Updated March 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Bike Chain Lubes

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Your bike can only operate like a well-oiled machine if it is, indeed, well-oiled. Take care of that all-important chain by keeping it lubricated and protected against dirt and corrosion. We've put together a list of great products; all you need to do is apply one to your bicycle's drive mechanism, then you'll be ready to hit the road. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best bike chain lube on Amazon.

10. WD-40 Bike

9. Boeshield T-9

8. Muc-Off C3

7. Bike Medicine Purple Extreme

6. Sheep On the Road

4. Dumonde Tech Lite

3. Rock N Roll Gold

2. White Lightning Clean Ride

1. Finish Line Dry

Editor's Notes

March 13, 2019:

There is certainly no shortage of available bike chain lubes, and because Gorilla Bike Oil Ultra Premium has become harder to find, we decided to remove it. We still think that White Lightning Clean Ride and Finish Line Dry are top choices; neither is overly expensive, and they both come in smaller and larger sizes, which is helpful depending on how much you ride and how much storage space you have. That said, they are both perhaps better in dry conditions. For those who get out in the rain and muck, we added Boeshield T-9. A waxy film when dry, it stands up against water, meaning that you can rinse it with no worries, too. Plus, it doesn't hurt rubber, fiberglass, paint, or plastic. Finally, we decided to add WD-40 Bike. While most experts agree that regular WD-40 is not a good choice for lubing a chain, this version is specifically formulated to be safe and effective, although it should be said that some users find it overhyped.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on March 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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