Smoove lube review

A brilliant, long-lasting lube for all conditions

Smoove chain lube application
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Smoove's solution was the most expensive of the bunch in our five lube grouptest. However, it proved to be exceptionally effective, resulting in seemingly endless miles of quiet transmission. Our only caveat is that this is not a lube for the impatient rider, you'll need to pay attention to the instructions to get the most from this product.

Reasons to buy
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    Quiet-running chain

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    Doesn't attract dirt

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    Lasts longer than other wax lubes

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Needs careful chain prep to get the best from it

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A couple of winters ago I went into my local bike shop to buy wet chain lube for my road bike. "Wet lube?" said the helpful guy behind the counter. "You don't want that. You want this!"

He sold me a bottle of wax-based Squirt, and it's been my go-to lubricant ever since. James Stout reviewed Squirt for CW in 2020, and it scored 4.5 stars.

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David Motton 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. As a motoring journalist, he has contributed to Autocar, WhatCar?, Practical Caravan and more.