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    Good job! Squirt Chain Lube ...

    I have concluded a 5 month test/review of this lube in the New Products forum, if anyone is interested.


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    Link for those who are lazy like me:
    "Squirt" Chain Lube.

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    Wow...people actually review chain lube?

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    R-man, have you used Pedro's Ice for any length of time? I wonder how it compares with Squirt. I have never found White Lightning or Pedro's Ice work as well in rain and muddy conditions as a wet oil lube, Dumonde-Tech light being my favorite all year lube now. But I see you had good results with Squirt in mud conditions. Maybe I'll try it, I like how wax lube keeps the chain and gears much cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    R-man, have you used Pedro's Ice for any length of time? I wonder how it compares with Squirt. I have never found White Lightning or Pedro's Ice work as well in rain and muddy conditions as a wet oil lube, Dumonde-Tech light being my favorite all year lube now. But I see you had good results with Squirt in mud conditions. Maybe I'll try it, I like how wax lube keeps the chain and gears much cleaner.
    How often (or how many miles) do you reapply Dumonde-Tech when riding in the bay area (Northern California)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterDave
    How often (or how many miles) do you reapply Dumonde-Tech when riding in the bay area (Northern California)?
    Probably too often, every ride. My local regular loop from home around Tamarancho is only 15 to 18 miles depending on options. It does need it each ride when its wet or muddy, but I could probably go 2 or 3 of those rides without relubing in dry conditions with Dumond-Tech.

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    There are a couple of things about Squirt that made me change over to using it.
    Previously, I had tested several other lubes, and while they were very good ... eg: Progold, R&R etc.. they fell down in one area badly.

    Degreasing.

    I hate degreasing chains. It's a messy, fiddly, time consuming, and polluting thing to do regularly. With Squirt, I have never had to do that. I just re-apply a new coating of the wax-based lube and ride!
    Squirt keeps the chain very clean, it doesn't attract as much crud as other 'wet' lubes i've used, and each application last a long time.
    The lube is bio-degradeable and friendly to the enviroment, unlike most other chain lubes.
    It's easy to apply, cheap, and does a fantastic job of keeping everything quiet and smooth. If Squirt has a 'down side' it is that after a wet [really wet] ride, you must re-apply the lube. That's it. Apart from that small 'glitch' which is part of the lubes bio-degradeability feature, being water-based, I couldn't fault it at all.
    For me, living here in AU which is a [usually] dry country most of the time, Squirt is perfect. It just takes all the hassles out of servicing the drive chains on my bikes.
    No more degreasing, no more pollution, just a really fast and easy method of keeping all your bike chains running smooth and quiet.

    I saw no excess wear on the chain or cogs over the test period, the original Shimano chain still looks like new.

    Give the Squirt a try for yourselves. It's cheap, and if you don't like it, just go back to what you were using before.

    I'm betting that you won't want to go back though. I didn't.


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    I've been trying every type out there, for years

    I'm in SOCAL. I wanted something for winter and summer,(dry,dry dust and mud). I use K&N air filter lube spray. I clean with WD 40 and then spray it on the chain. I then wipe it off. It makes it through the long dry epic rides, and no chain suck this year in the mud(same chain and rings). I wanted something simple and easy. I use it for my air filter also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro
    I'm in SOCAL. I wanted something for winter and summer,(dry,dry dust and mud). I use K&N air filter lube spray. I clean with WD 40 and then spray it on the chain. I then wipe it off. It makes it through the long dry epic rides, and no chain suck this year in the mud(same chain and rings). I wanted something simple and easy. I use it for my air filter also.
    K&N filter oil! That is some sticky oil, and mixed with WD-40 after a cleaning would help the K&N penetrate the chain well. No chain suck in muddy conditions is a true test of effectiveness.

    I'm going to have to try Squirt. I like the easy cleanliness of a dry lube. If chain suck in mud is no worse than my best so far results found by using Dumond-Tech it would be a year round winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    I'm going to have to try Squirt. I like the easy cleanliness of a dry lube. If chain suck in mud is no worse than my best so far results found by using Dumond-Tech it would be a year round winner.
    Let me know if you find any local to where you are. I'm slowing working my way though a small bottle of the Dumonde lube, but will need a new bottle of lube sooner or later.

