Check Out: A Wild Riding Kit, Ultralight Sunglasses, Tire Plugs, Knee Pads, & More

Aug 18, 2022 at 15:41
by Mike Kazimer  



A lot of gear comes across our desks here at Pinkbike. Check Out is an occasional round up of everything our tech editors have gotten their hands on. Sometimes it's products we're doing long-term tests on, other times it's stuff we're stoked on but don't have time to fully review. And, sometimes it's crazy shit someone sent us unsolicited and we're having a laugh.



Ion K-Lite Knee Pads



Features

• Removable SAS-TEC foam pad
• Sizes: S - XL
• $99.95 USD
• EN 1621-1:2012 / Level 1 certified
• Velcro strap at back of calf and top of thigh
boards-more.com




bigquotesIon's K-Lite knee pads occupy the space between minimalist sleeve style pads and bulkier, purely DH-oriented options. A removable SAS-TEC viscoelastic foam pad provides the majority of the protection, while additional EVA foam pads on each side add another layer of defense against impacts. There's also a layer of abrasion resistant material over the knee that's designed to help the pads slide over the ground rather than sticking and getting pulled down.

The K-Lite pads have become the pads that I grab for bike park laps or days when I want a little more protection than the sleeve-style pads I usually wear for trail riding. They're quite light, especially considering the amount of coverage they provide, and they're slim enough to easily fit under riding pants. The thigh and calf straps work well to keep them from slipping out of place, although I wouldn't mind if the upper cuff was a tiny bit taller, in part to reduce the chances of the dreaded gaper gap from occuring.

I've taken a number of slams while wearing the K-Lite pads, and each time my knees and the pads emerged relatively unscathed. There aren't any rips or tears to be seen, and even the mesh at the back of the knee has remained free of any pedal-pin induced holes.

Overall, the K-Lite pads hit the sweet spot when it comes to balancing protection, breathability, and comfort.



Fox Flexair Celz Collection


Photos: Alicia Leggett

Features

• Flexair jersey: $104.95 USD
• Rampage Pro Carbon helmet: $559.95 USD
• Flexair pants: $209.95 USD
• Flexair gloves: $49.95
foxracing.com




bigquotesEvery so often a package will arrive with mountain bike clothing in it that makes me feel like someone is pranking me. My color preferences for riding clothes tends to be black or earth toned, so Fox's new 'Celz' collection isn't exactly something I'd willingly wear. Maybe if I could do double backflips or ride faster than 99% of the rest of the world it'd be a different story, but as it is I'd rather dress as low-key as possible, rather than donning a Spiderman-esque outfit that screams 'Look at me!'

Gaudy graphics aside, Fox's Flexair apparel is nice stuff, and it's also available in more normal colors. Keep in mind that even though the names are almost the same, there is a difference between the standard Flexair pants and the Flexair Celz. The standard version is constructed from a lighter, slightly stretchier fabric, and has perforations on the front and back of the lag to help with ventilation. The regular pants also use a stretchy lower cuff, while the Celz's cuff has a zipper that extends a few inches up the back of the leg.

I do like the jersey fabric – the weave on the chest and back is very breathable, and the fabric used for the arms is slightly thicker to help prevent it from getting ripped or torn by branches and brambles. The jersey also folds up into a small bundle, and it's a handy layer to have around for those evening rides when the temperature starts to drop as the sun sets. 






Dynaplug Covert MTB Tire Plug Tool



Features

• Includes 2 plugs per tube (4 total)
• Available for flat bars or drop bars
• Made in USA
• Price: $124.99 USD (includes two inserts, one for each side of the bar)
dynaplug.com




bigquotesThe Covert MTB is Dynaplug's latest addition to their extensive line of tire plugging tools. A small machined aluminum insert sits inside the handlebar, where it's held in place by small set screws. Once that's installed, the tool can be unscrewed and used to fix a flat. Two plugs are housed in each side; Dynaplug supplies 3 of their standard plugs along with an oversized Megaplug with the tool.

Installation doesn't take that long, and the hex tool needed to access the set screws is included. Strangely enough, it's a 5/64” hex key, but a 2mm key will also work. The aluminum end caps do add a few extra millimeters to the total handlebar width, so it's probably good that they have a Cerakote coating to help protect them from close encounters with trees. Accessing the tool is as simple as unthreading a bottle cap – it doesn't take more than a few seconds.

