Squirt Chain lube review

Squirt's wax based lube is a one-stop-shop for all conditions

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great chain lube for almost everything

Reasons to buy
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    Lower drivetrain resistance

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    Lasts longer than many oil based lubes

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    Easy to apply

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Reasons to avoid
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    Can’t be applied to a dirty chain

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If you follow pro cycling closely, you’ll have seen that on key stages of important races riders on teams like Ineos and EF will roll up to the neutral zone with chains that look nothing like the spotless sheen we are accustomed to on pro bikes. These chains are coated in a special wax, which reduces drivetrain resistance enough to make a difference at the pointy end of the sport, even if it looks rubbish.

For mere mortals, a new chain for a big day seems a bit wasteful. But you might want to consider changing your chain lube in order to gain a few essentially free watts. I have always been a fan of whatever chain lube I can get for free, but after getting a bottle of wax-based Squirt Lube in the post for review recently, I was really impressed with just how much I preferred it to anything else I tried.

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