Chain-L satisfies what we think are the three most important requirements of a chain lubricant:
While properties like external cleanliness may seem important, the fact is that internal wear of the 112 overloaded, overworked and overlooked bearings is what destroys chains. A road cyclist, riding first-tier equipment, will typically wear a chain out in as little as 50 hours (1,000 miles @ 20 mph) of use -- often destroying the cassette or chainrings in the process. On a high-end bike, drivetrain wear is the most expensive maintenance cost per mile.
That’s why, when developing Chain-L, we approached is as a bearing-wear problem and formulated it consistent with our theory of how chains wear and how best to combat it. We then road tested with racers, messengers, shop staff and others; refining it over the span of almost a year before we began selling to the public in the fall of 2007.
Colin M on Dec 4, 2017
Chain-L Chain Lube2 of 3 people found the following review helpfulVerified Purchase
An excellent product have now used this lubrication on a number of rides and it certainly works, noise from the drivetrain is noticeably reduced from my normal oil and it appears to attract / hold on to less crud.