Squirt Lube is a 100% biodegradable wax and water emulsion that dries to the chain and forms a 'long-lasting lubricant'. It can be used for wet or dry riding and, assuming you follow the instructions, it works and lasts well.
Squirt claim it has cleaning properties by repelling dirt and debris, and that it doesn't need removing like traditional lubes do as they build up with gunk and mud. They mention that it must be applied to a totally clean chain to work most effectively. And to be sure, I just whacked it on to see how it faired. it doesn’t play well with other old remnants of other lubes, and didn’t seem to bond with the chain or provide much notable resistance reduction on the drive chain.
So, after cleaning the chain with an open bath and then removing and full degreasing, I put it back on and used the lube - with a big difference, once on, it really does an admirable job of resisting muck over time, and if you wash it off and reapply, it keeps on working well. Of course, with a mud like a really clay heavy mud it does eventually work off, but nothing will stick when submerged or covered in mud for extended periods.
A bonus is the 100% biodegradability of it, which for me, is a positive feature to have, and it has the function to compare against other good quality traditional lubes. The lube can’t be applied onto a chain and used immediately as its needs sort of ‘curing’ time to bond correctly. I found that it’d handle four-hour rides and then need re-applying for dry rides.
With muddy or wetter rides, it would handle three hours or so, and then you’d notice the graunchy sound of a drive chain crying. It is also available in a micro-sized bottle to take on longer rides if you felt the need. Overall, it's an effective lube with a positive environmental addition.
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