QUOTE (K Robison @ Jun 20 2012, 08:57 AM)
Just this year, I started using Spin Power products. Great stuff. It's also sold at Performance Bike shops under their Spin Doctor name. I've suggested it to many people here locally and everyone seems to like it.
That is a good one for sure. Also, Prolink (Made in Georgia) is another good one. I've been using it for a few seasons and it works great. It's not the cleanest lube out there though.
My new favorite is Finishline ceramic wet. Without a doubt the best lube I've ever used and I have access to and test a lot of them. You have to apply it EXACTLY the way Finishline recommends or it sucks. I applied it to a dirty chain the first time and it was horrible. It loaded up so bad my chain was binding.
The trick is to thoroughly stripyour chain beforehand. Remove it and strip it w/ Kerosene or something. Regular degreaser is not thorough enough. completely clean the cog and chainring as well. Reinstall and add ONE drop to each roller. Spin it a few times and let it sit overnight, then wipe off the access. It still attracts a bit of dirt, but it wipes off easily and it runs cleaner the more you use it. Relube maybe once a month or so. When used correctly there are no chainring tattoos and it runs rally quiet. I have noticed an increase in chain life as well.
In the past, I have never put much thought into lubing a chain, but this stuff is better than anything I have ever used.http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/ceramic_wet_lube.htm
This stuff is awesome for brake cables: http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/stanchion-lube.htm