TF2 Plus Dry Lubricant with Teflon Surface Protector and TF2 Dry Wax Chain Wax + Krytox
Postman Pat dropped me a Weldtite package the other day, and I started testing the two included products immediately. Those being Dry Wax chain wax and TF2+ Dry lube. First, the wax.
Actually, I have used this earlier quite a lot, so I know the correct procedure, applying the dry wax is quite a process. The chain has to be completely clean, I recommend ultrasound cleaner or very heavy Dirtwash citrus degreaser cleaning at the least. After the chain has dried up completely, the waxing may begin. I tend to apply the wax while the chain is in place, slowly rotating the cranks. A small amount of wax has to get into every chain roller, and after it has gone there, the chain has to be rotated a few revolutions. After that one has to wait for a few hours for t he wax to dry, and repeat the waxing procedure. So it takes a nice half a day to get a good wax in your chain, but it's all worth it!
While "normal" dry lubes don't collect much smudge, this does not collect any of it! The chain stays nice and clean for hundreds of kilometers, I'd say at least three times the life of TF2 Performance treatment. and after that you can simple wipe the chain clean with a rag, and apply another layer of wax to keep running! One extra bonus: our kids have derailleur bikes, and sometimes the chains drop off. Earlier the mess was horrible. When a five year old girl puts the chains back on, wipes her hands on the edge of a summer dress and the rest on her blonde hair, even Chuck Norris would be scared of the sight! Dry Wax took care of that. Now she can handle the chains without (well, almost) smudging her hands! Of course, there are always two sides in each thing. While this sounds like a perfect way to keep the chain up to date, in my opinion it makes the chain a little stiffer. On hub gears, fixies and single-speeds that's not a problem, but with older (by that I mean five or more years old) derailleurs, there will be an impact in the shifting performance. New derailleurs with fresh springs are not a problem, but old derailleurs with low power springs may spend some time t hinking before the chain shifts to another sprocket.
Now the dry lube: rather awesome product. This does not attract much grime, and the shifting is perfect! Very smooth indeed! It's almost like it's not there, it's just doing it's work. This is also very easy to apply, because it is so thin. However, it does not last very long. It has to be added after each trail ride, if there has been any water during the ride. For real trips I'd say it loses performance in about 200 km. For me, that's not a problem. For someone else it might be. I havn't tested this on road bikes, because I don't have such, but I could imagine this being the best lubricant for a fast road bike. I use the chain wax for kids bikes and our cargo bikes. I think it would be perfect for example long tours, because you don't have to care about it much. It is designed for those who don't want to mess with oils very often. It is an apply-and-forget product. For my enduro rig I have been using TF2 Performance all year long, but now I think I will start using the TF2 Plus Dry when the forest gets drier.