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    clean with WD40

    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro
    I'm in SOCAL. I wanted something for winter and summer,(dry,dry dust and mud). I use K&N air filter lube spray. I clean with WD 40 and then spray it on the chain. I then wipe it off. It makes it through the long dry epic rides, and no chain suck this year in the mud(same chain and rings). I wanted something simple and easy. I use it for my air filter also.
    wipe away
    I'll have to check the K&N. If it is 2 parts oil to 1 part mineral spirits (or something similar) you are pretty much in business

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    So I've been useing Squirt chain lube for two months on a brand new chain, rings, and cog. I'm sorry to report it doesn't keep my chain quiet for more than 17 to 20 miles on moderately dusty dry Nor Cal trails. And after the chain noise picks up, within a couple miles it becomes very loud in creaking and chirping when there is any minor cross chain alignment while climbing such as granny and middle ring lower gears.

    My 200 lbs ride weight is probably pushing the dry wax out of the chain faster than it would for a lighter rider. As I remember, Rainman is a much lighter weight rider than me.

    It works for me about the same as White Lighting, not as well as Pedro's Ice as I remember from years ago trying dry lubes previously. It's not a big hassle to stop and relube when the chain starts to sound up. But my long time favorite, Dumond Tech, lasts at least twice as long before chain noise would begin to pick up and then never allow the chain to become so loud in creaking and chirping.

    Like the other dry lubes Squirt is keeping the gears looking cleaner longer. After two months without cleaning the new cog's teeth are barely showing any dirt but the chain looks nearly as dirty as using a wet lube and wiping excess off each application.

    For lighter weight rider's it probably works much longer. Those little guys have all the advantages!

    I'm going back to using Dumond Tech wet lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterDave
    Let me know if you find any local to where you are. I'm slowing working my way though a small bottle of the Dumonde lube, but will need a new bottle of lube sooner or later.
    I haven't seen it in the Fairfax bike shops. I got some small sample bottles at the Sea Otter then bought a 4 ounce bottle when in Moab a month ago. (I just posted a review below).

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    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    It works for me about the same as White Lighting, not as well as Pedro's Ice as I remember from years ago trying dry lubes previously. It's not a big hassle to stop and relube when the chain starts to sound up. But my long time favorite, Dumond Tech, lasts at least twice as long before chain noise would begin to pick up and then never allow the chain to become so loud in creaking and chirping.
    Similar experience here, it's substantially more expensive than WL, but I'm not convinced that it's really better. The main advantage seems to be that it's less prone to waxy buildup on the RD pulley cage. I do have a bottle of Pedro's Ice that I haven't tried yet though.

    As for wet lubes, I leave that for motorcycling. I haven't used them on my bicycles for quite a few years and I don't really care for going back to the black oily mess again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrel242
    As for wet lubes, I leave that for motorcycling....
    Always Bel-Ray dry lube on my street moto. Seems to work well enough with a 530 pitch chain for a few rides, the chain lasted more than 20k miles. Wet lubes spray too much all over my bike. Maybe I should try Bel-Ray on my mtb, but it's pretty sticky and might gum up the pulleys after a while.

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    I also use Bel-Ray wet lube on my Moto, it's good stuff, but does make a lot of mess.

    Sorry to hear that the Squirt lube didn't work out for you, but at least you tried it out. I'm still using it on the Mojo and all the bikes here.
    I like it. The Squirt works well for me. DT says he uses it on his bikes too, and I think he's a pretty big guy. I'm small and relatively light compared to most of you American riders, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    So I've been useing Squirt chain lube for two months on a brand new chain, rings, and cog. I'm sorry to report it doesn't keep my chain quiet for more than 17 to 20 miles on moderately dusty dry Nor Cal trails.
    Same here, I only get about 15-20 miles before the chain starts to rattle and sound crunchy. I like Squirt because it doesn't smell (I keep my bikes indoors), but in terms of performance it's only ok, nothing that special.

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    I ride in super dusty Tahoe/Truckee and Squirt is my favorite lube, mostly b/c it doesn't gum up. Maybe I wasn't cleaning off excess enough with other stuff (although I felt like I was).

