Best chain lubes for bikes 2024

We round up the best chain lube for your bike and get to grips with the slippery subject of choosing a wet or dry chain lube

A selection of the best chain lubes for bikes that we have tested
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The best chain lube for your bike depends on the conditions you're riding in. Any friction or resistance within the chain can have an impact on how efficiently your power is used. 

David Motton

David is a freelance journalist and presenter specialising in motoring and cycling. David's cycling reviews, features and news stories have been published in Cycling Plus, Pro Cycling, and in mainstream newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.

Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.

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