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I've tried loads of different chain lubes over the years but I've never really found one that I'm overly impressed with. The Pedro's ChainJ though is actually really good. Pedro's was started back in 1989 in New England with the main ethos being a passion for cycling and commitment to the environment. This still stands and the ChainJ is made from renewable materials, is biodegradable making it 'safe for the people and the planet.'
The lube itself is a chain oil as opposed to some of the thicker dry lubes on the market. Once you've cleaned your chain the oil is added; being of reasonably thin consistency the lube is easily spread over the chain on the first attempt. The ChainJ easily slips into the links and leaves a very quiet transmission and as long as you wipe off any excess no dust or dirt seems to stick to the chain. With the changeable summer weather we had in 2009 a once a month clean of the chain and re-lube with the Pedro's kept everything running smoothly, you'll need to re-apply more often now the clocks have gone back, or look to a thicker formula.
At around a fiver online for a bottle thats going to last you easily through the dry months it's pretty good value too.
Ticks all the boxes, price is competetive and the lube works well. Dirt and dust doesn't stick to it like a dry lube and its thick enough not to wash off at the first sign of rain.
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Make and model: Pedros Chainj lube
Size tested: 120ml
Did you enjoy using the product? yes, I was really impressed
Would you consider buying the product? yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes
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,
With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for road.cc back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!