PRO-LUBE, new formulation and new name for old Eco-Lube, is a wax and water emulsion specifically formulated for bicycle chain lubrication in all weather conditions. We add PTFE or Polytetrafluoroethylene, an additive that helps to reduce friction and minimize chain wear. This lube will provide cleaner drivetrains, quiet operation and good longevity. Optimum viscosity and low odor. A well-oiled chain with PRO-LUBE will repel dirt, mud and water.
For the first application, we advise degreasing the chain completely. Shake bottle and apply PRO-LUBE to the rollers on the inside of the dry chain while turning the cranks. When all rollers are completely white you can stop adding lube. Don’t wipe it off, let it dry completely before riding. It is very important to allow the chain to dry completely before riding, especially in wet conditions. Never lube just before riding, even if you lubed the chain the previous day and the first application was dry.
For future uses clean the chain with a clean cloth before applying. Applying PRO-LUBE after each bike ride is the best way to keep the chain in perfect conditions, because PRO-LUBE will be dry and ready for the next ride, offering the best performance.
Never mix PRO-LUBE with oils. This will ruin PRO-LUBE’s properties. Old lube or oil will prevent PRO-LUBE from penetrating into the cavities between the chain pins, rollers and plates where it is needed for optimum performance. Other lubricants will affect PRO-LUBE causing low efficiency of the wax and leaving black or gray waste. If you have to leave the bike in a repairshop, remember warning the crew NOT to apply any chain lubricant other than PRO-LUBE, otherwise you will have to go through the tedious procedure of having to degrease your chain once again and restart the process.
PRO-LUBE application frequency will depend on the type of terrain, use and maintenance of the chain. In general, PRO-LUBE will last from 4 to 6 hours in dry conditions. This durability will decrease in wet conditions. Applying PRO-LUBE after each use is the best option because the lubricant will dry and be ready for the next ride. If you foresee wet conditions for the next ride, you should apply a second coat of PRO-LUBE the night before. This will allow it to dry completely before usage, and will ensure a greater resistance on your route.