BIKE MIX has been developed for the extreme demands of ENDURANCE MTB but it is also used by many other riders who want a lube which is proven to last for 12h in dry and dusty off-road conditions.
BIKE MIX is a 4:1 mixture of BIKE MILK (clean and dry) and BIKE CREAM (durable fluid).
Bike Mix is preferred by endurance (over 4h) because it is dry enough to not attract dust but it is also wet enough to last for about for a 200km ride.
LIMITATIONS: Failure to wipe down the outer surface before riding may lead to a build-up of lubricant on the jockey wheels. The lube is best used by pre-application and coating, but can be used immediately pre-ride.
Excessive drivetrain noise can be caused by several things e.g. noisy jockey wheels, misaligned derailleur, poor meshing of chain and sprocket, grit adhesion on outside of chain during wet rides etc and cannot always "blame" noise on the lubricant. To test if lubricant coating is in place, pinch chain between finger/thumb and run along top/bottom of links to see if residual lube is present and rubs off.
Because there is no "wet" residue left on the outside of chain Bike Mix runs exceptionally clean and smooth with minimal residual present on outer surfaces. This means reduced surface protection in wet conditions.
After a wet ride it is very important to ensure the whole bike and in particular the drivetrain is thoroughly dried and re-lubricated soon after being wet.
BIKE MIX is not as attractive to dust as the Bike Cream wet lube so it offers a very good compromise for many longer ride conditions. BIKE MIX has been used routinely by 24h specialist Brett Bellchambers in endurance events and with good pre-loading has done 12h event (225km) without needing to reapply lube. BIKE MIX has also been used in the 4400km Tour Divide event with nightly application before resting and average of 220km riding per day in various riding conditions.
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