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Muc Off C3 Dry Ceramic Chain Lube

Old 08-07-19, 09:02 PM
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Muc Off C3 Dry Ceramic Chain Lube

Ok, I love this stuff in dry conditions but, it's just awful in wet conditions. It just washes off and I have a completely dry chain and noisy chain. Therefore, for gravel it is just unacceptable, I will use this for my road bike.

I've gotten several recommendations for Lilly Lube and Rock N Roll Extreme.

Looking for real world gravel experiences or recommendations.
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Old 08-07-19, 09:24 PM
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I hot wax my gravel chains now. 10:1 or something with 15w Maxima motorcycle oil works a treat. If it's dry I can get 200 miles from a chain before it starts rattling - and there's almost no dust or grit on/in the chain. If it's wet, chain will squeak as soon as it dries (like low water crossing). Unless it's very wet and then grit will completely displace the wax and chain will be crunchy. I recommend this now, as a card-carrying member of the Hot Wax Illuminati.

For store-bought lubes, here's what I've gone through in the past 4 years:

Finish Line Dry: Pretty good but chain is rattly and dusty after ~50 miles of dry gravel. Washes off in rain pretty quick but enough left inside to keep chain quiet at least. I use this if my hot waxed chain gets too wet during a ride.
Finish Line Ceramic: Thin, same as above but will last ~80 miles as the carrier evaporates faster. Too expensive for me and I don't like how thin it is.
Squirt Dry Lube: Nice thick wax in carrier, requires a little special application but only works about as well as the Finish Line Dry. I like this pretty well but it's also too expensive.
Chain-L: Sticky so it holds all the dirt but does not last in wet conditions. Very over-hyped, would not recommend.
Tri-flow: Regular wet chain lube, sticky and dirty as above but slightly less so, would not recommend.
Boeshield T9: Regular wet chain lube, same as above. Would not recommend.

ETA: Here's a pic comparing Finish Line Dry (top) to Hot Wax (bottom) after riding in 2+ hours of heavy rain with wet gravel roads.

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Old 08-09-19, 06:14 PM
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I switched from Rock and Roll Gold to Dumonde Tech and itís been perfect.
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