A clean chain lube that actually works?
You see, the best lubricants have traditionally made for the messiest chains, and the products that promise to keep your components the cleanest tend to be the worst at actually lubricating them. Or at least that has been my experience so far.
For years it seemed that it just wasn’t possible to have a chain that was both clean and lubed unless it was brand new. But that dichotomy is coming to an end. The advent of nanotechnology has made many things possible that just a few short years ago would have been deemed science fiction. Like this smartphone I’m using to type, (or should I say swipe?) this post right now.
Introducing Rand Momentum Nano lubricant for cycling
Some samples of this magic formula arrived at our shop a couple months ago, and I have to say, I’m really impressed.
Really, really impressed!
The first time I applied it, I simply dripped it liberally across the top of my chain rollers, wiped off whatever excess I could and went riding as usual. The lube goes on wet, like you would expect from an oil, and after a couple of rides I was astonished to see all this black gunky stuff covering my chain. I’ll admit that my first thought was something like “Damn, this stuff sucks, its so messy!” As you might already know, I really do prefer a clean chain. So I went to work with a rag and began wiping all this crap off. Amazingly, cleaning the chain up wasn’t very difficult, and it didn’t take long to realize that this stuff actually worked. My chain was suddenly sparkling brighter than it ever has since it was new. In fact, it may even be shinier than a new chain! I continued to ride the stuff without lubing again and have to say this is probably the longest lasting chain lube going. It still took a couple cycles of wiping and riding to get rid of the black stuff altogether, and now the chain runs smoother and quieter than ever.
The packaging states that Rand Momentum Nano lube is non toxic, biodegradable and made from natural ingredients, but in all honesty, I’m a little bit afraid of this stuff. It works way too good to be harmless! That said, it might at least be a little less poisonous than the Teflon found in Tri-flow and other similar oils.
If you see this stuff in you local bike shop, try it out and be amazed. If you don’t see it in your local bike shop, you should tell them about it because they’re missing out.
If your interested in getting some of this stuff for yourself, you can order a bottle directly from Rand and find out more about the nano lube on their website, www.randbrands.com.