This is a great chain lube, I've tried white lightening and a few others. But this is much better if it is applied correctly. You "MUST" drench the chain, spin it for a few minutes to work out some of the grime, then clean it until it can't be cleaned anymore.
I commute and mountain bike on the same bike, so I ride several hundred miles every month (its also a 1x9 drivetrain so the chain sees a lot of flex). I live in Oregon and we get a lot of rain here, making trails muddy, and the bike sits out in the rain between my classes. If its raining everyday the lube lasts about 2-3 weeks before the chain starts to get loud; if the weather stays dry it can easily last a month or two.
I've never had problems with my chain rusting. But I've heard this only happens if you ride in well below freezing conditions.
Used Boeshield lube up until this year, but this stuff is far better. Lasts sooooo much longer, the other stuff would burn out after 70-100 miles, and Rock and Roll Gold gets twice that easily. Lasts through rain alright, doesn't pick up too much dirt, and doesn't create excessive broken down sludge as it degrades. Only bad thing is you'll use more, since you have to drench the chain with it and give the crank many spins in reverse to flush out the old. That said, I've never seen a lube clean the chain so well, do exactly as the instructions say, wipe down the chain well when done, and your chain will run silent and smooth for a very long time.
Likes: Versatile, Rust Protection, Cleans Up Well, runs clean
Works for: Chain, Wet Weather, Commuting, Off Road, Road, Chain Lubrication, Dry Weather
December 11, 2012
reviewed by: A Guest
Best general chain lube I have found, and believe me I have tried many. Recommend cleaning chain with Pedro's or other chain cleaner, dry well, then apply. I am a bit obsessive and try to make sure I get the lube into each link. Shake well, and give it a couple of minutes to soak in, then wipe of excessive. I try to lube every 100-200 miles or after a nasty wet ride. I have been getting 3000 miles from my chain with very little stretching. One of the less noticed benefits of this lube is that it "forces" you to take a close look at your total drive train which helps you spot any potential problems.