Australian Mountain Bike
What lube should I use?
1. Dry Lube – thin lubricant that has low mileage but won’t bring the trail home with you. 2 . Wet Lube – thick lubricate that has long mileage but will bring the trail home with you. 3. Wax Lube – super thick cream that is dry to touch. Long lasting but not the easiest to clean.
When should I be cleaning my drivetrain?
This will depend on what lubricant you use and how often you ride. A sign that your drivetrain needs a clean would be that your chain sounds gritty when pedalling or leaves big black marks on your hand when you touch it.
Can I ride my bike after I just lubricated it?
Yes and no, most lubricants need time to set after being applied. Read the back of the bottle and see the manufacturers’ recommendations. It is good practice to lubricate your chain after a ride not before.