Slik All Weather Chain Lubrication Review

 A New Kid On The Block

 Premium Grade Lubricants from Slik 

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 A Bit about how Slik came about!

 
Oil is Oil!
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 conditions

If 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 conditions

Ideal 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

Ceramic lubes are ideal for equally damp and dry conditions, it contains many technically advance additives that can help to reduce friction, and reduces wear to the drive train, it also helps repel water and mud from sticking to and grinding the chain.

SLIK OIL 

The clever people at Slik have been in their laboratory testing many different combinations of additives and thus, have advanced the technology of modern day lubricants and wherein they have come up with their Silk range of lubricants for all weather cycling.

Slik Lubricant classic chain lube is a clear oil which is perfect for all weather conditions as they say on the tin! well the bottle actually, as it is in fact comes in a plastic bottle with a screw cap and nozzle attachment. I like the "Superb anti-corrosion" factor of this product that is mentioned on their website, sounds like a good development to me. 
A really handy thing that did impress me, which I viewed in their website shop, is that they have a small saddle bag version of this lubricant, I thought that was a very good idea for weekends away or on really long rides, it is always a handy thing to have. 

Benefit of using Slik All weather Lube

Simply put, if it is as good as they say it is and you can use it all year round, it will save you from changing from Wet to Dry as the year goes on and the weather conditions change, and would be a money saver in the long run.
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

Clean your chain and drive chain, see our other review on Drive Train Cleaner... 

Treat the Drive Train with the Slik All weather chain lube, wipe away excess oil with a clean cloth and your good to go.... its as simple as that.

We will be reviewing this over a course of a few months and we will be updating this review as the weather conditions change. I plan to just use the Slik on the drive train and I will be finding out how well it attaches on the chain and cogs, how often it needs lubricating and I will be keeping a eye on the wheels of the rear derail-lier as well as on the front cogs for any sign of anything sticking or wearing around that area, so watch this space!

Slik oil is the highest grade chain lube perfect for all weather conditions.
The unique formula provides unmatched durability, superb anti-corrosion and is 100% clear to stay cleaner for longer.
Manufactured 100% in UK.

Ideal for wet and dry conditions, MTB and Road cycling.





After a 50 mile ride out.
 Clean 





 Pictures to show how dirty the bike was after the 50 mile ride out 

Dirt.

Dirt

Dirt.

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I have tried the Slik Oil on a mtb bike.

 Very dusty ride out.

 On closer inspection after the ride I notice there was not much dirt and dust on the rear cog's! 

Very impressed at the way Slick have managed to keep the grit from sticking to the chain and cog's.

 Chain and main wheel are in great condition after the dusty ride out.

 Now you can see the condition of the wheel and compare it to the dust sitting on the bike frame.


Good all round protection for you cycle chain..

 

UPDATE 07/02/2016

A Very muddy ride out! 
Mud Glorious Mud!

There is a Chain there some where!

MUD!

Muddy bike! 

First thing: When I got home I washed the bike! 
Second Thing: Was to treat the chain drive to a bit of Slik All Weather Chain Lubricant! 
 
 

Foot Note This is not a Paid Advertisement for Slik Oil

1 comment:

  1. it really is as effective as they will point out it really is and you may put it to use throughout every season, that can save you coming from transforming coming from Damp to be able to Dried up because the yr continues on as well as the climate modify, and also would have been a funds saver in the end.
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