SMOOVE Universal Chain Lube
Probably the hardest wearing, dry chain lubricant on the planet.
Developed in South Africa to last the worlds toughest MTB stage-racing events without the need for reapplication. Do not confuse SMOOVE with any other chain lubricant, as when this is applied correctly, SMOOVE outlasts the competition while keeping your drivetrain clean, dry and working effectively.
Long Lasting - SMOOVE™ UNIVERSAL CHAIN LUBE is a long lasting lubricant formulated to withstand even the most demanding conditions. Ride incredible mileage between applications.
Reduces Friction - SMOOVE™ also reduces friction, enabling you to unlock optimal performance. SMOOVE™ is self-cleansing, 100% biodegradable and solvent free. All this while being incredibly clean and dry.
Works in all conditions - Wet or dry? SMOOVE™ is extremely durable and one application lasts a bunch of rides, or a very long epic, effectively protecting your mechanical drive train components from wear and tear for longer than other white wax-based chain lubes.
Step 1 > Apply SMOOVE to a clean dry chain.
Step 2 > Apply on the inside of the chain while turning the pedals to ensure that the lube gets worked into the chain.
Step 3 > Let the lube dry for at least an hour.
Step 4 > Best results are achieved if lube is applied the night before.
Step 5 > Do not wipe chain after application.
Step 6 > Too much lube will cause residue to accumulate around the derailleur pulley wheels and cassette.
WARNING: SMOOVE functions incredibly well once applied to your chain in extremely low temperatures. However, it is important not to allow your bottle of SMOOVE to freeze. Store in temperatures no lower than 5 degrees celsius. If it freezes, SMOOVE becomes a paste that will not return to normal. This does NOT affect its performance after it has been applied to your chain, only during storage.
Reviews: Google "SMOOVE Chain Lube Review" for a growing number of reputable reviews. Here are direct links to some of the highlights...
BikeRadar: 4.5 / 5* "SMOOVE lube lasts forever and keeps your chain running smooth"
Road.cc: 4.5 / 5* "SMOOVE makes some bold claims about its chain lubricant, and my experience so far is that it really works"
HOW DO I APPLY SMOOVE?
It works best to apply the lube on the inside of the chain in the middle of the rollers. Squeeze the bottle gently to release a constant flow of lube on the chain and keep on going until a small web or bubble forms between the rollers on the narrow link. Work the Lube into the chain by back pedaling about 20 rotations. Leave overnight to dry.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY CHAIN WHEN I USE SMOOVE?
It is best to use a citrus based degreaser when cleaning your chain , if you use a normal degreaser make sure to use hot water to help soften the lube so that the surfactant in the soap can break down the lube.
WHAT DO I USE TO CLEAN THE STICKY PROTECTIVE FILM ON A NEW CHAIN?
The best way is to clean a new chain with kerosene or paraffin, make sure to use a soap as a final cleaning step to get rid of the oily film that the hydrocarbon solvent leaves behind.
HOW MUCH SMOOVE SHOULD I APPLY?
Smoove works best if you apply a heavy application less often. Refer to the correct application video.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY SMOOVE?
The best results is achieved with Smoove when you only apply it when the chain start sounding dry or when you scrub and degrease the chain. When the bike gets a normal wash to remove dust it is normally not necessary to reapply Smoove.
MY CASSETTE AND DERAILLEUR PULLEY WHEELS ARE GUNKING UP, HOW CAN I REDUCE THIS?
This is normally a tell-tale sign that you are applying lube too often, try applying more lube less often.
WILL SMOOVE WORK IN WET CONDITIONS?
Smoove was engineered to work in 90% of all conditions and it’s the only true universal chain lube on the market.
IS IT FINE TO APPLY SMOOVE JUST BEFORE THE RIDE?
Smoove works best if you give it proper time to dry before the ride. We advise that you apply it the night before.
WILL SMOOVE WORK ON MY ROAD BIKE?
Smoove works unbelievably well on road bikes, simply apply as per the instructions.
WILL SMOOVE HELP PROTECT MY DRIVETRAIN?
We have consistently measured improved drivetrain wear when using SMOOVE, however it will greatly depend on what type of riding you do and what conditions you mostly ride in.
WHY SHOULD I LUBE MY CHAIN?
The forces inside a roller chain cause the metal surfaces to wear and creates friction that leads to power loss. Lubing your chain with Smoove will drastically reduce this.
THE NOZZLE IS CLOGGING UP, HOW DO I PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING?
It is very important to always screw the cap back on preventing the lube inside the nozzle from drying out and forming a plug. It also helps to make sure that the nozzle doesn’t touch the chain to prevent pieces of debris getting stuck in the tip.
CAN SMOOVE BE USED FOR ANYTHING ELSE?
Smoove was specifically engineered for bicycle chains but it works very well to lube your gear cables and housings.