Pedro's Ice Wax lets your chain run smoothly without the slop.
Pedro's Ice Wax goes on wet, cleans your chain, and then dries to a slick finish that kicks butt in dry conditions. Out here in Utah, dry is an understatement for 90% of our riding days. Wet lubes pull the dust and dry dirt out of the air like a magnet, glopping up chains, causing missed shifts, and generally ruining our day (especially when we're trying to clean up afterwards). Pedro's solved the issue for us with Ice Wax, a dry, graphite-based lube that actually cleans your chain when you apply it, and then dries completely so dust and dirt won't stick. Applied early and often, it solves arid-weather chain woes.
damp to dry MTB and road bike chain lube
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My chain was in a very sad state before I bought the Ice Wax 2.0. This stuff cleaned it right up, and kept it cleaning after hitting some very dusty trails. The price is right and it does the job. Get some for your chain!
I am not such a fan of waxy chain lube for road cycling. It attracts too much dirt and grime for me. Not too sure how it goes for a mountain bike, but my experience for road bikes is to stick to a wet lube that is very fine.
The 2.0 version is thicker than their prior Ice Wax (at least my bottle is). That's a plus in my mind because it lasts longer on the chain (takes longer to get to the point that the chain is noisy again). I thought I would really like this lube for my chain, but I've ended up just thinking it's a bit above average. Even with a really good wiping after every application, it tends to build up on my jockey wheels of my derailleur and cause problems there. I have not used it on any non-chain parts (too much build-up when it dries, and too thick to penetrate tight places that don't have a lot of movement to work it in). I still use it on some of my bikes, especially because after it dries, it's pretty clean and it lasts longer than other wax based lubes I've used. But, I'm always watching out for build-up that I have to remove.
If you give your chain a wipe after applying Ice Wax you can significantly reduce the build-up that goes with many wax lubes. This will also reduce the dry time and make the bike ride able within minutes of lubing your chain. Applied properly, dry time is almost a non issue.
In my experience in a dry climate, it takes about 10 minutes to dry, if it's been wiped well after application. I'll sometimes go sooner, and this wax lube seems to be OK when I start out with it still wet (better than White Lightning, for example).
Pedros Ice Wax has been my go to wax for our dry mountain biking here in Utah and for my road bike, and I'm pumped that this "2.0" version is biodegradable. I will say Pedros does a nice job of keeping things environmentally friendly. This stuff goes on pretty cleanly as it's thicker than White Lightening and doesn't drip as much, and works very well. The large bottle I got has a regular tip on it, not aerosol. I always use this wax unless I know I will be in wet conditions.
I love this stuff. I use it religiously on my chain and all my components, and it has kept everything running smooth for 10 years. just put it on before a ride, wash it off after and put on more. it can get built up if you don't wash it off.
Pedros is AWESOME. This Ice Wax is great for Utah riding where it's always nice and dry. I've used White Lightning for years and find this very comparable. However, the Ice Wax scores some points by being a little thicker when applying. White Lightning can squirt all over while the ice wax sticks to it for better application. I HIGHLY recommend this stuff to ANYONE for mountain or road.
I've used white lightning as well but Pedros Ice Wax dispenses much cleaner and easier. If you ride in Dry conditions or slightly wet, wax lube is the best. It stays on your chain and gives a nice dry feel to it. It does not come off until you take it off. It's great on weekend bike/camp trips where you might not have the luxury of washing your bike after every ride.
This did its job, my chain is lubed and the dust buildup was less than most other lubes. The areosol is a little tricky but the foam action helps disperse the lubey goodness. My chain now blows me kisses when ever I see it, so make your chain happy.
This is good stuff but its hard to apply. It sprays way to much out and in a strait line. Hard to cover all of your parts without using the entire bottle. May get 3 uses out of it because of the way it wastes product.
I have used Pedro's Ice Wax for a while now. If you live in a dry dusty area and do most of your riding in these conditions, it's the way to go. It produces a dry waxy shell around your chain. When you take it off it leaves your chain clean as you could ever ask for.
So this stuff works great for dry conditions and reduces gunk that normally forms with more liquid stuff. The Aerosol application is a bit odd though. I wish the control for how much you apply was a bit smoother, it seems like it is either on or off and on is a bit strong.