Definitely sounds like operator error.Anyone who has any attention to detail and knows the sound of a drivetrain that needs lube knows that dry lube doesn't work.
I know very well what an unlubed drivetrain sounds like, and I know dry lube works very well in my situation.Anyone who has any attention to detail and knows the sound of a drivetrain that needs lube knows that dry lube doesn't work.
In extremely dusty conditions, I apply after ever ride (10-15 mi). In regular dry conditions, I apply every other ride.Wax cannot flow in it's solid state, so once it gets scraped off it no longer provides lubricating properties. That is why dry lubes need to be re-applied constantly. I tried the dry lube thing when I was living down in Las Vegas, none would last a 20 mile ride without needing re-application in completely dry conditions.
Instructions always followed exactly as written on the bottle, I've lubed more chains than most people as a mechanic for 8 years so I'm beyond competent. Most dry lubes have you wastefully pour the crap all over the chain then let it soak in while the solvent carrier evaporates (nice VOC action going on there). The the now dry wax simply sheds off or the metal to metal contact shears the wax off and since dried wax cannot flow, it can't re-lubricate so it simply falls off or is pushed out of the chain. So you have to put more on...constantly. Does it keep your chain clean, yes. Does it properly lubricate the inner workings of your chain, not for very long.Lets not forget that the part of a chain that requires lube is the part we cannot see or touch, and in fact, it is ideal that we can't see or touch any of the lube. If you cannot regularly get through one dry ride with a dry lube, you're not letting your lube work in to your chain enough.