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|Category||Lubes / Cleaners / Solvents|
Squirt is a roughly 40:60 emulsion of wax and water. The idea is that you apply generous amounts to the chain, the water will evaporate or drip off, leaving the wax behind. The wax will provide a dry coat of lubricant – simple.
Since getting the quantities dialled, I used Squirt on my road bike for rides between 60 to 100 miles. I used it on my mountain bike for rides of 30 to 50 miles and my gravel bike for a few 30 milers. (Brake failure means it is now hors de combat. The gravel testing mantle was handed to Nigel who used it on the recent “The Distance”.)
Conditions have been wholly dry and increasingly dusty.
Squirt have definitely thought long and hard about the substances going into the chain lube because when you look at the different components they each have their own benefit.
First of all, for best results you would need to start with a clean, degreased chain. The chain lube is made from 40% wax and 60% water.
The water is mainly there to move the wax into all places of the chain and as you know water tends to get everywhere and so therefore so will the wax, the water then evaporates leaving a nice wax finish which is dry to touch.
The magic of the product is from the wax, not only does it make your chain feel smooth and perform to the best of its ability, it also peels off slowly during rides and as it does so it brings away any dirt or grime that is on the chain. This also means when it comes to cleaning the chain you don’t have to focus to much on it as the chain lube helps clean it anyway, so you just add more lube if the chain needs it to keep the clever process going.
Due to how the chain lube works and continuously helps to clean your chain it adds on the life expectancy of your chain with an impressive 4-6000 miles being seen, this is because instead of dirt and grime sticking to it and helping wear the chain away, stuff does not stick to the wax so levels of wear are much reduced.
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