Slick-50 1 Lube Lube

4.63/5 (30 Reviews)


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Slick-50 1 Lube


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Larry Hemedinger a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland,TN USA

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2007

Strengths:    Long lasting, easy to apply, odorless, clean, ozone friendly, safe when used as directed, easy to store container, priced right, there when I need it.

Weaknesses:    None that I have found.

Bottom Line:   
Every home should have at least one can for almost every squeaky need, metal on metal problems, sliding and gliding conditions, especially problems that you want to eliminate for six months or more without repeating an application like other products that wash away in days or weeks. I get paranoid when my can is almost out, seems I can't be without this product. Hundreds of applications, too many to mention here. If you have not use it, try it, I guarantee you will always have a can handy. PS: I am not an employee, stock holder, or paid user. I tell it like it is! God Bless Howard Cosell!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   WalMart

Similar Products Used:   Nothing like it.

Bike Setup:   Yes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stevan from Arlington, Texas USA

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Strengths:    This lubricant is simply the finest spray lube on the market. It stays put, due to it's thick viscosity. It has excellent lubrication quality. A little bit goes a long way.

Weaknesses:    I have yet to find any....

Bottom Line:   
This is the only oil I pack wherever I go. It will oil a chain, fix a hinge, quiet a drawer, and free up just about any bearing. Get some today.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Elliot's Hardware

Similar Products Used:   WD-40, 3-in-1, motor oil, etc.

Bike Setup:   10 speed mountain bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rick tressler a Weekend Warrior from montgomery co. pa.

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2006

Strengths:    CHEAP; HOLDS UP WELL IN ALL CONDITIONS

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
NOTHING WORKS BETTER FOR THE MONEY. CLEANS UP WELL AFTER A DIRTY RIDE. EVEN HOLDS UP IN WATER.

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Favorite Trail:   green lane resevoir

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   ACE HARDWARE

Similar Products Used:   WHITE LIGHTENING AND EPIC CHAIN LUBE

Bike Setup:   FISHER TASS.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Margo Saunders from Genelle BC Canada

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2006

Strengths:    Works fantastic on all types of skis, but be careful if you are a beginner or nervous skier! You will fly!

Weaknesses:    Only can in captivity, then dealer said they had never handled it!

Bottom Line:   
Cycling is too much like work. I prefer to backpack in the mountains.

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Favorite Trail:   Paulson x/c ski trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Lordco (only in BC...pity)

Similar Products Used:   Where? What? Don't believe it!


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Wallace Werner from Port Neches, Tx. USA

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2003

Strengths:    This is the best product for keeping rust off table saws, saw blades, and other tools. Also good for guns and gun parts.

Weaknesses:    I lost all my oil because it was so slick it leaked through the plastic container and was completely absorbed by my wood shelf it was sitting on. They need to make a better container. I probably lost about 2/3 of a quart.

Bottom Line:   
Good rust preventer, but needs a tougher container to hold it. If i buy it again I will transfer it to a glass jar. it must eat away plastic. I haven't used it for engines.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   none

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Brighton

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2001

Strengths:    PTFE is a chemical additive that bonds to the metal maintaining superior lubricating protection. (and this stuff in reasonably priced)

Weaknesses:    You have to clean the dirt off once in a while. It ain't no big deal.
(Get over it, keeping the chain clean prolongs it's life)


Bottom Line:   
There is nothing better you can use on your drivetrain.
Pastes don't provide the kind of metal protection needed so your chain and rings wear out faster. It is true petroleum products attract more dirt than parafin based lubes. No getting around. What do you want, a bike that looks good or a bike that rides good? Clean all the gunk off your chain, degrease it, dry it,(I use compressed air), and try it once. From the first few pedal strokes you will notice the chain is quieter. And it moves up the pins more smoothly on the rings. And cassette shift are as smooth as silk.
I have alot invested so I can ride my bike and have fun. I want to keep from having to replace any part before it's time is done. This product will helps me do that.

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Favorite Trail:   White Ranch

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   any local autoparts discount store,(Target, WalMart, KMart)

Similar Products Used:   White Lightning, Pedros, Finish Line, etc...

Bike Setup:   I use a Sram/Sachs PC-99 chain, RaceFace Rings (these are the parts that wear out)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jef Alexander a Cross Country Rider from Kitchener ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Cheap, aerosol applicator, thin (lots of waste)

Bottom Line:   
Stuff work OK in dry, not too dusty conditions. But if you're doing any wet riding or river crossings you'd better take the can with you to relube half way through your ride. In dusty condition this stuff seems to attract the dirt and you can hear the grit in your chain with each pedal stroke. On the up side you won't have to spend any time or money degreasing your chain as 1-Lube seems to be water soluble. I think this lube should be relegated to fixing sqeaky hinges and use a bike lube to lube your bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Hydrocut

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Canadian Tire

Similar Products Used:   Kytech wax, Pedros, Phil's Tenacious

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Sugar

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill Leu a Weekend Warrior from Hong kong

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap, last long, easily to apply, no smell and protect

Weaknesses:    Collect some dirt but not too bad

Bottom Line:   
I use Slick 50 because I read this review & decided to give it a try. I found that it luburicates the chain well because the chain is so quiet and can last for the whole week in either wet or dry condition. Use a paper towel to clean the chain after each ride [no problem]. Use WD40 to degrease the chain before re-applying the lub again. It is a lot better & easiler than using the white lightning. The dirty gums created by white lightning is harder to removal. The best of all, it is a lot cheaper.

