Short term review: Rock ‘n’ Roll Extreme chain lube

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I wanted to try it, but I knew it might not be perfect, and I was right, it was not.

I was used to using lubes, I could use for two days of 4hour riding, but this lube did not offer this with the harsh conditions I rode in.

It cleans the chain very well, black stuff drops off, I can easily wipe off the grime, leaving a shiny clean chain, but it gets lubricated, but it does not last for long, I have to lube chain after every single ride, for multi hour rides you would need to have a bottle with lube with you, this isn’t acceptable for me.

If you soak the chain with Muc Off Wet lube it will result in dripping but not as fast, so pretty similar result, and I can wipe it off with a rage or toiled paper, but Rock ‘n’ Roll wet lube has very different consistency, drips like water.

There is not significant enough gain over the trouble Rock ‘n’ Roll Extreme lube will give me to stick with it.

I have been testing the lube most kinds of conditions, wet, raining, damp, deep snow subzero temperatures down to -10c. But I haven’t had the chance to test it in summer heat, but I don’t need to, a lube I use has to work in varied conditions, this lube clearly is not performing good enough for me.

After riding in subzero temperatures between 30m-1h or thereabouts, and rinsing  the bike in off the the shower, the lube the chain was no longer as well lubed, there was still tiny bit, when I ran my finger along the chain, but not a lot, the chain became louder, but after I lubed it, the chain was smooth & quiet.

 

Worse performer than Muc OFF Wet Lube & Weldtite Wet Extreme:

After few days of riding in freez thaw cycle with some deep long rim and shoe deep puddles getting the drivetrain soaked in water & slush, Crashing in wet snow, I got the chain quite noisy, but this was far worse conditions for longer time than the Rock n’ Roll Extreme lube.

I have also had good results with Weldtite Wet Extreme which it’s a thicker lube.

First time testing summer & autumn:

I have been using cleaning bike and lubing after every ride, so here is how the chain looked like.

 

3 September 2017

Ridelog: https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/1799886/

12 September 2017

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worn KMC X11 SL Silver -Rock & roll Extreme lube


How the drivetrain looked like after a 3 H+ ride at Skansehytta, in very varied weather, humid, rain, sunny rain, sunny, riding through puddles.

worn KMC X11 SL Silver -Rock & roll Extreme lube

I tested the chain with stock lube, but I applied rock extreme lube, but and wiped off access, but the stock chain lube still picked up dirt, and made the chainring and cassette dirty. i later have soaked the chain in Rock lube.

I have done longevity test of the Rock & Roll Extreme lube in I rode few short trips to the few minutes ride, for 2 days, I did not lube it, I went for a Mtb ride the start of the day was about -4c I ended up with about zero, rode some hard packed trails, I ride skitracks, The chain was almost completely dry and made hell of a noise.

 

Results of March 2018:

I have done testing of the Muc off wet lube over few days, here are the results: Gone over the numbers again: Rock N’ Roll Extreme lube: about 25.24km when testing Rock N’ Roll the weather was quite dry with sub-zero.

Muc Off Wet lube was 28.05 it made a slight noise, but I rode trough rim deep puddles and through slush, I also rode in – 4 to -7c yesterday, it got splashed at least 2 times trough huge the huge puddle, and few others.

Note that the numbers are not 100% accurate as my phone skipped few hundred meters, but the conclusion is clear to me, Muc off vs Rock ‘n roll = Muc off wins, but none of them are perfect, but Rock ‘n rollwas hurrendous.

Cons:

  • Short nozzle
  • Expensive Compared to many other options.
  • chain is dry too fast

Pros:

  • Keep the chain quite clean, But i haven’t  tested it in horrible mudbath.

Verdict:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Extreme chain lube – Not the king of lubes, as they state with their bold claim.
I ride all year, So I need a lube that can handle changing conditions, or I have to have different lubes that can handle the different conditions, But soo far Weldtite & Muc Off have done this, I used them in dry conditions too, it was not too bad, but you have to be careful to not overdo it with the Weldtite extreme due to consistency of the lube, to avoid spider webs all over the drivetrain you have to wipe off the access.

But Rock ‘n’ Roll Extreme is a different type of lube, it cleans the chain and leaves lubricant, but it does not last long enough for me.

So the conclusion is, you have to lube it after every ride, or maybe having to have an extra lube bottle with you on those harsh long rides, So not good enough for me.

So sofar Muc off & Weldtite Wet Extreme has performed the best, but I have not done a proper scientific longevity comparison test, but the testing I have done, showed they both lasted longe.

so if you go for one of Muc Off Wet lube or Weldtite TF2 Extreme Wet Lube you get more for the money for sure.

 

 

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Revised Review: Weldtite TF2 Extreme Wet Lube

I have tested the lube in very wet days in various times of the year I have also tested it in the winter in harsh conditions it performed quite well, so far this has the lube with highest consistency I have tried, so make sure you wipe off access because this lube creates ”spider webs”.

11 April 2018:

Ridelog: https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/2713910/

I put on the Extreme Wet lube in case it would be wet but became quite dry, But I did not change the lube, I continued using it, it was not dry, so I rode with it after the snow was almost gone, I rode long distance on paved bike path with sand on them, the lube attracted a lot of sand.

the drive train was very crunchy, due to sand and gravel sticking to the chain. I was riding many km’s on the pavement with sand on it from the winter.

It works great in harsh winter, I have ridden in -10 Celsius, but it for very dirty conditions.

The long tip makes it easy to lube the rear dérailleur.

 

 

Muc-Off Bio Wet Lube long-term review

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I have used this lube for several years, with great success, here are my experiences with it.

The muddies & wettest ride of 2017:

https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/1967949/

 

 

 

 

Winter:

After few days of riding in freeze-thaw cycle with some deep long rim and shoe deep puddles getting the drivetrain asked in water slush, Crashing in wet snow, I got the chain quite noisy, so this is far worse conditions for a longer time than the Rock n’ Roll Extreme lube.

So the conclusion is Muc-Off offers a better option, for a lower price.

April 26, 2018:

www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/2815698

May 11, 2018:

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some wet some dry, some muddy spots, this is the result:

from the city centre to Skansehytta from parking.

In hot summer days when the bike stands indoors overnight, the lube gets thicker/ the consistency changes, and the chain does not run as smoothly, and the drive train will be noisier and it will attract more dust, so you need to lube it after each ride or the the next day before the ride.

Verdict:

This lube suits most conditions, for wet summer days to muddy wet rain autumn days, to winter, riding in slush, -11c dry icy. but won’t keep the drive train completely clean, this lube performed ok for every thing I put it trough. will last logner than the dry lube.

There might be other lubes that perform as well or better, but so far Muc Off & Weldtite has my favorite lubes.