Other than the extra width the end caps add, the only real downside to the tool is the cost – that $125 price tag is tough to swallow, especially considering how many relatively affordable options are on the market. As someone who's constantly switching bikes, I'm more likely to toss Dynaplug's $55 Racer Pro in my pack and call it good. And yes, even that price tag is on the high side, but I've had very good luck with that tool, and it should last forever.

At the end of the day, for the rider that's trying to stash as much stuff in or on their bike as possible and doesn't mind paying more for US-made convenience, the Covert MTB could be worth considering. 





POC Elicit Sunglasses



Features

• 7 frame and lens tint options
• Includes additional clear lens
• Interchangeable nose piece
• Weight: 23 grams
• Price: $250 USD
pocsports.com




bigquotesSomehow the theme of this Check Out seems to be 'really expensive stuff that you might not need'... If that's the case, POC's Elicit sunglasses and their $250 price tag fit right in. That's a whole lot of money no matter how you look at it, but these spendy shades do have some interesting features. The biggest talking point is the weight, or rather the lack of it. At only 23 grams the Elicit's bring to mind Ned Flander's famous line – they really are like wearing nothing at all. For as light and airy as they are they stay securely in place, thanks to the rubber nose piece and the rubber on the bottom of each arm. The optics are excellent too, with a wide field of view and no distortion. A tinted and a clear lens are included, along with a hard carrying case, a soft bag, and a spare nose piece.

POC says that the Elicit's temples are designed to break away in the event of a fall, although I'd hate to see the crash that's hard enough to cause that to occur. The lens provides complete UVA and UVB protection and is coated with Ri-Pel, a treatment that's meant to keep sweat, dirt, and oil from accumulating on the lens.




Juice Lubes



Features

• Disc brake cleaner: $12.99 USD
• Bike cleaner: $12.99 USD
• Viking Juice chain lube: $11.99 USD
juicelubes.com




bigquotesJuice Lubes line of cleaners and lubricants are now available in the USA. The UK-based company has been cranking out bike maintenance products for over a decade now, with a lineup that includes everything from chain lube to bearing grease. Their website is easy to navigate, with sections dedicated to bike washing, lubing, polishing, and maintaining.

The biodegradable bike cleaner is effective, and the chain lube keeps things quiet, although it's not that viscous, and thus more likely to drip on the floor during application. Juice Lubes recommends applying it a couple of times before heading out in order to make sure it thoroughly coats the entire chain. 





128 Comments

  • 359 4
 Please. No one buy the $125 tire plug. I mean, for real. MTB is already pretty horrible industry when it comes to "value." Where will it end? Bring on the downvotes you sycophants.
  • 15 1
 Lots of better and cheaper options for the mtb, but wouldn't be surprised if it's popular with the quasi-roadie gravel bike crowd.
  • 10 1
 For $25 the Sahmurai Sword does the same thing with simpler and more reliable plugs. I personally had 2+ dynaplugs fail on me (head fell off and plug failed), which was about a 2/3 failure rate. Bacon has never failed me. sahmurai.com/product/sahmuraisword

I will say I don't know how it works with push on grips, but I'm sure someone has come up with a way. I use glue on grips so it's simple.
  • 36 0
 @ksilvey10 you beat me to it... $125 for a plug kit? Get bent you clowns. Wow
  • 7 0
 This. Mtb can stop being stupid when we stop buying new stuff that's silly pricey.
  • 27 0
 Had to Google sycophants
  • 15 0
 Another thing that I find ridiculous about plugs:

Dynaplug - replacement plugs - $2.59 a piece
Stan Dart Replacement - $4 per
Bacon Strip - $0.66 per.

To me bacon strips are a no brainer.
  • 16 0
 @Lokirides: I don't think the roadie gravel crowd is as obsessed with hiding stuff in their bars... they (we) just put shit in a little seat bag.
  • 8 0
 I purchased a Stan's Dart in 2020 and had to use it for the first time last week Best 20$ I've ever spent.
  • 1 0
 @DBone95: I will admit it isn't a perfect usage of the word, but it's close enough
  • 2 0
 Depends, will it work on an ebike?
  • 10 0
 For that price I have a suggestion for where the good folks at Dynaplug can stick their plug tool...
  • 5 0
 @jasbushey: Thing about the Dart, it's better for slice-like holes. I have one in each bike. Only used twice, both times perfect. Also plastic point rather than metal.
  • 4 0
 Agreed, this is obscene. I love the engineering porn of their products, but this is almost like they are punking the public and have a pool going on at HQ as to how many rubes will buy it.
  • 16 0
 @Chuckolicious: a125.$ tool to fix my 89.99$ tire? Take my money!!!
  • 3 0
 I think road bike equipment is cheaper now. That says a lot.
  • 11 23
flag owl-X (Aug 19, 2022 at 13:10) (Below Threshold)
 that @pinkbike can't find the courage to call out a $125 tire plugger destroys their credibility. Hackeration of the highest degree. Impossible to defend, obliterates any claims of value in their reviews. If you can't call this product anything but a full-on scam, you're not fit to review anything.

