Video: Peaty's Launch a New Dry Version of their LinkLube

Jul 13, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

Peaty's has launched a new addition to its product range with a dry version of their LinkLube lubricant.

LinkLube Dry is a biodegradable wax-based chain lube based on the brands previous all-weather offering. The formula uses a mixture of waxes suspended in a water-based emulsion is designed to be most effective in the driest, dustiest conditions where the standard LinkLube product would pick up unwanted dirt and grime.

bigquotesLinkLube all weather is our one-stop chain lube for most weather conditions. while the base carrier fluid we use has fast penetrating, chain cleaning properties, it will never become fully dry to the touch. This can lead to unwanted dust attraction in the driest, dustiest conditions, so a more bespoke dry lube is required. Peaty's


The new formula, when applied correctly, is claimed to form a long-lasting barrier filling the links and rollers on the chain with a "hard, slippery coating" that is dry to the touch once it has dried onto the chain. This can take anywhere from a few minutes if it is hot to a few hours according to Peaty's so they currently recommend applying the night before you plan to go for a ride for the best results.

LinkLube Dry is available now and costs £7.99 for 60ml and £11.99 for 120ml. You can find out more here.


82 Comments

  • 20 4
 Its hard to get excited about chain lube....
  • 40 0
 Some people like chains and lube. Please do not judge them haha
  • 2 1
 I get pumped about good chain lube.
  • 4 0
 No one says you have to use it on your chain. Get inventive. There’s a whole world of fun to be found at the bottom a bottle of lube.
  • 4 0
 They get my attention once they add some graphene and charge 160$ a bottle.
  • 4 0
 probably for old bikes. younger bikes don't need lubes.
  • 12 3
 If it ain't Squirt or Smoove, it ain't worth using (unless you're a dentist who rocks a Ceramicspeed UFO treated chain on their Niner).
  • 2 0
 Smoove is great...
  • 1 0
 I love smoove
  • 2 0
 I much prefer Squirt. Found Smoove noisier, dirtier, more expensive and didn't last as long.
  • 4 2
 wax in a slow cooker FTW. Cheap, clean, effective.
  • 3 0
 @arandomJohn: has to be completely clean, too much effort
  • 1 1
 @senorbanana: put it in an old water bottle with dish soap solution or degreaser and shake for a few minutes. Pretty easy way to clean a chain thoroughly.
  • 2 1
 @thegoodflow: requires you to take the chain off
  • 1 1
 @senorbanana: yeah, obviously
  • 1 1
 @thegoodflow: even the cleanest wax lubes attract dirt after more than 3 dusty rides, don't want to be taking the chain off every week lol
  • 3 1
 @senorbanana: yeah, I've never gotten into the waxing, i just lube my chain like a normal person too. Boesheild t9 is my fave. Just offering a tip for an easy way to thoroughly clean a chain
  • 2 1
 @senorbanana: I've never pulled a chain off to use Squirt. I just ride the chain the first few times with the cosmoline on (wiping after every ride). Then, I degrease, rinse with water and let it dry.......and apply Squirt per directions. As long as I wipe off the chain and cogs every ride or 2, the wax doesn't build up. And the chain stays clean. And has the lowest friction short of a wax dip.
  • 1 0
 @peleton7: I do the same with smoove. I have a druid which requires a clean drivetrain.
  • 1 0
 @senorbanana: run it for as long as possible with no lube until it squeaks like mofo like some of my riding buddies do. Voila, dry and no lube residue!
  • 1 0
 SCC Slick has been working awesome for me. Not cheap per oz but doesn't take much and great longevity.
  • 1 0
 I've used Squirt and Smoove. Both are very good, but I feel that Smoove is better for wet conditions. I use it all year round, no need for wet lube making a mess everywhere. I still have some Squirt left, but I use that on my road bike now (which only goes out in the dry).
  • 1 0
 Yeah after trying Squirt a few years back while on a bike trip through Oregon it is all I have used on my bikes since. Great stuff. I don't mind it not lasting as long as some of the alternatives as it keeps the drivetrain really clean and smooth.
  • 1 0
 How does the RocknRoll gold compare to Squirt or Smoove? I've yet to use them but have the RnR stuff
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: I found the rnr can make any lingering dust/dirt particles very gritty and prefer the smoove stuff
  • 1 0
 I just received my squirt in the mail. gonna strip my chain tomorrow and stoked for it!
  • 8 0
 Was pretty stoked to try some new lube since my wet lube is almost out. But, 31 mother of England pounds to ship to the US though seems high.
Anyone know if the Queen is delivering them herself?
  • 24 0
 She's busy, but Andrew will do it for £10..
  • 3 0
 @w0dge: Hell, Just have megan markle stop by with my new lube for the ol dh tandem rig, its not a huge deal really
  • 1 0
 @w0dge: I though they were going to make him Pick For England.
  • 4 0
 @hbar314 $7 delivery from www.peatysusa.com free over $75
  • 1 0
 @Macca400: On it, thanks. I assume this includes hand delivery from Bruce Springsteen?
  • 3 0
 @endlessblockades: I found this 'r', i think you may have dropped it...
  • 3 0
 @w0dge: I was looking all over for thatt.
  • 8 0
 Dumonde, smells great for the win.....
  • 2 0
 Like smashed ants
  • 4 4
 smells like cancer to me
  • 4 0
 I'm using motul motocross chain lube. The chain seems to not run out of lube like never. Either rain or dust, its just as smooth as new. Desgrease, apply, remove all the excess with a rag. forget for weeks and repeat.
  • 7 0
 Who is this Stephen Peath anyway?
  • 5 0
 Came for the comments from the PB braintrust about how the lube they use is the best chain lube in the world and all other lubes are inferior, wasn't disappointed.
  • 2 0
 Pick a lube brand and be a dick about it. wait...
  • 5 0
 After trying a couple of dry lubes, I'll stick with normal lubes for sure.
  • 6 5
 Top Tip: If you have the standard Peatys Lube that separates into blue and clear then you can use the clear stuff on top (without shaking it up) as a very light lube. Ideal for cables.
  • 7 0
 This truly stretches the definition of a “top tip”
  • 5 1
 Boeshield T9. Still unsurpassed after decades. And cheap.
  • 2 0
 Surpassed by Squirt. Also cheap. And more efficient.
  • 1 1
 It attracts dirt and doesn’t last very long. Not expensive but not cheap. 5W20 synthetic is cheap.
  • 3 0
 My orthodontist wants gold flake carbon nanotube lube for his pole. He made me ride it last week I felt sick....
  • 4 0
 Thought that was Brian Blessed in the thumbnail
  • 4 0
 GORDON'S ALIVE?!!
  • 1 1
 Best line I’ve found for dry or wet conditions is NFS. Silica sold it for awhile under their name brand, but NFS still sells direct for cheaper at $15/ bottle. I just don’t think they have the marketing to be well known. I’m always amazed how clean my chain is after just hosing it off, yet lasts a lot longer than any dry lube I’ve tried.

