Goes on Wet, but dries to a hard, dry, super-slick coating without oily greasy residue to attract or absorb dust and dirt. Requires more frequent application, but drivetrains will remain nearly contaminant-free. Perfect for cyclists who value cleanliness over all else.
- Great for off road rides in dry, dusty conditions, and on road rides in dry conditions, up to 50 miles
- Cleaning before re-lubing is usually not required
This product was added to our catalog on March 6, 2019
it stays, I can compare it to other super clean lubes like Rock & Roll Red, Nashbar Dry Lube, and ProGold Prolink which I also have extensively used as well. All of these lubes are excellent but there is no doubt in my mind that Finishline Wax is the lowest friction, fastest lube there is. I would rate R&R Red a close second and it lasts a little longer so consider this lube too for ultimate cleanliness and ultra performance. Finishline Wax is probably also one of the least durable lubes but if you reapply as needed it is so clean you may never have to fully clean your chain again. When it does lose its effectiveness, the chain will make a faint chirping noise such that you could just wait for that noise as it is somewhat tolerable. Otherwise, it probably has about a 200 mile limit but conditions determine everything. If you want to minimize friction and stay clean, this is the lube and if you frequently re-lube, you will not need to clean the chain or pulleys again as re-lube does it effectively. Thus, imagine just ragging your chain after each ride, re-lubing after every 3-7 rides as needed, and that's it, no messy full cleaning of the drive train again. Oh, and you are now faster due to the lowest friction lube. Beware of people who claim other lubes are lower friction or are even "just as good". R&R Red
is the only lube I know that competes on both levels of cleanliness and low friction. As good as Prolink is for cleanliness and durability, it is watts away from being as low friction as the better wax lubes so consider Prolink if a few watts here or there don't
matter and you just want cleanliness and durability, that is the way to go and ProLink Extreme is now out there. I do have some limited experience with WD40 Dry Lube and can only say that you could do much worse, it is a good clean, durable lube but have not seen friction results on it. It does not build up on the pulleys and make black oxide on the chain immediately like most of all the other lubes do. Thus, I recommend the few truly clean lubes out there as you spend less time overall maintaining your bike.