"...for the rider that's trying to stash as much stuff in or on their bike as possible and doesn't mind paying more for US-made convenience, the Covert MTB is worth considering."

You're shills.
  • 8 3
 @owl-X: What? Pinkbike reviewed the product, provided the price, and riders can select if they want to spend that- same with POC Dungarees (maybe POC anything?), Yeti, Kicker ramps... the market is flooded with products on the inflated side of the financial equation. If it does what it says it will do and the price is stated it is hardly a scam... just overpriced sh$t.
  • 2 1
 @owl-X: you dont understand what the @ symbol is for.
  • 17 4
 @snl1200, exactly. It'd be a different story if I was actively trying to convince everyone that they absolutely need this expensive little tool, but that's not the case. I feel like writing, "Other than the extra width the end caps add, the only real downside to the tool is the cost – that $125 price tag is tough to swallow, especially considering how many relatively affordable options are on the market" makes things pretty clear.

I'd also be curious if there are any other similar US-made options. I know Wolf Tooth has their EnCase system, which has more features and a price of $120, but that's the only one that came to mind.

Personally, I usually carry a Crankbrothers M20 multitool ($40) in my hip pack, since that has a tire plug tool already on it.

It’s also worth mentioning that these aren’t full reviews - our standalone reviews go into more detail, and have a separate Pros / Cons section. Check Out articles are shorter, and as the name suggests, a way to feature some of the gear that we’ve come across lately.
  • 4 39
flag owl-X (Aug 19, 2022 at 15:33) (Below Threshold)
 @mikekazimer: if you find the $125 price tag merely "tough to swallow," you're telling me your reviews are worthless. Definitely makes things pretty clear.

If you're just going to throw your hands up and say, "different people value different things and I will make no judgments on how much I think it's worth," what's the point of "reviewing" it? This thing is 5x the Lezyne one, for example. 25 bucks vs 125. That's remarkable, and deserves to be remarked upon. Have an opinion.
  • 21 2
 @owl-X: dude...Mike works for an online mag...this IS his job. Hard stop. Is the plug kit ridculousliy priced? For sure. However, Mike professionally wrote the review, gave pros and cons and continued to interact with us in the peanut gallery. What more do you want? You don't like it, create your OWN online mag, have the 'real' reviews (we would all read them and might agree here and there), and see how long it lasts. Maybe a podcast you be a better start for you...less hard $$ required up front.
  • 3 1
 Fluckplug
  • 4 20
flag owl-X (Aug 19, 2022 at 15:38) (Below Threshold)
 @snl1200: the price is part of the product. Pinkbike's reviews should have a bit of consumer advocacy built in--by not clowning this thing they're endorsing it. If it were $40 I could see the "hard to swallow" part, but at $125 this thing isn't "worth considering" for anyone. Cmon now
  • 3 20
flag owl-X (Aug 19, 2022 at 15:47) (Below Threshold)
 @bman33: haha what more do I want? Let's go with a disclaimer at the bottom of every PB page that says all raffles are rigged and all reviews are payola.

