I prefer the lite for my road bikes chain but this stuff aint cheap I only use it on a clean dry drive train and only enough to
make the chain wet a drop on each link then shift over every sprocket to work it in evenly makes the chain run smooth clean and quiet like a sewing machine no extra residue buildup if road conditions are clear and dry
Our local bike shop still sells it for 10 bucks plus tax
Just about every brand of chain lube claims to be the best. Haven't tried them all, not even close. Of the ones that I have tried this works as well as any, better than some. It lubricates well but with the common drawback as might be expected, It attracts dirt. Sorry, fortunately don't know how well it holds up in the wet.
Used this lube before and during this year's Dirty Kanza 200. After the mile 11-14 hike a bike section, I had peanut butter mud caked around my chain, rear tire, crankset, and front derailleur. I scraped it and squirted it clean with a water bottle and continued on. What else could I do? Reapplied at mile 70 checkpoint and then at 158 after dust, mud, grit and water crossings took their toll. I was starting to hear my chain work right before the second treatment at mile 158, so I guess their recommendations were followed. I am very pleased with the performance of Dumonde Tech original. AWOL, TourRide and Dumonde Tech-no mechanical failures!
I've tried so many different chain lubes for MTBing and most just fail.. Ideally you are looking for a lube that gets between the roller and stays in place to cushion the wear and tear a chain goes thru..
I've tried Waxes, dry lubes, wet lubes, Motorcycle chain lubes, zinc lubes..
This lube stays on well and is a dirt shedder which is very important with MTBs. The chain looks dry but you can see it being retained between the links..
I use this lube on all bike chains road, cross and mtb. A little goes a long way and it lasts. I use the traditional lube not the light version and it goes on a little thick, but you do not need much to lube a chain. Like all oil based lubes, it does pick up dirt, but not nearly as quickly as most.
I've been using this lube for MTB riding in all conditions. Lasts a long time, cleans up easily and does not attract too much grim. There is a rumor however that the company may be sold to another corporation and that it will no longer be available. A salesman at a competitor told me this but I have not been able to confirm this, I'm stocking up anyway. I prefer the Lite.
No other lubricant works as well. This product goes on and stays on without attracting a lot of dirt. A bottle goes a long way, because it stays on the chain, no dripping and you can apply it sparingly. I have found no other chain lubricant that compares. Great for mountain, road and cross bikes.
I have used many different chain lubes in over 44 years of competitive roadmountain biking. Since I was introduced to Dumonde Tech about 15 years ago, I have only used one! DUMONDE TECH! A few drops is all that it takes. Wipe-off the excess and it permeates your chain thoroughly! As long as you clean your drive-train once or twice a season, I think it's the best. It will collect grime if you put it on too thick so use it sparingly. My drive-train lasts a lot longer with no pre-mature wear. Give it a try!
Dumonde DryLight is the best I have used.
Have tried too many to list but this one seems to provide excellent lube while not becoming a dirt magnet.
Use it for Road and Mountain Biking. Just need to reapply a bit more for Mountain but if your not cleaning your chain on a regular after ride basis then you are missing the point anyway
Just switched to Dumonde Tech Original based on all the great reviews I saw online as well as from coworkers and LBS mechanics.
I live in the Seattle area and commute to work as well as ride my bike for general transportation. So far I am very impressed. I completely cleaned my drive train and let it dry overnight before applying. I wiped the excess and then let it sit another day before riding. I couldn't believe how quiet my drive train was. I have never heard it (or not heard it) that quiet. We had a big windstorm recently followed by heavy rains so our roads and bike lanes are covered in rotting leaves, pine needles and other debris. My bike is filthy but somehow my drive train still looks like I just cleaned it.
I discovered Dumonde through their motorcycle chain lube but once I tried their bicycle lube, I'm blind to other lubes now. This is THE bicycle chain lube. It takes maybe 2 to 3 applications to fully coat a chain but once it's coated, it works like no other. Worth every dollar that you're going to spend on it. There are 8 bikes in my family, down from 9 just recently, and it takes me about 2 years to go through a 4 ounce bottle. Sure it costs more than Finish Line or Triflow, but it's the longest lasting and least maintenance lube I have ever come across. There's no need to look for anything else. It just works.
On the pricey side, but product works great. A little smelly in confined spaces. I clean my chain several times a month (I ride in all weather conditions) I have noticed chain is quieter and seems to spin easier after applying. Do not notice lubricant attracts dirt. I have tried many products, My favorite is a melted wax chain dipping. I no longer want to spend all that time to lube a chain. I am very satisfied with Dumonde Lube, I use the Lite Formula on my road bike.
Would have tried this long ago if not for the price. Only applied twice so far (but that's a good sign in a month, right?) and am still debating whether I buy their whole Only lube when you hear your chain? velosophy.
So far so good.