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    Recommended chain lube for Florida trails?

    Still getting used to riding Florida sugar sand. What chain lube is your go-to?

    I was using an all-conditions wet lube at first but that just clogged up the chain with sand. I switched to the Finish Line dry lube but not sure how well it's lubricating plus I go through the stuff quickly and still makes the drivetrain noisy.

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    Paraffin wax, which is time consuming and complicated to reapply. I have not seen anything that keeps the chain contamination free in FL including sand. If you do not want to mess with waxing the chain then White Lightning Clean Ride works well, just make sure the chain is stripped of all other products and clean/dry before applying the WL.

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    Florida rider here...I use Boeshield T9. Works good, lasts decently long. I put it on after a ride so it can dry overnight. Chain stays pretty clean through the sand.

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    +1 for WL Clean Ride. I've been using it for several years in FL. Keeps the drive train reasonably clean, is easy and fast to apply, and it's cheap. Downside is that it wears off fairly fast. It's good for about a 100 miles (less if conditions are wet) before it needs to be reapplied.
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    Central FL rider here, I use Finish Line DRY. Works well.
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    - ProLine gold; we have some places here in North GA that are sandy due to the amount of rock in this area and this lube seems to do an excellent job of not picking much of it up.......
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    I've had great results with this;


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    We have a lot of sand and dry down here, I use the White Lightning Clean Ride as well. Did get some of that Squirt dry lube when we visited Crested Butte in '16, it was very dry and dusty and it worked really well. Only thing with the dry lubes in general is you need to basically apply after every ride, but better than using a wet lube that attracts all that grit and grime to eat your drivetrain.
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    I've had good luck with Prolink.

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    Rock n Roll Extreme is the best I've found. Apply the night before, wipe the excess before your ride. It'll leave a dry wax-like coating that's very slick and sand won't stick to it.

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    S. FL rider here, I used Muc-Off C3 Dry Ceramic Lube.. goes on simply, easy to remove and reapply no build up in dusty setting nor issues on the wet. I haven't experienced any mud yet, though.
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    After trying a couple of dry lubes, I found that they all sucked. They didn't last long, the drivetrain was noisy, and the chain didn't stay that much cleaner than a wet lube. I went back to Rock n Roll Gold and have been pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.s67 View Post
    Rock n Roll Extreme is the best I've found. Apply the night before, wipe the excess before your ride. It'll leave a dry wax-like coating that's very slick and sand won't stick to it.
    Plus 1. Works great!

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