Green Oil Dry Chain Wax For road bikes, triathlon, fixies and dry trails
- Reduces chain wear
- Its dry!
Some people don't like using chain oil because it makes their trouser leg dirty on the way to work.
Well, Green Oil Dry Chain Wax is the solution. Simply, put it on your chain, let it dry, and it leaves a dry lubricating film on the chain.
Dry lubes tend not to last as long as wet lubes, and offer less protection in the wet. With Green Oil Dry Chain Wax, we're continuously improving the formulation to increase longevity and performance, with fewer applications between rides.
Why use Green Oil Dry Chain Wax?
Its important to keep your chain lubricated. This reduces friction letting you go faster and have a smoother gear changes. A lubricated chain results in fewer chain replacements too.
White is great for dusty trail riding. We do occasionally have dry weather in the UK, which White is designed for.
In these conditions, you get more airborne dust which can stick to the chain. White is dry, so minimal dust is attracted. Its great for city riding too.
Green Oil Dry Chain Wax won't go on your trouser leg like other lubes, so its great for the commute to work on your fixie in Old Street, or your Brompton on the way to West Brompton. We also recommend White for road racing, BMX riding and recumbent bikes.
White is great for Brompton and other folding bikes - where you're more likely to get oily whilst folding it up.
How to apply
1. Ensure the your bike is secure
2. With the cap on, shake the bottle vigorously upside down.
3. Preferably clean the chain first, and ensure its dry. (A wipe down with a rag is better than nothing.)
3. Work out how many times you need to turn the cranks for one chain circulation - Slowly turn the cranks backwards, watching a single chain link
4. Squeeze the bottle gently to apply White to the top part of the bottom half of the chain (if that doesn't make sense, hopefully the diagram below does!). Apply to one length of the chain. Apply to the 'rollers', the cylinders on the chain.
5. Turn the cranks back for one chain circulation, and leave to dry for 7 minutes.
(This is especially important if its raining).
6. You are ready to ride. Alternatively, for a super clean chain, wipe off excess by running the chain once through a rag.
How is Green Oil Dry Chain Wax eco friendly?
Other dry lubes out there contain PTFE and petrochemicals, some even using toxic paraffin. They often use petrochemical wax too. White uses bees wax within the formula, and after its life on your bike, is totally biodegradable. Part of the formula is bio ethanol made from sugar. This is grown in the EU, and is the solvent part of the formula. Its alcoholic so flammable. This is the first Green Oil product to have a black and orange logo on, but its just the flammable symbol.
We don't use PTFE because:
- PTFE creates a carcinogen in its production.
- PTFE accumulates in the food chain, after leaving your bike chain.
Petrochemicals often harm the environment and aquatic life. White however is petrochemical and PTFE free, contains no paraffin and is totally biodegradable.
Every White bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic - so don't be surprised if the bottle is a curious colour!
The label is made from the same type of plastic as the bottle, to aid efficient recycling.
Green Oil UK Limited will pay you 10p in cash for your old Green Oil Dry Chain Wax bottle. Selected retailers will refill your bottle for a 10p or 20p discount. This concept is widespread in most countries where deposit bottles are used for beer and other drinks. See us at the next trade show for your bottle deposit!
You can of course though recycle your White bottle. The cap however is made of polypropylene - plastic type 5, so we're honest about it - most councils in the UK don't take plastic type five for recycling.
Please rinse and recycled the bottle after removing the cap. Here are the recycling codes:
Green Oil Dry Chain Wax Reviews
Formely known as 'White Super Dry Chain Wax'
'...Green Oil products are green but not necessarily oily, with this chain wax offering a tough alternative for protecting bike parts in the worst weather.......' - Recommendation in 220 Triathlon Magazine No.225, January 2011 p.103
'...to verify not only the mechanical skill deftly dropped link by link onto vicenza's finest, but the efficacy of same, i've just been out to thewashingmachinepost bikeshed to check the condition of said chain. considering the travails through which the chain has been put, the word immaculate would be perhaps overstating the case, but you would surely agree that its dull sheen (predominantly due to the white wax) is of greater comfort than techno orange...' - Review by Brian of the Washing Machine Post
..As we have seen during several months of use, the chain for many tens of kilometers remained dry and clean .. and lubricated. It is true that bad copes with water and a small, May rain forces a re-lubrication, but as long as the weather is fine, the problem of sticking of dirt ceases to concern us. Oh, and a trouser legs stay clean!.' - Recommendation byANDRZEJ KOMARNICKI,Bike World.PL
'...at least as effective as others (dry lubes) I've tried......Its environmental credentials give it a significant feel-good factor, too. Once I've used up the sample bottle, I'll get some more!'
- Review by Peter Eland, Velovision December 2010, page 33.
'...Comparable to leading chain waxes, but also eco friendly so ticks all the boxes...'
- Review in Shred Magazine Feb 2011
Good job Green Oil
– Highly recommended
'Good news is that the chain remained silent, even after the mistreatment of getting a through dousing with no post-ride wipe down. It’s still impressively clean too. ...I accidentally dropped a white t-shirt that had been airing on the banister... on the upper run of the chain... But when I plucked the garment off the chain, there was not a mark to be seen. Impressive indeed.'
- Review by EveryDayCyclist. Click logo for the full review.
'The word 'eco' here is not the first thing that come to mind. No, this product smells Velpon.'
- Review by Velozine.NL
'...everything is quieter than with most lubes. No gritty noises and no squeaking that you get when too thin lubes disappear half way round a ride....really good stuff'
- Review by Chasing Trails. Click for full review.
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