Chain-L No. 5 lube

Score

7/10

Pros

  • Doesn't attract a lot of dirt
  • Gets into moving parts

Cons

  • Gets everywhere
  • Hard to shift when it comes to degreasing

Price as reviewed:

£9.99

There are wet lubes and then there are wet lubes, Chain-L’s No 5 is definitely the latter.

A thin coating lasted for ages, spreading throughout the chain, then to the rings, even ending up covering oversocks and chainstays. It does a great job of keeping the chain running smoothly and quietly, and yet doesn’t seem to attract a lot of dirt.

>> Struggling to get to the shops? Try 6 issues of Cycling Weekly magazine for just £6 delivered to your door <<

We did, though, notice chains showing signs of wear earlier than we felt they should, given the type of riding we were doing.

Verdict

It certainly stays on in? the rain and it's a bugger to get the chain clean, two or three uses of the? degreaser bath were required to shift it all - it's that clingy.

Details

Supplier: Mosquito Bikes 020 7226 8765, www.chain-l.com