Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant Lube

3.65/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $9.98


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Product Description

Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant provides twice the lubricating power of most competitive brands. Its light viscosity allows for deep penetration into hard to reach moving parts. -Ideal for all conditions - wet, dry, road and trail -High grade petroleum oils provide optimum lubrication under extreme temperatures (-60 to 475F) and humidity


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by russ a Racer

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2012

Strengths:    after 400 k on the 4th Honda 750 bike that has a 630 series chain i find the tri-flow in the aerosol can to go on the chain move evenly and is silent for 100 miles at high speeds in the hills.

cheep.
smells great.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great stuff, priced right, were $ is tight in these days and ages.

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Favorite Trail:   curves

Duration Product Used:   all summer

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   ace hardware

Similar Products Used:   a lot lol

Bike Setup:   cb 750f

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by contactlauralynn a Weekend Warrior from USA

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2011

Strengths:    Tri-Flow Foaming Citrus Cleaner / Degreaser 14 oz. Aerosol was sent to me and did not work. I spent 4 hours calling and trying to get a replacement can that worked properly. I tried for over a week. Still no refund or replacement can and they keep asking for the same information over and over. CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG WITH TRI-FLOW COMPANY. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ORDERING THE CITRUS DEGREASER, IF YOU GET A BAD CAN WITH A SPRAYER THAT WON'T WORK YOU WILL SPEND WEEKS TRYING TO GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR.

Weaknesses:    WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN MY LIFE FROM TRI-FLOW.



Bottom Line:   
TRI-FLOW COMPANY SUCKS

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Tri-Flow Foaming Citrus Cleaner / Degreaser 14 oz. Aerosol CAN HAD A SPRAYER THAT WOULDN'T WORK. HAD TO JAM YOUR FINGER BETWEEN THE TWO PLASTIC SIDES ON TOP WHICH HURTS. CLEARLY DID NOT WORK PROPERLY AND THEIR MOTTO IS THAT THE CUSTOMER IS NEVER RIGHT. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.

Bike Setup:   Bad experience with Tri-Flow, their customer service is the worst ever!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtnbiker72 a Weekend Warrior from Republic of Cascadia

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2010

Strengths:    Inexpensive, great applicator, smells like bananas

Weaknesses:    attracts dirt and dust, washes off easy

Bottom Line:   
I have used this product for many years as the bike shop lube of choice when I worked on bikes. It is a light oil that works best in dry and clean conditions (like road bikes). It should be used sparingly or it WILL attract dirt and dust, and turn your chain into a big mess. It's biggest advantage is that it is cheap. Compared to other light oil lubes, it works just as well at 1/3 to 1/2 the price. Once it gets wet and nasty, this stuff washes off quite quickly.

For fair weather road riding, it is a 4 Flamin' Chilis product

For mountain biking or wet weather riding it is a 2 Flamin' Chilis product.

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Favorite Trail:   Growlers

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Similar Products Used:   Pro-Link, Dumonde Tech, Bar and Chain Oil

Bike Setup:   29er

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by TiCN WC a Cross Country Rider from WA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2008

Strengths:    lubricates chain, smells like bananas

Weaknesses:    lubricates everything else with grime.

Bottom Line:   
this chain lube is cheap and works well but makes a bloody mess.

Triflow will never go onto my own personal bikes.

Prolink and Purple extreme are both better (cleaner) lubes. I am going to try a sample of squirt I received at interbike.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Vadil a Weekend Warrior from Sunnyvale, CA USA

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2007

Strengths:    It does its job well: lubricate. I don't get any squeaks, even after 1 1/2 weeks after application. It also makes it look like you rode in black mud.

The thing is, this is a multi-purpose lubricant. YOu can lube more than just your chain, you can lube your cables, deraileurs, etc.


Weaknesses:    Absorbs ALL the dust around the bike. Like some said, it's a super-strong dust magnet.

Bottom Line:   
It does its job, well. If you don't care abour cleanliness, and all you need is something that works, then this is the lubricant for you. It can lubricate many things, not just bikes. But, it absorbs all the dust in whatever room it's in.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere off pavement

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Walt's Cycle & Fitness

Similar Products Used:   I haven't had any products like this one, a multi-purpose lubricant.

Bike Setup:   mostly stock TREK 3900 hardtail w/ Atlus rear deraileur, Bontrager bottle cage, SRAM chain, and some other stuff I don't remember, or think are needed to be mentioned.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chongyi from WI

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2001

Strengths:    drip bottle with a thin straw makes application easy, will stay on chain even after heavy rain (convinient for people like me that use bike to commute), affordable, bottle size will fit any seat bag.

Weaknesses:    dust magnet?? but i have dust all over my bike.....

Bottom Line:   
i use it on my v-brakes and chain. chain will stay lubed even after heavy rain, will recommend to those who use their bikes for commuting purposes and do not have time to lube it whenever it rains. but i lube my bike every 2-3 weeks to keep the chain in good condition.

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Favorite Trail:   around UW Madison

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Budget (Used) Bike Shop

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M30 2000, XT derailleur.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wade Nelson from Durango Colorado USA

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2001

Strengths:    does a good job of lubrication

Weaknesses:    can suck dirt out of thin air

Bottom Line:   
I finally gave up on Tri-flow. I had to clean my chain continually. I'm in the Finish Line camp now.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   finish line, white lightning

Bike Setup:   Litespeed w Ultegra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin a Weekend Warrior from Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap
Easy to use (drip bottle)
Lasts a long time
Doesn't get all messy - stays where I put it.


