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Shimano Slippery Spitt Lube

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $5.99

Product Description

A wet, petroleum-based chain and cable lube that reduces friction, prevents corrosion and extends the life of rubber seals. Sure it's just lube. And the Himalayas are just hills.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charlie Roscoe a Cross Country Rider from Cheraw, SC, USA

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    Keeps the derailleurs smooth, good for cables. Nice dispenser.

Weaknesses:    Attracts dirt

Bottom Line:   
I suppose this stuff does it's job. It comes in a little tube and has a needle on the end so there's not much waste. I always try to wipe away any excess, but it still attracts dirt. Oh well, you can't have it all.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar.com

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Garrett a Weekend Warrior from Iowa City, IA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2006

Strengths:    Best cable lube I've ever found.

Weaknesses:    I wouldn't use this as a chain lube.

Bottom Line:   
Don't bother using this stuff as chain lube. There are a ton of other products out for that purpose. Where this product excels is as a cable lube and general purpose lube (derailleurs, etc). I bought an early 80's bike to convert to singlespeed. The brake cables sucked, I thought I would need new housings and cables. However, a couple drops of Slippery Spitt into the housing ends and the brakes feel like new. I'm talking Ultegra new, not 80's crappy brake new. The needle helps a lot too. Right now I'm using this lube to keep some old stir plates alive at work. Everything else I've used just gets gummed up after a month or so and needs to be reapplied.

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Favorite Trail:   Sugar Bottoms

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   3 in 1, White Lightning,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peter somtin' a Weekend Warrior from DC

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2004

Strengths:    um pretty good for cables. goes good on chains too.cleans off very easily.and it is not affected by temperature amplitudes... one bottle goes a long time.does not have the classic motor oil smell,which is good if you keep your bike in your room like me.

Weaknesses:    washes off in a wet ride and it tends to dry up quickly.

Bottom Line:   
good stuff. I mean c'mon,it's a freakin' lube for pete's sake!what do you expect from it?the stuff does it's job. period.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   nyc

Similar Products Used:   engine oil,differential oil,alot of the so-called bike specific lubes...

Bike Setup:   fairly customized trek 4500-xt hubs and derailours,avid 185 brakes,lx crank,b-25 pedals...

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dr.Faustus a Cross Country Rider from Santa Fe, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

Strengths:    Inexpensive (relatively). No real problems with it on my road bike.

Weaknesses:    Lasts 2 rides max, washes off (stream crossings) quickly, ttracts dust.

Bottom Line:   
Probably a fine lube for a road bike, but not an effective lube (attracts dust, washes off easily, etc.) on a mtn. bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Dale Ball Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Tri-flow, now trying Dumonde Tech

Bike Setup:   mtn., road and cruiser bikes

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kevin S a Cross Country Rider from Venice, CA USA

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2000

Strengths:    Works well on a fishing reel.

Weaknesses:    But not so well on a bike.

Bottom Line:   
Not horrible stuff, just not as good as Pro Link. It lubes well when new but only lasts a few hours. Runs pretty clean for a wet lube, but washes off on a wet ride.

BTW, I wasn't kidding - it really is good on a fishing reel.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Pretty much all of them.

Bike Setup:   It has a chain, just like yours.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tsunami a wanna be a Racer from NorCal

Date Reviewed: December 23, 1999

sheds mud well
awesome shifting

collects dust and dirt (way less than pedros though)

Bottom Line:   
Ultimate shifting with this lube. Shifts way better than wax, but unlike wax, collects dust. Shifts just as good as pedros synlube, but w/ pedros you had to clean ur cogs and chain after every ride. With slippery spitt all you need to do is apply a generous coat and wipe chain dry, and this thing will last for a good week.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ho Chi Minh Trail

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
just about all of them

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