Friday, November 7, 2014

Muc for Lube

For us Muc-Off have been the brand providing some great bike cleaning products, our bikes receive a regular dose of Muc-Off Bike Cleaner which keeps them clean till our next ride. What was a little less known to us was that the Muc-Off products go further than just cleaners, they follow a whole of bike clean, protect, lube philosophy.  

We grabbed their Dry PTFE Chain Lube and are going to pit it against one of our favourite dry lubes, Squirt, see how it holds up.

This is what Muc-Off have to say about their product, Dry PTFE Chain Lube is formulated to hold up to the extreme pressures that are applied to modern drive chains. This highly versatile, dry weather chain lube has superior penetrative qualities that ensure every part of the chain link is completely lubricated. Our advanced ‘Dry Formula’ creates a clean, durable and protective chain wax layer that inhibits rust development and chain link corrosion. The added PTFE creates exceptionally low surface friction to provide incredible drive chain efficiency without attracting contaminants. 

We initially reviewed Squirt Dry Lube as follows;
Squirt - Long Lasting Dry Lube, August 2010.

This is a waxed based dry lube I have been using for many months now. It claims to be biodegradable solvent free and a heap of other things most lubes claim. What I know is that it works well in all the dry, and limited wet conditions I have ridden in. Being waxed based helps the chain to not gather dirt and this aids as the chain becomes more simple to clean. Bottom line I like using Squirt as it lasts for hours and the chain stays cleaner, the other bonus is that the cap does not leak like a lot of other lubes and my tool box is now oil free.

2010 JetBlack 12hr
We look forward to seeing how the Muc-Off Dry Chain Lube goes.

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