    I haven't noticed the noise after 20 miles but I'll try to tune into it. As for me, I give it 2 thumbs up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterDave
    Same here, I only get about 15-20 miles before the chain starts to rattle and sound crunchy. I like Squirt because it doesn't smell (I keep my bikes indoors), but in terms of performance it's only ok, nothing that special.
    Well, even though it requires carrying some in my pack and reapplying when the chain gets noisy in 15 to 20 miles I'm still using Squirt.

    Like someone else mentioned it doesn't build up and gum up the sprockest and chain guides like some other dry lubes or wet lubes. I'm liking how much cleaner it is compared to anything else I've used.

    Wet ride conditions will be coming soon and I'm interested to see how it compares to a good wet lube for limiting muddy chain suck and overall chain/sprocket wear life.

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    I've started using motor oil, and get about 50 miles out of it before needing to reapply.
    Yeah it gums up, and collects dust, but it lubes great.

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    Squirt - the best I've ever used

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    I have concluded a 5 month test/review of this lube in the New Products forum, if anyone is interested.


    Rainman.
    I just posted a 1 year review in the Lube reviews.

    Here's the details...

    Just completed a 1 year test of Squirt dry lube.

    In 2 weeks I'll have 1 year starting on a new drivetrain set of FSA rings, XT cogs and SRAM 971 chain using only Squirt dry lube.

    I'm amazed to say there is no more than 1/32 wear at most in 12 inches measuring various points around the chain. I really can't see any measurable wear, but there must be a little.

    I never cleaned my chain after putting it on new and cleaning off the grease that the chain came with. At first there was some increasingly loud chain noise after about 12 to 15 miles of light dusty spring season trail conditions, and I had to stop and give another dose of Squirt to the chain to ride further without noise. But after a few weeks the lube packed in and the chain broke in and I haven't noticed an excessively noisy chain in less than 25 miles.

    We had an especially muddy winter in NorCal coastal range this year. I expected this dry lube would cause chain suck worse than many prior years using Dumonde Tech. But besides a few minor sucks in both dry or muddy conditions while shifting to the granny no terminal suck ever occurred, unlike my experience with Dumonde Tech on the worse chain mud-caked days. I guess the Squirt dry lube packed inside the chain for many months without cleaning prevented mud from entering.

    I'm convinced Squirt is the best I've ever used. And it's the easiest to apply. No need to wipe off after application, there are no solvents "cleaning the chain" as it is applied. The excess wax flakes off while riding and with it surface dirt. My chain looks very dirty now, but my cogs look pretty clean compared to a wet lube, and this is after a year of never cleaning other than a dry brush a few times knocking dirt off. And unlike any other lube I've tried before, no measured wear that I could see using a 12" ruler. Wow!

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    No good Squirt... not for me...

    I've used a bunch of lubes over the years... I tried Squirt this winter in AZ riding and it just doesn't seem to hold up.
    The lube seems to be a dust magnet and it doesn't seem to stay on the chain for long periods of use.
    I clean my chain regularly and lube before every ride. I'm going to be going back to rock n' roll or something similar
    as they seem to work best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ob1Hoagie
    I've used a bunch of lubes over the years... I tried Squirt this winter in AZ riding and it just doesn't seem to hold up.
    The lube seems to be a dust magnet and it doesn't seem to stay on the chain for long periods of use.
    I clean my chain regularly and lube before every ride. I'm going to be going back to rock n' roll or something similar
    as they seem to work best for me.
    If you look higher in this thread I almost quit using Squirt after a few rides due to the noise that developed after 15 miles. But I stayed with it because I wanted to find a dry lube that worked better than wet lube which is a frequent chore to keep clean.

    The key to Squirt working well is to not clean the chain between uses (or ever), and apply just before riding so the thick water based dry lube gets worked deep into the chain.

    Proof to me is Squirt has had by far the least chain wear or "stretch" over the same dusty and muddy year round conditions using the same brand of chain, plus I did more dusty sandy desert riding this year compared to most prior years. This is compared to Tri-Flow, White-Lightening, Pedros Ice, and Dumonde Tech (in increasing order of chain wear effectiveness).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro
    I'm in SOCAL. I wanted something for winter and summer,(dry,dry dust and mud). I use K&N air filter lube spray. I clean with WD 40 and then spray it on the chain. I then wipe it off. It makes it through the long dry epic rides, and no chain suck this year in the mud(same chain and rings). I wanted something simple and easy. I use it for my air filter also.
    I'm 90% sure this is sarcastic, but it's done so well I can't be sure.
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    Thanks to you guys for trying something new and posting the results for all of us. Found the dealer in Canada (happens to be 3 hrs away from me) and ordered up a bottle. Should have it in a couple of days.