I dunno. If the guy won't call out the price tag on this (in a manner commensurate with its ridiculousness), I guess I'd call for him to never include price on anything he writes ever again. That'd suffice. Thank you!
  • 1 1
 Yeah real life experience with these and they really don’t work that well. Had a guy talk me into these who said they were amazing and keep tires alive until the tires wear out. joke on me. First thing is you need to ream out the casing tear, if not the dynanplug wont go in or the metal dart falls off. Next problem is they are round. Casing tears are a line. So you try to fit one or two round plugs in a hole shaped like an eye then all your sealant just continues to leak around the plugs. If the plugs were flat and ply able like bacon strips they would probably work. Stick with your bacon strips.
  • 6 0
 Had a friend spring a small leak, took my daughters small hair band, opened the fabric, removed the rubberband and drove it into the hole with a 2mm allen and removed the excess rubberband. Approximately $.08 for the hair band.
  • 5 0
 @owl-X: I won a bike from paint bike about 9 years ago. Brent Ratelle, That is my full name. Google that in pink bike f*** cancer and you'll see they're not rigged.
  • 2 0
 Ha! Reminds of when I flatted on a trail going through an area with tons of trash and glass. The hole was too big for my plugs so I grabbed a scrap piece of rubber off the ground, tore it apart and shoved it in the tire. Bam! Fixed and I never had to do anything else. I'm a believer in trying to plug whenever possible. Frequently it lasts until the tire is worn down.
  • 2 0
 And knee pads should be $70 or less. It’s even worse because quite a few don’t even qualify as CE Level 1, let alone level 2, yet they cost the note than Level 2 MX armor.
  • 8 0
 I'm waiting for a carbon and ti version that's $499.99. None of this peasant $125 stuff.
  • 3 0
 For real!!! I literally just read an article a couple of days ago that said, they pretty much ALL work well, just buy a cheap one!! I went to my LBS and bought a Ryder for $10.00 USD. DONE!
  • 2 0
 @KK11: Yes! It should at least have a cool name like that...while getting plugged $125.
  • 1 0
 @owl-X: sorry, I don't have any spare change.
  • 4 0
 @owl-X: If someone sees this product and for whatever reason thinks they want to spend their money on this overpriced thingy then by all means they should have the freedom to do that. It's not the choice I have made (though my Oneup pump and plugger was not cheap but has been a great product). I've bought a bunch of stuff over the years that were priced in a way that made no sense to others- like the first Arcteryx jacket I bought 20 years ago when I was guiding. It's not Kazimer's job to tell people what they should do with their money- rather introduce and discuss bike products as he has done and he discussed price being high. You feel differently- no stress. Part of that freedom. Have a stellar day.
  • 4 1
 How long do people think it cost to design that plug?
Then look at all the different individual pieces that go into it. Each one takes time to machine, and they look like a pain in the ass to machine.
Then they get anodized and laser etched.
Then assembled.
All made in the USA?
I bet these come in a pretty nice box. And they probably offer “free” shipping.
If you add up all the costs of material, time and process, plus some profit, $125 seems about right.
Crazy expensive compared to other alternatives, but the dollars stay in the US. Nobody is getting rich off these.
  • 2 2
 @akwl: that’s the stupidest argument ever… you can buy any other plug that does the same thing for 10$, and then donate 115 to some US charity so the dollars stay in US… or you can just keep 115 and spend them on groceries, so US farmers get some support. If you are really “patriotic” you should not be donating to unsustainable businesses that dont provide any real value added, distort the market, and will go bankrupt as soon as challenging times appear on the horizon…
I get it, if its 10$ for chinese vs 15$ for us/eu made.. but thats is not even close to the situation here
  • 1 1
 @bman33: they deserve to go out of buisness
  • 2 0
 Genuine Innovations is by far the best, 9 bucks and 5 plugs+ applicator, if you spend any more you're getting ripped off.
  • 1 0
 @rcrocha: Nope, ebike spec is 145+ tax and shipping. features industrial strenth aplicator
  • 1 0
 @DanielVickbd5: Nice. Just picked up the Ryder Slug Plug kit. 10 plugs and punch, $10.
  • 105 1
 You'll need the knee pads and the lube to take those prices...
  • 7 2
 @scallywagg Most underrated comment.
  • 51 0
 Wouldn't actual spider man pajamas be cheaper?
  • 4 0
 Yeah. But you won’t put out as much of a “look at me, I like mountain bikes” vibe in the lift line.
  • 39 0
 If Fox racing wants to do 80's graphics, at least make them 80's prices.
  • 5 0
 Looks like he has his little brothers jammies on.
  • 1 0
 when will the 80's revival die, its been like 12 years dead now from anyone not living under the mtb rock
  • 35 0
 Is this this week's Friday fails?
  • 5 0
 Fashion fails all over the place!
  • 3 1
 Underrated comment
  • 24 0
 That entire Fox kit is $925 before taxes.... What the hell.
  • 9 3
 If you’re gonna gape out on your Broped, gape hard!!!

