I decided to try FrogLube on my mountain bike chain and I was blown away…

Dear FrogLube,

I have been impressed with your lubricant products as cleaner, lubricant and corrosion protectant on firearms. The ease of application and elimination of (nitro) solvents has been plus. I also have found re-cleaning to be far easier than the typical strip and re-apply steps of other products. Carbon buildup literally wipes off.

On a whim, I decided to try FrogLube on my mountain bike chain and I was blown away by the results. Full disclosure, my wife was a world caliber cyclist and I did much of her mechanical work over those years. I’m also a mechanical engineer and have ridden road and mountain bikes for over 40 yrs. I’ve tried almost every lubricant product and most are good for a couple of rides before needing to reapply. This inevitably leads to a wet chain that splatters lighter lubricants and gunking of heavier lubes when mixed with trail dust. It’s easy to tell when you need to lube the chain, especially on dusty mountain bike trails, as it goes from smooth and quiet to dry and noisy.

I applied FrogLube liquid to my mtn bike chain and warmed with a heat gun while spinning the cranks. First ride was buttery smooth and quiet, not surprisingly. Second ride the same. Third ride, same, and I wiped off a bit of black that was coming to the surface with a paper towel – the FrogLube seems to displace any remaining grease and dirt – chain was shinny and clean under the grit, but no additional FrogLube applied. After the fifth ride on dusty trails the chain was still quiet and buttery smooth. Same drill, just wipe off the small amount of grit that was displaced but no need to re-lube. I finally broke down and added a bit more FrogLube + heat after the 6th ride just to get a bit more penetration into the links, but not because it sounded dry!

I’m anxious to strip down my next new chain with the FrogLube solvent and apply FrogLube paste properly right off the bat to see how long it will really last. I’m really happy with the results so far though; best chain lube I’ve ever used!


R. Brenneman