Peaty’s stuff looks cool. Just expensive here in the states.
  • 1 1
 Tried the blue one and yes it stands for some km (100)with out drying out if not caught water ,and the shifting was really nice ,but the chain ,pulleys,cassete ,and chainring looked like the older chain oils in the 90’s just a mess if you have to touch in that parts ,and when was cleaning time ,it’s a real time to do that ,but I will try this new one ,my favorite it still is the pedros’s ice wax ,it might not last long ( and it wouldn’t),but in a middle of a ride while having a beer or two just apply it and in the end of the ride just rinse your bike and your transmission will look new without any trouble (sometimes you have to clean your pulleys ),I also try it the smoove one and yes it’s also very clean but maybe to much road specific,cause it will attract to much dirt ,but only in the pulleys and some in the chain ring (but it’s real wax if you look when it dries)in the end for me the pedro’s ice wax is the best ,but the old version was better then this 2.0 ,maybe it used to have a little more wax or something (PAY ATENTION PEDRO’S ).
  • 7 1
 I tried to read this in one breath, failed. Need a period or two, thanks.
  • 2 0
 So relieved it isn't $150 bucks. This is my next chain lube to try for sure.
  • 4 0
 Does it have Graphene?
  • 6 0
 It has chip fat...
  • 4 1
 i use WD40 generic one...for the last 25years...never had any issue....
  • 1 0
 The standard one they released was way way too runny, unless you have an engine oil catch tray, avoid!! Smells nice though!!!!
  • 2 0
 Im sure that chain and cassette look like that after 30 dusty miles....is this april again?
  • 1 0
 I use my old fork oil. Wax does keep the chain looking clean. The proper way is to take an old pot melt a bunch of wax and soak the chain.
  • 2 3
 Pro tip #2: Husky air tool oil from Home Depot for $4 and some mineral spirits to thin it a bit.

Use an old lube bottle and mix the two to your desired viscosity. Works great and you won't buy another for years.
  • 2 0
 What ever happened to Demon Semen?
  • 2 0
 If it ain't $150 I don't want it
  • 1 0
 White Lightning Dry. It lubes your chain. Its cheap and easy to get. And it lubes your chain.
  • 1 0
 So disappointed in WL, had to relube after every wet ride and it accumulates on the pulley wheels.
  • 1 0
 It was nice of them to employ that homeless guy for the video. He can really ride too.
  • 1 0
 He obviously hasn't developed that for here in Sheffield Dusty Summer days is an urban myth round here
  • 1 0
 Peaty's lube - "Feels like you're riding with no chain" - cause it probably fell off as soon as you started your ride.
  • 1 0
 Dry Lube. An oxymoron, yet so important for desert riders.
  • 1 0
 I didn't know they had a wet lube.
  • 3 1
 Beard of the year award!
  • 1 0
 Give me putoline or give me death
  • 1 0
 Use peanut butter instead.....
  • 1 0
 Does it hold up to the extra stress of ebikes?
  • 1 0
 The beard talked me into buying some Peaty...
  • 1 1
 Looks like a Squirt.
  • 1 0
 Bet its not as good though.
  • 1 4
 Because dry is better than wet. Said no one ever.
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