And…..downvote away.
  • 23 0
 I can't say I've ever been bothered by the weight of my sunglasses.
  • 5 1
 I have some that feel too light!
  • 18 1
 My cousin at one point finally cut off his dreads after having them for probably almost a decade. He weighed them afterward and they came out to around 7lbs. He said he had a bunch of neck and back problems that mysteriously went away after cutting his hair. I can only image how many BIC lighters and roaches probably got lost in that rat's nest. But oh yeah - nah I've never had issue with sunglasses being too heavy.
  • 17 0
 Dynaplug should go plug themselves for that king of ridiculous cost
  • 15 0
 Your dedication to the thumbnail game is impressive @mikekazimer
  • 7 0
 Knee pads that wrap you in Neoprene aren’t the way. No one wants to be wrapped in wet suit material, perforated or not while pedaling in mild to warm weather. It’s an excellent insulating material but sucks for a workout. It’s like buying neoprene socks or shorts to workout in. It’s dumb.
  • 8 0
 ...like a true mountain biker, I just cut off a side lug and jam it in the hole with a stick. Fill the tire with a beer and shake it up. Save one beer for myself, done and done. True mountain biker.
  • 6 0
 I prefer tearing my cotton t-shirt like the Incredible Hulk and using it to plug a hole, but your method sounds entertaining too.
  • 6 0
 Waste of beer. Heroic, but a waste of beer.
  • 11 1
 Still no Friday Fails ?
  • 14 1
 YouTube isn't playing nice with us at the moment - we're working on it.
  • 7 0
 @mikekazimer: This would be the ultimate Friday Fail.
  • 8 0
 I read Dynaplug wrong the first time I saw it.
  • 4 0
 Great cheap photocromic glasses: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09658QNB5

So great I bought 2 more because I know when I break them in a couple years they won’t be available.
  • 2 0
 Oh, forgot to say, and only 7gr more that the POC. So gain 7gr, gain $225. Or conversely, lose 7gr, lose $225. What other things cost $32/gr?
  • 2 0
 Those glasses claim to have a "Break wind design". I feel sorry for the riders behind you.
  • 3 0
 @SacAssassin: It's a feature.
  • 2 0
 Dynaplug kit-expensive and (this is a pet peeve for all of these bar end tools) if you run Ergonomic grips or Dread Treads (my 2 faves) you can’t use ‘em anyway.

So meh on the price and extra meh on functionality.

Also, just a kit for the price of a high end fork (or cabon skis, or a couple of weeks tearing it up in BC). Ummmmm…….yeah.
  • 6 0
 I ride with $10 safety glasses from Carhartt......
  • 3 0
 You have me beat. I use $12 dewalt safety glasses and they work ridiculously well.
  • 5 0
 "Viking Juice"
"No Nonsense"
...these things can't both be true at the same time.
  • 2 0
 Should have put up the spidy kit at the same as the pinkbike race kit, because now the idea of showing up for a day of uplift riding with full blown pinkbike kit seems slightly less laughable that it did yesterday.
  • 4 0
 The Tron kit is pretty cool looking, actually. too bad all the fox clothing I've bought has been garbage.
  • 5 0
 POC's lightweight sunglasses are designed to lighten your wallet too
  • 1 0
 @mattmatthew Ha! However, we've got a lot of people alive today to whom this reference will mean nothing. Like the picture of a pencil and a cassette tape.
  • 2 1
 I LITERALLY ride with these, not kidding. They're light and super comfortable. Smile
www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Clear-Safety-Glasses-Anti-Scratch-Lenses-48-73-2010/315124429
  • 2 0
 Dang... I know optically clear scratch resistant lens materials are likely expensive, but so many riding glasses are over $200 these days.. WTF

I'll keep using my $12 uvex safety glasses Wink
  • 3 2
 Fox have been bringing out various iterations of spider web patterned gear since at least the 90’s, maybe someone really likes webs or had a bit of designers block on this occasion.

