The sheer joy of riding a bicycle is an experience that almost everybody has had at least once in their lives. If you ride a bike routinely, you know how crucial it is to keep your cycle in perfect running condition. The bicycle chain plays a key role in keeping the wheels in motion. Therefore lubricating the chain of your bike and the surrounding cogs is one maintenance task that you should conduct habitually. Applying a lubricant periodically helps check corrosion and dryness that can lead to friction thereby obstructing the smooth movement of the bike.
Since prevention is always better than cure, it makes sense to spare a few dollars on buying a best bike chain lube rather than sacrificing hundreds of dollars on replacing or buying new components. The different kinds and varieties of bike chain lubes available can be classified under two broad categories-wet lubes and dry lubes.
Best Chain Lubes – Comparison Table
|Bike Chain Lube||Bottle Size||Base|
|Finish Line Dry Teflon Bicycle Chain Lube||4 oz||Dry Wax Lubricant|
|DuPont Teflon Chain-Saver Dry Self-Cleaning Lubricant||3.5 oz||Wax-Based Lubricant|
|Gorilla Bike Lube Ultra Premium Chain Lube||2 oz||Hydro-treated Oil|
|Bike Medicine Purple Extreme Performance Synthetic Chain Lubricant, High Mileage Bicycle Lube||4 oz||Wax based|
|Rock N Roll Gold Chain Lubricant||4 oz||Oil based|
|Finish Line No Drip Chain Luber||2 oz||Wax Based|
|Maxima Chain Wax from Continental||8 oz||Wax based|
|Progold Xtreme Chain Lube||8 oz||N/A|
|Slick Lube Original 100 from SMF Science, LLC||4.2 oz||Biodegradable Wax|
|Trakpower KryTech Lubricant from Finish Line Technologies Inc||4 oz||Wax Based|