Pedros Ice Wax Lube

Pedros Ice Wax Lube 

DESCRIPTION

The first layer is a water-based detergent that cleans the surface of the chain without using harmful solvents; the second layer is a silicone/teflon lubricant that penetrates into the links of the chain and then hardens into a amorphous (soft) wax.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 09, 2012]
hal0ofwint3r
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

quiet and clean shifts, cleans as you ride, keeps dirt off chain, no mess

Weakness:

none at all

i don't know why people give such a bad rap for this product. 1, read the directions. 2, why would you not want to lube your chain before each ride? doesn't make sense. if i were to step outside right now with my bike and start riding, i'd want to make sure it's CLEANED & LUBED before each ride, so performance is at BEST. 3, why would you use it for wet conditions? i see people say not great for wet conditions. that's what syn lube is for, or any other wet conditions lube. yes, you will go through puddles of water or mud in dry conditions still, but i've used this stuff for a while and still haven't had a problem with it yet. maybe people aren't applying enough on their chain.

Similar Products Used:

pedro's syn lube, finish line dry lube

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 06, 2009]
rideronthestorm
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It works

Weakness:

you do have apply before each ride. Chain does need to be clean.

Bottom line on this is that it works as long as you apply to a clean chain. It does keep your chain clean in dusty loose conditions. I used pro link and it's good but sand and dust stuck to it a lot more then using a wax lubricant. I'll continue to use it until I try something better this it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 09, 2009]
Julian
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

*It cleans the chain well

Weakness:

*You have to reapply it before each ride. Who would want to waste their time doing that?
*The directions on how to use it (which are supposed to be for 'first-time users') are vague. They don't tell you where exactly you need to apply the lubricant. Apparently, it's quite important that you apply the lubricant on parts other than the chain, or you risk damaging your drivetrain.
*The main advantage of the product - that it is a cleaner and lubricant in one product - is useless, unless you enjoy maintaining your bike after each ride.

I definitely would not recommend this product. It would be more worthwhile to buy a degreaser and a conventional lubricant. Buying these separately might be a bit more expensive, but at least you won't have to waste time and get yourself dirty applying the ridiculous ice wax on your bike before each ride.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 02, 2009]
skerry00
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

ZERO

Weakness:

A few miles (10 or so) in and my drivetrain is screaming. This stuff doesn't last.

Skip it.

Similar Products Used:

White Lightning, Boeshield, Prolink

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 22, 2009]
Russ
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Cleans while you ride.

Weakness:

Not a weakness but you do have to reapply after (or before) every ride

Conventional lube vs wax lubes is like the chevy vs ford debate. There are valid points on both sides of the argument. Bottom line is it comes down to preference. If you're the type of rider that likes to lube up on occation and ride until your chain is black and filthy before you clean it, stick with the conventional. If you don't mind dabbing a little on after (or before) each ride, and you like a product that repells dirt and grime rather than inviting it to stick to your drivetrain, this is a great product. One of the reviews says, "this will damage your drive train", that is not true provided your chain is perfectly clean before application. Problems can arise however if you apply any waxy lube on a dirty chain...then it will damage your drivetrain! MAKE SURE YOUR CHAIN AND CASSETTE ARE CLEAN BEFORE APPLYING! Reapplication is required because of how waxy lubes work. As you ride your chain picks up dirt. With a conventional lube this dirt sticks to your chain. With a waxy lube, the the dirt chips off and takes a small amount of lube with it. After a long ride there won't be much lube left. Hence, the need for reapplication. Pedro's Ice wax lasts about as long as other similar products. Lastly, this is not a good lube for consistantly wet areas such as the northwest coast. If you ride in coastal areas it's probably better to stick to a conventional lube.

Similar Products Used:

White Lightning

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 22, 2003]
Grant
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

It's very difficult to over apply. It succeeds in keeping the chain very clean.

Weakness:

In the drip bottle at least, I don't think a bottle will go very far. Maybe not the most economical choice.

I have been very pleased with how well the Ice Wax works. I wipe the chain down after riding, apply the stuff, then wipe it down ten minutes later. Though this regimen means I'm using a lot of lube, it's worth it to me since I'm not dealing with the horrible black gunk that comes with Triflow or Finish Line and I don't have to legitimately clean the chain nearly as much. I fully expect this to help the life of my chainrings if for no other reason than the piles and piles and dirt I'm used to seeing with other lubes jsut aren't there.

Similar Products Used:

Triflow, Finish Line, Pedro's Ultra Dry

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 31, 2003]
Jimbo
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Available at LBS.
You don't have to call out 'On your left', because people move over to see what's making all the squeaking noise.

Weakness:

Does not work, lasts less than 1 ride,lets you know your chain is still there because you can hear it squeaking. Poor shifting.

I have 3 race bikes than I have to maintain. I used to use White Lightning but the last half of the bottle would plug up the hole and you could not get the product out. Ice wax was recommended by my LBS. After 1 ride, about 10 km, (6 miles) my chain started sqeaking, I relubed and the sqeaking came back after 1 ride again. Thought my chain was rusting. Cleaned all the Ice Wax off and lubed with 3 in 1 oil. No more squeak. After a few rides, cleaned off the 3 in 1 and relubed with Ice Wax. 1 ride later the squeaking was back. This stuff is crap. I think I'll try Mobil 1 Synthetic Spray Lubricant, if I can find it. If not, the 3 in 1 is still a better option.

Similar Products Used:

White lightning, White lightning Race, 3 in 1.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 05, 2003]
Zyppyty
Racer

Strength:

Doesn't smell too bad and applies easily.

Weakness:

I'm mostly a roadie and this sh!t lasts at most about an hour in dry conditions. I usually have to stop and water my chain (at least it's a Wippermann)! In the rain it's OK at best.

ProGold Prolink is better. Hell, water works as well and lasts about the same.

Similar Products Used:

you name it

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 14, 2007]
JD Baldwin
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Nice, quiet, penetrating lube that will last forever in dry conditions.
Easy to apply.

Weakness:

Not really long-lasting in mud
To apply it properly, it should be left on the chain thick, for a few hours in the sun

Not a bad lube at all, and really excellent if your chain isn't going to be spattered with mud and wet grit.

Similar Products Used:

I've tried most lubes

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 23, 2007]
Erik St-Gelais
Downhiller

Strength:

It cleans while you ride, it last longer than they say

Weakness:

none, its lube, if it works, well, it works lol

Its woth the money

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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