Squirt chain lube
The only chain lube I’ve been using for the last few years is Squirt. In fact I get grumpy if anyone tries to put anything else on my bikes. So what’s so good about it? Well the best thing is that there is no dirty oil in it to collect grit and then get smeared all over your bike at cleaning time. Added to that it is a really effective lube in all conditions. I use it on the endless dusty days of riding (when I go to Spain!) as well as in the filthy wet slither of usual UK conditions. I even used it in the Arctic Circle when I went there Fat bike racing in the snow.
It’s a lube that does its job well, gives you a clean chain all the time and saves you faffing about with degreasers.Â The only time you ever have to use a degreaser on your chain is when it is MaleEdge new. Just wizz the chain through a chain cleaner to get the grease off, rinse with water, dry with a rag and then get the Squirt on.
After cleaning my bike I dry the chain with a rag and then apply plenty of Squirt to where the side plates meet the pins in the chain. Leave it to dry for 10 minutes or so and you have a good waxy finish. I re-apply every time I clean my bike, although if you don’t wash the chain it will stay longer than one ride. When it’s dry you can get a good few rides in without reapplication.
You get a noticeably cleaner chain all the time and longer chain life. There are no solvents in this stuff and it’s biodegradable. It’s the best I reckon. You can buy it online from Squirt here