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Favorite Trail:   Kam Ma Leun Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Hung Fat bike store

Similar Products Used:   Axiom lub, white lightning, teflon plus finish line

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000 & all XT components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gavin a Cross Country Rider from regina

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2000

Strengths:    read the reviews

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
In canada this stuff seems easy to find, it is in all the stores that sell car stuff. I have only been useing it for a while, but it's cheap and works, say no more.
Gav

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   canadian tyre

Similar Products Used:   many


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dale a Weekend Warrior from Tacoma, WA

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Haven't used it yet. I had a hard time finding it. Another post said they thought it was to be discontinued. I finally found it at 2 places using Slick 50's product #43712012. You can buy by the can at carparts.com for $4.99 plus $1.95 handling plus shipping ($5.46 to Tacoma) for a whopping total of $12.40. Another supplier is Heritage Merchandising at 1-800-456-5823 where its sold by the case(12 cans) for $33.48 plus $4.00 shipping ($3.10 per can). You may not need a case, so sell/share with friends and use around the house.
Can't wait to try (based on other posts)--so 4 chilis.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   heritage merchandising


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve from K-Town

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
After reading the positive reviews here I ran to the auto store to get a can. According to the manager of the local Autozone Slick 50 is discontinuing this product. Needless to say I bought what was left for dirt cheap.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bentrager a Racer from Blacksburg

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2000

Strengths:    CHEAP!!, effective, durable all conditions, quiet.

Weaknesses:    Can get nasty if you apply too much. Doesn't come in a squeeze bottle.

Bottom Line:   
Found this Slik 50 One Lube spray at the Advance Auto Parts store for $1.59 in a 16oz can. Figured I'd give it a shot. Haven't heard from my drive train since. I did learn the hardway that you need to apply it sparingly to avoid gunking up.

If you are careful about this and only use every 50 miles or so or when you just start to hear a little noise (depending on conditions), and wipe the chain with a rag after every application and ride, it will not gunk up.

Also noticed that my chains are lasting significantly longer. I go through about a can a season. This stuff outperforms all other waxes, lubes and etc. I have tried for the money, rain or shine.

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Favorite Trail:   Tight Fast SingleTrack

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Tri-Flow, Boeshield

Bike Setup:   XTR, XT, blah blah blah

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Cross-Country Rider from Edmonds, WA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Makes your drivetrain feel $100 more expensive, completely silent and long-lasting, costs about the same as bottled water per ounce.


Weaknesses:    
uhhh.....none yet


Bottom Line:   
Picked up a 16 or 17.5-ounce (can't remember which) at an auto shop for $2! Makes your drivetrain SILENT and doesn't attract as much dirt as Tri-Flow or Finish Line. Lasts longer, too, and won't fly off much if you dry it off after 15 minutes. Go and get some, and even if you don't like it, you can use it around the house for years! It's only $2-3, anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   
a good one

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Tri-Flow, Finish Line, some dry graphite crap


Bike Setup:   
'98 Trek 7000 (Like it matters, a lube is a lube)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jefftallica a Cross-Country Rider from Tempe

Date Reviewed: July 26, 1999

Strengths:    
CHEAP (i cannot emphasize this enough)
longlasting
lubricating (not all lubes do this well)


Weaknesses:    
flingoff
atracts dust (duh, it's a wet lube)


Bottom Line:   
this stuff works, and works well. and, most importantly, IT'S REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, CHEAP. i'm paying one third i would for raceday and getting three to four times the amount. plus, it's not much dirtier than raceday (i live in dusty ol' az, so i'd know) and it's much more durable (contrary to what those bullshit raceday ads claim). i still only use one lube on my chain; derailleurs get raceday and cables get triflow. one lube is MUCH MORE lubricative than any dry lube i've tried. application is important, though; i soak my chain in mineral spirits, let it dry, then coat each pivot lightly w/ one lube and wipe it down 10-15 minutes later. i'm very careful to not let it get on my bike, as it will attract dust. still, it's simply the best lube i've tried.

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Favorite Trail:   
corona loma

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
white lightning
white lightning raceday
finish line krytech
tri-flow
wd-40 (hey, we all make mistakes)


Bike Setup:   
specialized rockhopper fs, indy c

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by The bikester a Cross-Country Rider from toronto

Date Reviewed: June 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Long lasting,inexpensive,slick


Weaknesses:    
attracts dust and dirt(all wet lubes attract dirt and dust to a certain extent)


Bottom Line:   
Excellent lube for your money.I pay 5.00 Canadian for a 350 ml can.
The lube sprays on evenly, drivetrain is super quiet, and lube has teflon which reduces friction and wear of drivetrain.Lube claims to bond to metal to form a protective barrier because metal is slightly porous and the lube penetrates the porous areas which in turn forms a protective barrier.The lube is good for about 2 to 3 rides and then the best thing to do I find is to use WD-40 to degrease drivetrain ,lrt that dry and then apply the slick 50 lube.Leave the slick 50 lube on drivetrain for about 15 minutes and then wipe off any excess(very important to wipe off excess).After doing this you are good to go.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Duralube,White lighning


Bike Setup:   
GT timberline,XT components,Rock shox XC

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