having used everything from wd-40 to motorcycle chain lube, including fortified hot chain wax, this is by far the best drip-on chain lube I've ever used to date. Possibly a fresh application of an old finish line lube for wet weather was as smooth and noticeably low friction, but it was really messy and collected dirt like a magnet, but in the rain it was great.
Admittedly I didn't do the serious chain cleaning they suggest, I didn't want to break the Shimano chain on there now, I did use solvent to clean most of surface and sprayed it on links, it was clean to touch. Not wanting to waste or over do the application I just put a drop on each link bushing and turned it through some complete revolutions before leaving it over night.
The first pedal strokes were silent chain, kinda normal for fresh chain lube, but it stayed that way the whole ride, and I was doing a hard interval workout and I'm sure I could feel the difference in the drivetrain resistance. That sounds great for the one ride.... but the same conditions continued for the next several hundred miles, I did do a surface cleaning again and re-applied, it was the same and has stayed quiet and smooth now for over a couple months of rides (riding 3 times a week on road).
I did not use it in wet weather, so cannot comment on how it'd last in those conditions. It is dry and dusty here , so if you have sticky chain lube it is quickly pretty dirty, this stuff is dry, and doesn't pick up the road dust.
You might think $45 is a lot, but some lubes in tiny bottles are much more expensive, and this is a big bottle.
I'd say I'd even buy it at the original $75 price having used it and how outstanding it works.
So easy to use and keeps things nice and clean. Don't let the high price over traditional lubes scare you, this is worth every penny in the time and effort and mess you will save. No more dirty hands with dropped chains or ruining clothes or other stuff when they brush against your bike. I can't say enough good stuff about this.
The real value in this product, is the ease you can clean your chain and reapply. No more spraying down the chain or using a chain cleaning tool, you can simply wipe off the chain with a dry cloth, or if it is too dirty, I simply remove the chain (quick link lyfe), soak in the UFO degreaser (it's apparently best for wax based lubes) shake it about and rinse off with water. I'm telling you it is so easy and it is worth every penny. Ceramicspeed has great videos and instructions for applications and everything.
Lastly don't take the marketing world or my word for this, zerofrictioncycling does all the real tests and loves this as his favorite drip lube.
Iï¿½m still trying to figure out by drip, how much is 10ml. I give a it a few complete rotations of the chain as I apply. Itï¿½s very clean. Follow the directions on CeramicSpeeds website if youï¿½re unsure. I do notice I need to apply about every 4 or 5 rides. Thatï¿½s when i wash my bike so I donï¿½t get the build up. I also use UFO clean and thatï¿½s a whole other review. Easiest bike cleaner Iï¿½ve ever used. So in conjunction the chain is always clean and new looking. The shifting is very precise and smooth.
While I can't attest to its friction superiority, I can defiantly attest that the chain rolls smooth and quite. The best part is application. It leaves clean chain, period. Cleaning the chain and reapplying the lube is hassle free. The lube doesn't last too long. I find that for best result I need to reapply every 150 miles.