Up until recently, I was using Tri-Flow. It works GREAT! However, it's a wet-lube and in just a simple MC, I picked up so much crap on my chain and cassette. I would start out with a **perfectly** clean drive train and, literally, by the time I finished, ALL of my components were black and looked greasy. No matter how well I wiped the excess off, it was like I'd soaked the chain and cassette in grease by the time I finished.
Since I ride only on asphalt, and on roads that are relatively clear of debris, I was constantly vexed with the grit I got and having to clean the drive train every 75-100 miles.
About 2 months ago, I started using the DuMonde Tech bike lube and the difference is truly amazing! It's a dry lube, so, once it ''cures'' out, there's no wetness to pick-up anything. Even better than that, you lube up once, let it cure-out, and don't worry about re-lubing for about 350 miles with the Lite, or about 700 miles for the original formula. I usually just wipe down the chain, after my ride, and all is good - no grit!
This place has some: www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?igpk=2126
but it is a tad pricey at $8.95 per 2 oz container; however, it is so worth the investment. I would recommend shopping around before buying.
If you don't keep track of your miles, rule of thumb is to reapply when you start hearing chain noise. And this stuff is great for both road AND MTB'ers.
Edited by: SCRUFYNERFHERDR at: 3/30/2010 (11:27)
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