Grease n Gunk Free Chain Lube: White Lightning Clean Ride
A wax-based chain lube to help keep your drive train running smooth and clean.
I'm a big fan of this chain lube- the perk is that it has no oily, messy, grease build up and really keeps everything far cleaner than other lubes.
Pretty much all oil based lubes attract dirt and grit, which can quickly just keep building into a bigger and bigger mess, and then can basically act as if you have sand-paper on your chain, causing abrasive wear.
Clean Ride does a great job of shedding grit in grime which in turn prevents abrasive wear and can help make your drive train last longer... and not require as much maintenance to do so!
You will have to apply Clean Ride more frequently than an oil based lube, but you will find that you won't have to clean / de-grease your drivetrain nearly as much!
This is a great choice for 'fair weather' riders who aren't in the wet often and especially if most of your rides aren't over 50 miles, this is most definitely the best choice.
As with any chain lube, when applying you want to get 1-2 drops per link, but make sure you then clean all excess off with a rag- no matter what type of chain lube you're using, this will help prevent gunk n grease build up!
*If you are riding in wet conditions very frequently, or are doing lots of long distance rides,I'd recommend using White Lightning Epic Ride, or Wet Ride instead of Clean Ride.
Here is White Lightning's Description:
"Sets up as a dry wax film. Self-cleaning action works by small particles of the outer wax structure flaking off taking dirt, grit and grime with it. When used regularly chain cleaning is rarely required. Recommended for dirty and dusty conditions.
- Works best when beginning with a clean chain
- For optimal self-cleaning performance, lube should not be mixed with an oil based lubricant
- Due to self-cleaning action, more frequent application is required after dirty rides"