Bicycle - Chain Lubes
VIKING JUICE
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Packing: 130 mL

Viking Juice

Viking Juice is an advanced chain lube designed to work well in wet and dry conditions. It will remain in the chain for a much longer period than conventional lubes, increasing chain life. That is our take on it but if you want a bit more info Singletrack Magazine tested it for 400 miles of tough as nails Scottish XC and came away praising it as quite possibly “the holy grail of chain lubes”. We were pretty happy about that!

Originally designed with Magnus Backstedt, to last the entire Paris –Roubaix race and keep him smiling! Check out www.bigmaggys.com for more info and great Coffee!

Directions:

Un-screw nozzle and pierce security seal. Re-attach nozzle and open flow valve a small amount to avoid over application. Viking Juice is very runny, so take care not to open the valve too much otherwise it will end up on the floor!

For top performance, chain must be thoroughly degreased (Use Dirt Juice Super Gnarl for this!) Apply up to 4 layers of Viking Juice , allowing at least 2 minutes between each layer for the lube to penetrate and “set-up” correctly.

Ideally you would apply Viking Juice after you have cleaned your bike having finished a ride. This would give the chain lube the maximum amount of time to set up properly giving maximum performance on your next ride and stopping any corrosion occurring in the meantime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZK3Aor1RNg

CHAIN JUICE CERAMIC
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Packing: 130 mL

Chain Juice Ceramic

Chain Juice Ceramic is an advanced chain lubricant that utilises cutting edge, ceramic additive technology to improve gear shifting performance. You should notice distinctly quieter, smoother and more “crisp” gear changes when using Chain Juice Ceramic.

The ceramic additive behaves in such a way that on a microscopic level it forms a laminar plate structure over the chain which greatly reduces metal on metal contact and therefore you enjoy better gear changes at all times, even under load when you shouldn’t really be changing gear at all! You know the times – when your gears normally create a noise that makes your face screw up??!

Chain Juice Ceramic will also greatly extend component lifespan and protect against rust and corrosion.

It is most suitable for use in dry to damp conditions.

Directions:

For top performance, apply to a degreased chain and dry chain. For this you should use Dirt Juice Super Gnarl with The Dirty Little Scrubber chain cleaning tool, before rinsing the chain with fresh water and allowing to dry for as long as is practical.

Un-screw nozzle and pierce security seal. Re-attach nozzle.

Open the flow valve cap about half way and apply a thin bead of lube to the chain whilst steadily back pedalling the cranks. You do not need a lot, just enough until you notice the previously dry chain is much quieter.

Allow a couple of minutes for lube to penetrate the chain and wipe off any excess before starting your ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWINXy5wE8w

CHAIN JUICE DRY
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Packing: 130 mL

Chain Juice Dry

Chain Juice Dry is a hard wearing, advanced, dry weather conditions chain lube that works a bit differently to other dry lubes. The lubricating element is suspended in a highly penetrating, bio-degradable, solvent carrier. When applied to the chain, the carrier quickly “searches” its way in between all the pins and rollers of the chain which is where it is needed the most. At this point when the optimum penetration of the chain has been achieved relative to the amount of lube applied at that time, the carrier evaporates, leaving behind the lubricating element which is enclosed in a thin, dry to the touch film which does not allow loose, dry and lightweight crud to stick to it. This results in a cleaner and quieter chain. Simples!

Do not be alarmed that there is no thick oily residue on the chain – this is absolutely not how Chain Juice Dry is formulated to work! Using a thick wet lube in dry, dusty conditions makes for the rapid creation of a gummy grinding paste made of abrasive particles all held together by the sticky oil – this would be the perfect situation if the name of the game was to wreck your drive train as quickly as you can and have no fun in the process! But we are pretty sure that’s not why most of you ride a bike.

So next time someone tells you not to waste your money on an “expensive” or “specialist” chain oil and tries to offer you a squirt of Old Jed’s Famous Tractor Oil (I just made that up by the way – if Jed does make tractor oil I am sure it’s great. For his tractor) you now have a good idea why it is in the interests of you, your bike and your wallet to politely decline!

Directions:

For top performance, apply to a degreased chain and dry chain. For this you should use Dirt Juice Super Gnarl with The Dirty Little Scrubber chain cleaning tool, before rinsing the chain with fresh water and allowing to dry for as long as is practical.

Un-screw nozzle and pierce security seal. Re-attach nozzle and take care to only open the flow valve a very small amount to avoid over application. Then rest the tip of the nozzle on the rollers of the chain and whilst slowly back pedalling the cranks for 2 complete revolutions, gently squeeze the bottle to apply a thin stream of Chain Juice Dry to the chain.

HINT! At this point, if it is dripping on the floor you are applying it too quickly!!

Because of the way in which Chain Juice Dry works it is best to apply the lube in 2 - 4 thin layers leaving a few minutes between each layer for the penetration and evaporation process to take place. As 2 complete revolutions of the crank is roughly one revolution of the chain when it is on the middle chain ring, you can consider this 1 layer applied.

Ideally you should lube the chain straight after you have finished a ride and cleaned your bike rather than just before you are about to start a ride. This would have allowed the maximum time possible for the lube to set up for optimum performance and would have kept any corrosion at bay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdtf9FXX-4I

CHAIN JUICE WET
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Packing: 130 mL

Chain Juice Wet

When the conditions are moist to monsoon you need a chain lube that’s going to stay put and keep working. Chain Juice Wet is that lube. It has been thoroughly tested through 3 British summers so far (so we know it works in hideous conditions) and happily keeps rust and corrosion at bay whilst at the same time remaining firmly in place on the chain.

The formulation of Chain Juice Wet (and all other Juice Lubes chain oils) includes extreme pressure additives that allow it to keep lubricating even under extreme loads – think of the actual forces you are putting through a bike chain when you are trying your hardest? To keep the chain running smoothly, the lubricant has to maintain its structural integrity on a molecular level when being crushed between the pins and plates due to the pulling force you are exerting by turning the cranks. This is a very small area of actual contact and since pressure is calculated by dividing the force of something by the area over which it is acting ….. well, you can see you end up with a big number!

The final ingredients in the mix are rust and corrosion inhibitors, an anti fling additive and a chunk of waterproofing to keep it all in place. Don’t be fooled that Chain Juice Wet is like any old thick, wet lube just because it seems a similar consistency or colour – it’s not! As with all Juice Lubes products the devil is in the details, which in our case are the quality of the additives and base oils that we use.

Don’t use in dusty conditions - your chain will quickly attract light debris and turn into a big grinding mess.

Directions:

For top performance, apply to a degreased chain and dry chain. For this you should use Dirt Juice Super Gnarl with The Dirty Little Scrubber chain cleaning tool, before rinsing the chain with fresh water and allowing to dry for as long as is practical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XlrJ2j0oQ8