A New Kid On The Block
A Bit about how Slik came about!
Well not anymore the days of a rusty can of 3in1 that sat on the shelf for 10 years or more and only used when things started to look a bit on the rusty side have well and truly gone, the mechanics of modern day bikes have moved on and now so has oil and this has become synonymous with the name of Slik, at one time or another we all needed oil of some sort on our chains and drive trains. I have used several different makes over the years from some great manufactures, so why am I bothering reviewing more, well thats a easy question to answer, "New Technology" but I hear you say "surely Oil is Oil" well actually no it is not, there is a whole host of modern technology out there, think of it just like a car, you wouldn't use engine oil in your brake servo, likewise you wouldn't use gear oil in your engine, then there is all number of oils 20/40 30/50 silicon oil the list goes on and on, what is right for one moving part is not necessarily the right for another.
The faster you cycle your bike the more friction it creates, so you need to oil the chain on a more regular basis, most cyclists I have found like to use a light lubricant on their chains and this again is dependent on the type of riding you do and the conditions you ride in, eg rain, mud, dry and dusty conditions. I found a light oil is best for my drive train in dry conditions, it is also good at getting into the links of the chain to minimize the amount of wear. A thin spray lubricant like WD40 is not recommended on chains as they are often too thin and the solvents simply act as a degreaser, getting rid of any lubricant that had previously been applied on to the chain, so this in theory increases the amount of wear on the drive train, which is not only bad for your bike but also to your pocket, as new drive trains are not exactly cheap.
Types of lubricant
Dry Bicycle Chain Lube
Best for: Dry, dusty conditionsIf you cycle along dusty towpaths in the summer I would recommended to use a Dry lube, as not to risk dust sticking to your chain and then being able to work its way into your drive train.
Wet Bicycle Chain Lube
Best for: Wet conditionsIdeal for wet conditions, best for muddy rides and out and about in the wet and windy months.
Ceramic Bicycle Chain Lube Best for: Dry or slightly damp conditions
Benefit of using Slik All weather Lube
If you want to be only be using one kind of lubrication use Slik, they also do a Extreme Range of Wet and Dry lubes, but the All Weather is the one on review here priced at £7.99 for a 100ml size bottle.
How to use
Slik oil is the highest grade chain lube perfect for all weather conditions.
Manufactured 100% in UK.
Ideal for wet and dry conditions, MTB and Road cycling.
Good all round protection for you cycle chain..
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