step cleaner and lubricant quickly won me over with its convenience, low friction and surprising tenacity. Marketed at commuters, the mixture is also perfect for post race clean-ups of cross and mountain bike transmissions, slotted cables and even spd cleat mechanisms. However, it demands an abundance of clean rag, weekly reapplication in wetter weather and those with sensitive skins should apply wearing latex examination gloves.
Like washing liquids, which are always NEW! and IMROVED! promising AMAZING PERFORMANCE! bike cleaning products tap into our desire for products that will magically take care of mundane chores.
When conditions are harsh you need a tough lube. Finish Line Cross Country is just that. Made from a blend of biodegradable synthetic oils, polymers and friction modifiers, this lube is a versatile old school lubricant for demanding conditions – as the name suggests it's aimed primarily at off roaders, (Finish Line also produce a road lube, we've got a test on that coming soon), but when the Winter is at its worst this will certainly do a job on your commuting or training bike.
Not a year passes without somebody claiming to have produced the last word in low friction, high durability chain lube. According to the blurb, Finish Line Pro Road is a ceramically reinforced lubricant constructed from a blend of synthetic oils and boron nitride, resulting in a cleaner, stronger and longer lasting film of lubricant.