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    I've been using Squirt for about 6 months and love it. Just like Derby, it didnít seem to hold up very well the first few rides. Especially if there is any residual petroleum based chain lube left on the chain. The cleaner your chain is for the initial application the sooner your results will improve. Once Squirt has fully embedded itself in your chain it works great. I now use it on all my bikes including my road bike.
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    Hmm, I might have to try Squirt again. I wasn't impressed with how long it lasted, but perhaps I didn't reapply it often enough. I'll try Squirt again once the original grease on my new chain wears out. I like Squirt because it doesn't smell and I keep my bikes indoors.

    I'm starting to think that the less you clean your chain/degrease, the longer it lasts.

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    I have been using only squirt for two years now. I have no plan to go back to anything else. I have seen the Longest drive train life that I have ever had. Here in fruita I have always used some kind of wax lube. Nothing holds up like Squirt.
    A never clean the chain the only thing I do is wipe the dust off before adding more. Now I'm the kind of guy that takes care of my bike after a ride never before. So Lube is always very dry before my next ride. I been out in rain an Snow and The Lube hang in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straw
    Thanks to you guys for trying something new and posting the results for all of us. Found the dealer in Canada (happens to be 3 hrs away from me) and ordered up a bottle. Should have it in a couple of days.

    Cheers,
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    Who is the dealer in Canada that you got it from?

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    I prefer Squirt over any other chain lube I have tried (including T9, Triflow, Prolink, RocknRoll and White Lightning). It's extremely clean, it lasts long enough, never needs cleaning and is non-messy to apply. I've been using it for a year now.

    My second preference for a clean chain is RocknRoll, but that leaves more of a mess during application.

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    Canadian dealer

    Quote Originally Posted by xc71
    Who is the dealer in Canada that you got it from?
    Goggle Squirt Chain Lube and you will see "find a distributor." It's Brian from Podium Imports. email brian@podiumimports.ca or call 1-250-493-1144. He is in Pentiction BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw
    Goggle Squirt Chain Lube and you will see "find a distributor." It's Brian from Podium Imports. email brian@podiumimports.ca or call 1-250-493-1144. He is in Pentiction BC

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    Good job! Squirt Lube..

    I found the same in my own testing of this fine product. It really does work very well. It's the only lube I'll use on my bicycle chains now.


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    I've been trying Squirt on one of my bikes for about 500 miles now. I followed all the instructions. I'm finding my chain is noisier than with Boeshield or Prolink. I like it because of the no cleaning required, but I don't find it lasts very long before the drivetrain makes the grinding sound. I've been riding for 30some years, and I've never heard anything like this. with dyno lube, you'd apply more, but with this, noise seems to be the norm.

    I'm not sure if drivetrain quietness has anything to do with longevity though. I reapply sometimes even after 40 road miles. The stuff that flies off tends t osplatter the rear wheel, which I use compressed air to clean off. Compressed air helps to clear off any buildup on the chain too.

    For those that have used it for a long time, is your drivetrain noisier than usual?

    Does it make any difference in longevity of the chain, rings or cogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garthr
    I've been trying Squirt on one of my bikes for about 500 miles now. I followed all the instructions. I'm finding my chain is noisier than with Boeshield or Prolink. I like it because of the no cleaning required, but I don't find it lasts very long before the drivetrain makes the grinding sound. I've been riding for 30some years, and I've never heard anything like this. with dyno lube, you'd apply more, but with this, noise seems to be the norm.

    I'm not sure if drivetrain quietness has anything to do with longevity though. I reapply sometimes even after 40 road miles. The stuff that flies off tends t osplatter the rear wheel, which I use compressed air to clean off. Compressed air helps to clear off any buildup on the chain too.

    For those that have used it for a long time, is your drivetrain noisier than usual?

