TF2 Plus Dry Lubricant with Teflon Surface Protector and TF2 Dry Wax Chain Wax + Krytox

The TF2 Dry and Wax lubes arrived in good time for the start of our summer. Luckily this year was a good year to test out dry lubes, unlike the last couple where I had been running wet lubes for most of the year!

On receiving the lubes, I had coincidentally just bought myself a Dirtwash chain cleaner, something I had been questioning whether to buy for ages, as I couldn't see how it would be better than using an old toothbrush! But what a great decision it was in the end! Chain cleaning is now so much easier and made applying the lubes to a shiny clean chain so much easier!

I initially applied the dry lube to my training bike, which I use for commuting in the summer months, and my MTB. I then used the Wax lube on my Road Race bike so I could test them both at the same time.

The TF2 Dry Lube was easy to apply from the bottle, it has a nice constancy, not really thin like some dry lubes, so you can see where it is going. And the bottle dispenses just the right amount and is easy to control. As you spin the drivetrain round to apply the lube you can actually feel the drop in resistance as the lube works it way into the chain!

The TF2 Wax Lube is just as easy to apply. An added bonus is that because of the colour you can see exactly where the lube has been applied and where you have missed a bit.  Again, you can feel the decrease in drive resistance as you apply the lube.

I had just been using a 'famous' aerosol cycle lube on my drive chain for the last couple of years in the summer months on my bikes, and you can feel that the drivetrain shifts up and down the gears a lot better with both lubes than just using a spray lube on its own.

In the dry, the TF2 Dry Lube would last a couple of weeks on the training bike with daily use before I felt I needed to give the chain a wipe down and apply some more. The MTB would last for a good 2-3 weeks before you would need to wipe the dust off and apply a bit more. Both would need applying if you used the bikes in the wet, but this was to be expected, and they seemed to make cleaning off a wet dirty chain a lot easier than trying to clean off a chain that had had a wet lube applied to it!

The TF2 Wax Lube seemed to give similar results, better shifting and reduced drive chain resistance, but the lube seemed to pick up dirt a lot quicker, both on-road and off-road. Maybe the ultimate way to use it would be to give the chain a thorough clean, apply the Wax Lube to deep lube the chain, wipe off the excess, then apply the dry lube on top?

As we are heading into autumn, and getting more wet weather, I might just try that wax / dry lube combo! But I will carry on using the dry lube and re-apply as needed. A lot better than having to keep cleaning a gritty gunky chain!

Overall, my favorite would be the TF2 Dry Lube, it lasts as long as you'd want it too, it's easy to apply and makes shifting a lot better! What more could you want!

TF2 Dry Lube

Pros

Easy to apply

Good consistency

Generous bottle size

Reduces drivetrain resistance

Improves shifting

Lasts for many rides

 

Cons

Non really!

 

TF2 Wax Lube

Pros

Easy to apply - colour makes it easy to see where it's gone

Generous bottle size

Reduces drivetrain resistance

Improves shifting

Lasts for many rides

 

Cons

Attracts a bit more dirt than the dry lube