What's Your Favorite Chain Lube?

May 26, 2023 9:50am by rob
This may be the most contentious topic in all of cycling, but I'm gonna ask anyway: what is your favorite chain lube?

I feel like I've used just about everything for the past few decades, but my current favorite is Dumonde Tech's Original Bike Lube.

I've been using it year-round here in the Pacific Northwest on my road, cross and mountain bikes. Works great in the wet and doesn't gunk up. Not the cheapest stuff, but a little goes a long way and it's well worth it IMO.

Let us know your favorites!


gitchegumee May 26, 2023 9:33pm PDT Reply

Used to be TriFlow then did some research and saw how awful Teflon (PTFE's) is for the ecosystem so I switched to paraffin wax based T9

rob Author May 27, 2023 10:28am PDT

Yeah, I remember when every bike shop used to smell like TriFlow in the 90s and kinda wondered about that.

gitchegumee May 26, 2023 9:31pm PDT Reply

T9 gang

rob Author May 27, 2023 10:27am PDT

That’s a great one. I use it it treat the inside of my steel frames and on cables.

fixiedave May 26, 2023 5:47pm PDT Reply

Ssc tech and wolf tooth I’ve been incredibly impressed with

rob Author May 26, 2023 6:11pm PDT

Very cool will check it out!

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