Looking for a new bicycle chain lube that’s perfect for your bike? There are all kinds of different dry and wet chain lubes including Teflon, wax and many other types. Some of what makes a good chain lube depends on your riding environment, and some of it is personal preference.
Which of these bike chain oils is your favorite? Did we leave any brands out on the list?
The PTFE chain lubricant from Alligator is made for severe conditions. Dry and wet alternatives are also made by the manufacturer.
In an affordable range, B’Twin offers reliable lubrication suitable for the winter and summer cycling seasons.
With universal use, Ballistol oil can also be used to lubricate bike chains. The oil is available in flasche or spray form.
This petrochemical free, all natural wax lube contains lanolin. Biomaxa is an all weather, multipurpose biolubricant for dry and wet conditions.
With wax, wet and dry lubricants, Blub is a new brand on the market. The products are mainly made for extreme conditions.
The T-9 is Boeshield’s product for bikes. It can be used on chains, derailleurs, control cables, brake cables, and shift cables.
Ceramic Speed makes innovative lubricants. The brand recommends its bike lubricants as the world’s fastest bottled chain product.
The brand’s versatile lubricant is often preferred by cyclists who want to lubricate other bike components together with the chain. See our review.
The manufacturer offers waxes and ceramic lubricants for bike chains. They are recommended for a minimal sling.
The brand has developed a line of bike chain lubricants as a subsidiary of its motorsports lubricants line. The premium products are made with anti-corrosion additives.
With wax-based chain lubes on offer, Dupont includes Teflon in some of its formulations. Their products are made with self-cleaning action.
As its name suggests, the brand focuses on sustainability. Its road bike lube is biodegradable and lanolin-based.
Known for their long-lasting effect, Fenwick’s lubes are also reasonably priced compared to premium lubricants.
The premium line from the manufacturer is a top choice for racing purposes. It includes polymers which prevent washout without sheering.
The non-flammable premium oil is recommended for those who care about the environment. It is made with a biodegradable formulation.
The products of the manufacturer can be used on all bikes. They are recommended to keep dirt away from the chain.
With a general application, the Aerosol Clean Lube from Interflon is often used on chain bikes. It comes with a spray application.
The brand’s chain lube is PTFE-based. It lubricates the chain during the ride.
The brand offers dry, wet and ceramic lubricants. All of them are considered as affordable and reliable against rust.
Maxima is known for its racing products. But even its paraffin-based wax formulas can be used for general cycling where water resistance is important.
The wax-based products from Molten are known for their drivetrain efficiency. They are also used to repel dirt from the chain.
Morgan Blue makes simple lubricants or variations with additives. The lubes are resistant to frost.
The bike line from Motorex includes a lube spray. It is used at lubrication chains and derailleurs.
The manufacturer is one of the most popular chain lube manufacturers. New products include lubricants only made from renewable sources.
Not like other lubes where most of the bottle is filled with solvents, NFS claims to be 100% product. Each bottle contains approximately 10,000 miles worth of bicycle chain lubrication.
The new synthetic-based chain lube from Park Tool is a versatile product. It can also be used to lubricate other bike parts.
The original lube from Pedros is synthetic. It lasts for miles in a mix environment of wet and dry weather.
The lube from ProGold doesn’t build up and it is made to repel moisture. It is avaialble in different size containers. See our review.
Running at high temperatures and reducing friction, Purple Extreme’s Synthetic Lubricants is seen as good value for money.
The small brand is known for entry-level reliable products. Most of them are suitable for wet and windy cycling conditions.
Rock and Roll
The high-quality Rock and Roll lube is made for low friction. It is mainly to be considered during the drier months of cycling.
The German brand makes chain lube which can be applied on most bikes. It comes with a biodegradable profile,
Available in small bottles, Schwinn’s lubricant is mainly considered as an affordable product to prevent chain rust.
The long-lasting lube from Smoove needs to dry overnight. It can be used over the 100-mile mark, but it will gather more dirt than its alternatives.
SpinPower is one of the few brands offering organic formulations with a biodegradable profile. It works in wet conditions.
The brand’s chain lube is based on waxes. It is 100% biodegradable.
The premium lubricants from the manufacturer are used in all types of cycling. Its chain lubricants is suitable for temperatures between -100°F an +750°F.
The lubricants from the manufacturer are known for their light viscosity. The products are suitable for all seasons.
With dry chain, wet chain and all conditions bike chain lubricants, the brand has its fans in the road and mountain biking communities.
Wend is a growing brand in the lubricants’ world. Its chain wax comes with a rub-on formula.
With various types of lubricants, the brand offers a unique wet performance lubricant. It comes with a waterproof formulation.
Wickens & Soderstrom
The manufacturer makes lubricants which reduce friction and chain vibration. In some cases, the lubricants also reduce the drivetrain noise.
Paul G Wertzberger says
SCC Tech SCC Slick Chain Lubricant:
I’ve been riding on and off road for 30 years, always looking for a lube that will hold up to the mixed conditions we get in the Cascade Range.
This is far and away the longest lasting, easiest to maintain lube I’ve ever used.
David Lovegrove says
You missed Biomaxa off the list – a petrochemical free all natural wax lube using lanolin. Claimed as the world’s first wax lube for borh wet and dry conditionsp