Weaknesses:    Collects dust/dirt (what oil/lubricant doesn't??)
I would like it if the nozzle of the bottle was a little longer and pointier to make it easier to get into tight spots.


Bottom Line:   
I haven't had a lot of experience with fancy lubricants, but then again, I'm not about to spend 30 minutes before EVERY ride cleaning, wiping, lubing, wiping, drying, and generally babying my chain. I'd rather be riding. I expect whatever lube I'm using to be easy and user-friendly. Tri-flow is. The secret is to use it sparingly - 1 drop per chainlink - no more. I do this about every third ride, depending on the conditions and where I went and what I did. I've been doing this for about 2 1/2 years now, and the chain, cassette, and chainwheels are still like new. I should also mention that I don't ride in the winter, so I can't offer an opinion about it's winter capabilities.

You know, it's not a crime to let your chain get a little dry now and then - the dirt flies off of it easier when it's on the dry side. I don't understand these people who lubricate their chain so much that they have to mop it up!!!! And then they complain that it's the chainlube's fault that it's collecting dust/dirt. Duhhhh.....go figure...you'd collect dust/dirt too if somebody dunked you in a bottle of chainlube. Relax. Enjoy. Ride.

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Favorite Trail:   like the guy said: the one I'm on!

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Olympia Cycle & Ski

Similar Products Used:   10w-30 oil
3-in-1 oil
WD-40 spray lubricant


Bike Setup:   Sachs PC-51 chain, LX drivetrain (XT cassette)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan from everett wa usa

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

Strengths:    Will loosen rust from anything!!
Great on all form's of hinges
Smells good also not nasty like some
The mineral oil will eventualy dry but it leaves the Teflon
to keep on working


Weaknesses:    Have not had a lot of luck with it on aluminum/magnesium alloy to steel corrosion

Bottom Line:   
This is the best stuff that you can buy if you can find it!
I find it best in spray form.The liquid is just as good if you give it time to work. Let the stuff soak for a couple of days if you need to, but it will do a fantastic job.
I recomend it to everyone that I know.I did the door hinges in my house three years ago and they still swing in a slight breese.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   WD-40, Liquid Wrench


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Greg from Springfield, MO US

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2001

Strengths:    Fairly good lubricating properties

Weaknesses:    Attracts tons of dirt/gunk!!

Bottom Line:   
Don't use this unless you want to clean your chain very very often due to it attracting dirt like a magnet!

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Favorite Trail:   roadie

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by patrick a Cross Country Rider from cle elum washington

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2001

Strengths:    long lasting,works great in sub freezing temps , smells good

Weaknesses:    attracts dirt,so clean your bike more.

Bottom Line:   
i have been using triflow for 20 years .i started using it back when it was called triflon.the stuff is great! im a motorcycle tech. and i use triflow everyday.you can't go wrong with this lube.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   white lightening (total overated crap ) finishline


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jason F a Cross Country Rider from Fairbanks, AK

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2000

Strengths:    Good cold weather use because of the teflon

Weaknesses:    expensive up hear

Bottom Line:   
Doesn't freeze up in the sub zero temps or get sluggish.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Factory lubes and conventional oils


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John from San Jo

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2000

Strengths:    It's got teflon like stuff in it that doesn't wash off. So even if you think your chain is dry and all the oil is gone those invisible little long polymers are still working for you. It's also fairly cheap and easy to apply. Also comes in a spray can which is the best for SPD pedals. It's super easy to clean off when you need to and in the scale of dirt attracting products it's not too bad.

Weaknesses:    Attracts dirt. I should probably try something else for muddy conditions but I haven't. Needs to be applied often- I do it every other ride.

Bottom Line:   
I love Tri-Flow. I've been using it for about 8 years. It started with motorcycles and now bicycles. I think it works reall, really well. It's long-polymer gimick isn't a gimick. It's basically the same stuff they put in Slick 50 engine treatment and even when the oil dries out or spins off the stuff is still working. I do have to clean regularly, but there's no residue like you get from waxes and cleaning is a snap.

The bottom line:
It smells the best. No other lube smells soooo good when you've been climbing for a half hour on a hot day. Tri-Flow heats up and smells like cooking bananas and I love it!

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Favorite Trail:   Downieville: Butcher's Meadow

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Orchard Supply

Similar Products Used:   Pedros, White Lightning, Rock and Roll lube, Bosheild's

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth, Shimano 9 speed w. Sachs (SRAM) chain, Shimano 545 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2000

Strengths:    Lasts long, and keeps grime from sticking. Cleanup is easy as road-riding!

Weaknesses:    Between all my bikes, I usually run out when I need it most.

Bottom Line:   
Great product with nothing to complain about. Keeps everything lubed very well, while protecting everything from the disasters of nature.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   White Lightning... Just doesn't cut it!

Bike Setup:   Giant Warp DS-1. Marzzochi shocks with Azonic cockpit.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christopher Grimes a Cross Country Rider from thurmont, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2000

Strengths:    Penetrates well, lubes what it needs to

Weaknesses:    attreacts dirt

Bottom Line:   
Works great on my brake bosses, derailers, clipless pedals, shifters, ect... but not for my chain, slings off fast, or rinses off in creek, also attracts more dirt than a group of hogs. but for lubing small areas, hard to get at, it can't be beat.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   white lightning


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