    Does it make any difference in longevity of the chain, rings or cogs?
    After a full year of exclusive use with one chain and set of sprockets, my chain had nearly no wear. I've never had near that low wear. This is including 4 or 5 months with muddy conditions. At least 2500 miles off road in one year, climbing about 6000 vertical feet per week on average.

    Squirt did get noisy quickly at first, starting with a well cleaned new chain. But it gradually quieted down for a longer period as the wax built up. The noise reminds me not to cross chain for long periods. Wet lubes are quieter at first but pack dirt quickly if ridden off road.

    The trick is to not clean any off, let it build up, the extra will flake off, only wipe off drips on the outside of the chain after applying, and apply an hour or more before riding (although I rarely applied it early).

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    Thanks Derby.

    My last application was after I blew of the some of the buildup with compressed air. Instead of leaving it to dry as I normally do, I rode it still wet. It didn't last so long. I'll apply some more and see how it goes.... letting it dry first of course!

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    Keep us posted Garthr. I want to try it when my Dumonde runs out.
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    Squirt is my favorite yet. The only downside is if you live where it is wet, you will have to apply quite often. Colorado is dry and it attract no dirt and lubes quites well. I reapply every 5-6 rides and it keeps things quiet and clean.

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    I think what caused so much drivetrain noise was blowing off the Squirt with the compressed air, then applying and riding directly afterward. The lube didn't have time to set, so much of it was lost during the ride. So .... I went back to the method I first used when I started.

    I apply it liberally from the top of the bottom part of the chain(technically the inside), one section at a time. (One section is the chain from the bottom pulley to the chainring) After I apply it, I roll my fingers back and forth to move he rollers a bit and work it in. I rotate the crank and do each section until complete. Then I slowly run the chain backward in each cog and ring, just enough to get some on all the surfaces. I don't know if this is necessary, but I do that instead of having all the buildup on the one cog when I applied it.

    So far after 40 miles, it's been fine again. The question becomes when to apply it again? Do I go by noise? How muchh Squirt is too much? I had reapplied it fairly often, maybe every 40-50 dry miles or so. Maybe it was too much.... I was getting some build up, and the chunks were sticking to my rear rim. That's why I blew it off with compressed air, to get rid it. There's no issue with blowing it off, just treat the chain liberally as you would when new, letting it dry before riding, and it will be good.

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    Update on my last application ..... I got about 125 dry miles out of it before needing more lube. That's pretty good!

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    Re: Chain noise
    Any squeaking, popping, grinding noise that comes from a chain means only one thing...
    Metal to metal contact. Perhaps it's just the sidelinks making contact, which doesn't really mean the chain is getting longer [just more flexible], but that 'sound' probably means that the pin is also metal to metal and wearing the chain to cause a length increase. The sound is actually metal galling, fretting, etc. It's not good. Denial is not an option. So you have only two choices, stop to lube the chain or just turn up the iPod if you're playing tunes.
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    I switched to Squirt several months ago and love it. It's thinner that Ice Wax, but thicker than White Lightning.
    Keeps the drivetrain clean.
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    I decided to give squirt a second chance. I ride mostly in northern California around the Marin area, so it's not particularly dusty. I cleaned the chain (only the first time) and replied Squirt every 10 miles or so for the first few rides. Even after several applications, Squirt starts to wear out around 10-15 miles and by 20 miles it's pretty much gone. In the Sierra area (dusty), it only lasted about 12 miles. A month ago I went for a ride in damp (but not wet) conditions. The attached pic is what my chain looked like the day after the ride.

    Not sure how the rest of you guys are able to get Squirt to last so long, but it's just not working for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterDave
    I decided to give squirt a second chance. I ride mostly in northern California around the Marin area, so it's not particularly dusty. I cleaned the chain (only the first time) and replied Squirt every 10 miles or so for the first few rides. Even after several applications, Squirt starts to wear out around 10-15 miles and by 20 miles it's pretty much gone. In the Sierra area (dusty), it only lasted about 12 miles. A month ago I went for a ride in damp (but not wet) conditions. The attached pic is what my chain looked like the day after the ride.

    Not sure how the rest of you guys are able to get Squirt to last so long, but it's just not working for me.

