Peaty's Link Lube Dry is a readily biodegradable, wax-based chain lube for use in dry, dusty, to mildly moist conditions. This unique formula uses a blend of waxes suspended in a water-based emulsion to give you a long-lasting, clean-running, quiet chain.
Wax is the best lubricant for dry conditions because, when applied correctly it will fill the links and rollers of your bicycle chain with a hard and slippery coating, which will last for ages on the trails and is dry to the touch - so dry dirt and dust will not stick to it.
When applied for the first time, it is essential that Link Lube Dry is applied to a well-degreased and dry drivetrain. If a chain is dirty, then dirt and old lube take up space in the rollers, preventing new lube from reaching the places it needs to, and any residual oil-based lube can also result in reduced durability and premature blackening.
Fully degrease before applying fresh lube to ensure there is no old chain oil present. For best results use our foaming drivetrain degreaser or, in the case of brand new chains, use a solvent degreaser to remove stubborn factory greases.
Ensure you thoroughly rinse your chain with clean water after degreasing (degreaser is designed to eat chain lube after all).
Allow the chain to dry thoroughly before application.
Apply to the inside face of the chain only. The light blue colour of the chain lube allows you to see exactly where you have and haven’t applied.
Keep the chain cycling for 20 seconds to help the lube penetrate fully into the pins and rollers.
Check for over-application. you can tell if you over-apply link lube dry because you’ll see the lube start to fill the narrow chain links. If this happens, just slowly cycle through your gears a few times to transfer the excess lube onto the cassette. You’ll see the lube disappear from the narrow links, leaving lube only where it’s needed on the chain.
Leave to fully dry so the lube goes from a light blue colour to completely clear (you’re waiting for the water to evaporate, so leaving it in the sun helps). How long it takes for the water to evaporate - and for the lube to turn clear in colour - depends on the weather conditions. This can range from just a few minutes (if hot), to a few hours (if cold and damp). For best results apply the night before.
Now go out and ride and see how awesome this lube is!