I’d still buy it.
  • 1 0
 Spiderman took up DH
  • 1 0
 Hopefully on sale this winter.
  • 4 1
 SpiderFoxSuperKaz is Earth's superhero to fend off alien invaders he's not sure exist.
  • 3 0
 Please all wear matching Fox full outfits for the next group comparo series.
  • 4 0
 Pit Viper gonna sue over that kit...
  • 3 0
 Cease and desist from Disney in 3, 2, 1.....
  • 2 0
 Why can't more companies make pants with normal pockets like this? Oh and please make them actually affordable.
  • 5 0
 Each to their own. Personally, I don't want to look like I'm wearing carpenter's shorts. For me, somewhere to stash a lift pass and maybe my gloves on a climb is all I want. I do not want to fall on a multi tool or my phone, or even my keys, so I'll not be wanting shorts with loads of pockets. I'd much rather have a nice light fitted short without loads of pockets and zips to feel awkward while pedalling. Fortunately, there's a short for both of us. Though I for one, won't be paying $210...
  • 4 0
 @mountainsofsussex: agreed. It’s bikes. If I want to dress like a highlighter, I will. It’s fun!
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: Maybe you miss understood me. I said normal pockets. That is my problem all of these companies put pockets all over the sides of your legs up by your waist etc and to me they are worthless. You should never carry a multi tool in your pocket or anything solid and pointy. I just want an easy place to stash some snacks that isn't bouncing off the side of my knee or thigh every time I move. My other issue is when I am getting ready for a ride I would like somewhere to throw my keys, wallet, etc while I walk to the car or the local pub after a ride.
  • 1 0
 @kirny6, I'm a little confused - you don't want pockets on the side of your waist, where they are on almost all pants? Are you advocating for cargo pockets?
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: I should have been more specific. Here is an example to what I am referring to. I have some shorts that have tiny zipper pockets literally on the waste line/small of your back. I am not even sure what would fit in them and if something did it would be right at the hinge of your waste every time you were in the saddle.
  • 4 1
 Lol, are heavy sunglasses really a problem?
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer Please, please, please make the first picture your new profile pic! Even if it's only for a day!
  • 6 4
 Viking Juice sounds like something Scandinavian whores get a healthy dose of Cool
  • 2 1
 bruh...
  • 2 0
 They'll force us to pay whatever they want as long as we put up with it.... it's not just pumps that cause inflation!
  • 3 1
 $250 for tire plugs! What a time to be alive!!
  • 9 0
 No, it's $125 for tire plugs. That's a bargain compared to $250.. but still very, very expensive compared to other options.
  • 1 0
 Ryder Slug Plug kit works great, can be used with any small and the large Lezyne plugs and it's $17.49 CAD.
  • 1 0
 brian stelter will be reviewing products on pinkbike soon for real reliable reviews
  • 1 0
 LMAO!!! Good one mate.
  • 1 0
 Od not touch any of the dyno range cos of the prices....who are they aiming their stuff at not the everyday rider
  • 1 0
 How about $250 for a pair of dollar store sunglasses?? Holy sheep dip, that's insane!
  • 1 0
 Fox is still trying to be relevant after the sale?
  • 1 0
 Now I won't have to steal my son's Spiderman jammies before I ride!
  • 1 1
 I wish Mono-lens sunglasses could be prescription…‍
  • 1 0
 It's possible to get inserts placed into some mono-lenses. May even be possible for all mono-lenses. For example.
  • 1 0
 @R-M-R: then it kinda defeats the purpose of a mono lens.
  • 1 0
 @Sethsg: You still get the benefit of enhanced protection from wind and reduced light intrusion, with a field of corrected vision that's as good as with any other system.
  • 1 1
 I can vouch for the Juice Lubes products. Been using them for years.
  • 2 0
 Their dry lube is the worst chain lube I have ever used
  • 2 0
 Meh-Smoove and Squirt are the best/fastest chain lubes short of dipping a chain. Every other chain lube is better than nothing but not as good.
  • 5 0
 @wyorider, have you tried Dumode Tech? That’s my go-to these days.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: I've moved from Dumonde Tech lube to Grax (another wax-based drip lube) after having used Dumonde Tech forever. More fuss to apply in the most effective way, but it's amazing how clean the drive train stays and how long a single application lasts. Wasn't having issues with Dumonde Tech, but given how expensive an X01 drive train is, my logic was that a wax based lube was worth the hassle because it kept everything so clean.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Every once in a while I remind y'all about the venerable old Boesheild T-9. Empirically unsurpassed as far as I know. Boring, been around forever, cheap.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Kaz do you use their chain lube? I use their free hub grease and oil, but haven't tried any other products. Thanks.
  • 2 0
 @mybaben, yep, it’s great stuff - I use the yellow ‘Lite’ formula all year round.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Oh really, even up here in the PNW? I'm in Portland, OR. Thanks!
  • 1 2
 You can all suck my balls. The whole bunch of you are crazy!
  • 1 0
 Random....but charming.





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