    Are you allowing the Squirt to completely dry before riding? I tried it once by applying and riding immediately after, and I got about the same 10-15 miles out of it.

    The key is too apply liberally, rotate the chain backwards a few times to work it in, then let it sit for at least a few hours or more to dry, depending on humidity. If you've done all that and still only get 15 miles, Id have a hard time believing it.

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    I have been trying Squirt recently on my road bike and one of my two mountain bikes with good results so far.

    Noise, some people have said their drivetrain is louder, but on my road bike where I notice it easier than a mountain bike, my drivetrain is definitely quieter with Squirt than the oil lube I was previously using. I went out in near freezing temps last week and everything worked great, I was afraid it would be slow to shift but all was good. After the initial application. Only 106 road miles with Squirt, but no sign of needing another application, I won't apply more just for the sake of it, when I hear it needs it or performance indicates then I'll reapply.

    My singlespeed is the bike I'm riding more these days in the dirt so it is the one I decided to test with Squirt. After three rides on it, everything is going great. Some of the wax is flaking off as seen in other pictures, the chain is clean and seems to be happy. I'll probably re-apply more on this bike before it tells me to, with the harsher environment mountain biking I'd prefer to get a bigger buildup on this chain.

    All in all I'm very impressed with Squirt lube after several rides with it, I'll keep using it and hope to report continued success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garthr
    Are you allowing the Squirt to completely dry before riding? I tried it once by applying and riding immediately after, and I got about the same 10-15 miles out of it.

    The key is too apply liberally, rotate the chain backwards a few times to work it in, then let it sit for at least a few hours or more to dry, depending on humidity. If you've done all that and still only get 15 miles, Id have a hard time believing it.
    I usually lube the chain the night before the ride. I apply squirt to the "inside" of the chain (the top of the chain when it's below the chainstay) until I see the lube work itself to the "outside". Then I usually ride around or backpedal for about a minute to work everything in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterDave
    I usually lube the chain the night before the ride. I apply squirt to the "inside" of the chain (the top of the chain when it's below the chainstay) until I see the lube work itself to the "outside". Then I usually ride around or backpedal for about a minute to work everything in.

    Okay ...... I wonder how liberally you are applying it? I apply it the same way as you, but my chain is completely soaked in lube..... just to the point where some even drips to the ground. I've head of some people even thinning the Squirt of a bit by adding some water to the bottle, as it is pretty thick, and in cooler temps is gets thicker. I put my bottle in my pocket for about about 10 minutes prior to application here in the Fall/Winter. The temps in my garage are in the mid 50's. I've been using outside with temps in the 20's. Squirt being warmed seems to get in the chain better.

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    Swapped over to Squirt, am LOVING it. The Mojo HD's 1x10 drive train purrs along, and stays ultra clean, ride after ride, week after week.

    Time spent previously cleaning the drivetrain (tedious job!) now spent riding - can't knock that

    Posted a little review of Squirt at:
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    Squirt Lube Is The Best Out There

    Not sure how the rest of you guys are able to get Squirt to last so long, but it's just not working for me.[/QUOTE]

    Here's the deal, if you are having issues with Squirt you have to use the stuff properly. The reason you've got a rusty chain is the same reason you would have rust on your chain if you missed spots with any other lube. Here is the proper application process.

    Of Course degrease, Squirt is waxes emulsified in water, which means it does not seperate likw all the other wax lubes out there. This also means you must have a dry drive chain before applting as more water thins the lube and it will not stay on as well and dry. Apply the lube liberally and what I like to do isrun the chain through my fingers to spread the lube all over all the pins plates and rollers. Do NOT use a rag as this takes the wax off and you want as much as possible to penetrate the chain links before it drys. Allow it to completely dry the apply another coating if you like, let id dry, then NEVER clean your drive train again, just knock any excess down with a soft wire brush. I get 40-80 miles per MTB ride with Squirt Lube, it's amazing stuff. Probably 80% of the knowledgable riders in my area ride Squirt and this includes MANY top pros including Jay Henry, Mike Kloser, Ned Overend, Travis Brown , Josiah Middaugh, Jake Wells and so many more, Squirt works amazing when used properly, just DO NOT take it off the drive chain once you start using it! Leave the protective waxes on, this is what lubricates and repels dirt...

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