White super dry chain wax
For road bikes, triathlon, fixies and dry trails
- Reduces chain wear
- Its dry!
Some people don't like using chain oil because it makes their trouser leg dirty on the way to work. Well, White is the solution. Simply, put it on your chain, let it dry, and it leaves a dry lubricating film on the chain.
Dry lubes tend not to last as long as wet lubes, and offer less protection in the wet. With White, we're continuously improving the formulation to increase longevity and performance, with fewer applications between rides.
Why use White?
Its important to keep your chain lubricated. This reduces friction letting you go faster and have a smoother gear changes. A lubricated chain results in fewer chain replacements too.
White is great for dusty trail riding. We do occasionally have dry weather in the UK, which White is designed for. In these conditions, you get more airborne dust which can stick to the chain. White is dry, so minimal dust is attracted.
Its great for city riding too. White won't go on your trouser leg like other lubes, so its great for the commute to work on your fixie in Old Street, or your Brompton on the way to West Brompton. We also recommend White for road racing, BMX riding and recumbent bikes. White is great for Brompton and other folding bikes - where you're more likely to get oily whilst folding it up.
Green Oil don't want to encourage too much flying - climate change being a problem of course, but if you do need to take a plane, you can take Green Oil with you.
Green Oil is within the 100ml fluid limit, so you can even take it in your hand luggage (for a cheeky bit of on plane bike maintenance perhaps!).
It also fits handly in a trail pack or backpack for your ride to work or day out on the trails.
How is White super dry chain wax green?
“Other dry lubes out there contain PTFE and petrochemicals, some even using toxic paraffin. They often use petrochemical wax too. White uses bees wax within the formula, and after its life on your bike, is totally biodegradable. Part of the formula is bio ethanol made from sugar. This is grown in the EU, and is the solvent part of the formula. Its alcoholic so flammable. This is the first Green Oil product to have a black and orange logo on, but its just the flammable symbol.
We don't use PTFE because:
- PTFE creates a carcinogen in its production.
- PTFE accumulates in the food chain, after leaving your bike chain.
Petrochemicals often harm the environment and aquatic life. White however is petrochemical and PTFE free, contains no paraffin and is totally biodegradable.
Every White bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic - so don't be surprised if the bottle is a curious colour!
The label is made from the same type of plastic as the bottle, to aid efficient recycling”
How to apply
1. Ensure the your bike is secure
2. With the cap on, shake the bottle vigorously upside down.
3. Preferably clean the chain first, and ensure its dry. (A wipe down with a rag is better than nothing.)
3. Work out how many times you need to turn the cranks for one chain circulation - Slowly turn the cranks backwards, watching a single chain link
4. Squeeze the bottle gently to apply White to the top part of the bottom half of the chain. Apply to one length of the chain. Apply to the 'rollers', the cylinders on the chain.
5. Turn the cranks back for one chain circulation, and leave to dry for 7 minutes.
(This is especially important if its raining).
6. You are ready to ride. Alternatively, for a super clean chain, wipe off excess by running the chain once through a rag.