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  • As dirt sticks to white lightning, a small portion sloughs off taking the dirt with it and providing self-cleaning action for all your bike parts
  • Easy to apply--just pour on, wipe off excess and let dry; re-apply as necessary; 8-ounce bottle is great for multiple applications at shop or home
  • Use it on chains, cables, cleats and all pivot points
  • Regular use results in quicker shifting, lower friction and less wear on your bike's moving parts

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This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Cannot be sent to Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.

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Best Use Cycling
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST if you know how to use it This stuff is great for road bikes, IF you use it properly. A lot of folks who complain that they don't get good results with Clean Ride or other "dry" lubes are applying the stuff to a drivetrain that already has "wet" lube residue on it, and/or they aren't letting the "dry" lube dry before they ride. Those things are a no-no. Take the time to do it right--strip your drivetrain of any old lube, grime, residue, let it dry fully, then start fresh with Clean Ride. Lube every 150 miles or so AFTER a ride, not just before, so it can dry fully before you go turning the cranks again. I've tried a bunch of different lubes and for my road bike, nothing beats Clean Ride.
Date published: 2012-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not work at all for me used this on my dura-ace 7900 drivetrain with horrible results. seemed to last maybe 30-40 miles, then my shifts were slow, and i started getting squeeking from my chain. i used about half a bottle over several weeks trying to figure out what the problem was, but once i switched back to my old lube, my shifts were fast and clean, the squeaking went away, and the drivetrain is like new again. i was happy to toss the half used bottle in the trash. **i ride between 100-150 miles a week, compete in triathons and use a citrus degreaser between lubes. had good luck with rock n roll blue as well as tri-flow.
Date published: 2011-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike lube I ever used This is the only bike lube I use now. As long as you do not put on excessive amount that it starts to build up, the lube is self-cleaning. When the dirt builds up, the bits of wax in the lube flakes off and you are left with a clean chain. My only complaint is that its a bit thin and the opening on the bottle is a little too big so that when you turn the bottle upside down to apply the lube, a stream of it shoots out wasting and getting the ground all waxy. As it gets hotter, more it shoots out.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT the best for wet or road I would not recommend this product for either wet conditions or typical road riding. I used tri flow before clean ride and only switched because I thought I needed a heavier duty winter lubricant. Clean ride accomplished the opposite of its name; it built up over time as I applied it, collected dirt and started to leave a thick crud on my derailleur. Worst in my opinion is my chain became tacky and I could actually feel the added resistance in my ride. Maybe this stuff is good in dry, dirty or dusty conditions, but I say go for lighter, wet lubricants all-year like tri flow or prolink. I've gone back to tri flow, felt an immediate improvement (after using some pretty heavy duty degreaser to get the wax off).
Date published: 2009-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting chain lube My wife & I have been using this for years. It's a very long lasting 'dry' chain lube. It goes on wet, then drys to a thin film that does not attract nearly as much dust & dirt as many other lubes we've tried. Just wipe the freshly lubed chain after it drys and you're good to go for a couple of months, even in the rain!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean Ride, I love You! I am reviewing the Clean Ride lube. I want to share my opinions of White Lightning Clean Ride. I am a multi discipline competitive bike racer. I have used White Lightning products for fifteen years and really like the smooth new formula of Clean Ride. The wax integrates into the lube very smoothly. I use Clean Ride on my time trial bike, mountain bike, road bike, and cross bike. I like the clean application and thinner formula. The wax coats the chain evenly. I lube my chain during rides by carrying a 2oz bottle and usually re lube on the mid point of a three hour ride. I am in the middle of Cross season and have discovered that Clean Ride keeps my chain and drive train clean, even when the conditions are wet, very muddy and sandy. I Love this lube and have recommended this to our racing team and they use it religiously. Several of the veteran Elite racers have commented on the versatility of Clean Ride. Keep up the good work White Lightning!!
Date published: 2008-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Field tested in South Africa Field tested White Lightning on singletrack, rural bike commuting, and road riding for two years in dry, hot and cold (highveld) conditions in rural South Africa. If I could only have one kind of lube available, White Lightning would be it. Kept my drivetrain operable, even when the rest of the rig failed spectacularly. My only suggestion would be to wipe it down.
Date published: 2007-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best overall lube I have biked for decades and found white lighting the best overall lube on the market for dry conditions. I love the fact that the chain is clean to the touch and the you don't have to clean dirty lube to add more white lighting.
Date published: 2007-09-05
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST if you know how to use it This stuff is great for road bikes, IF you use it properly. A lot of folks who complain that they don't get good results with Clean Ride or other "dry" lubes are applying the stuff to a drivetrain that already has "wet" lube residue on it, and/or they aren't letting the "dry" lube dry before they ride. Those things are a no-no. Take the time to do it right--strip your drivetrain of any old lube, grime, residue, let it dry fully, then start fresh with Clean Ride. Lube every 150 miles or so AFTER a ride, not just before, so it can dry fully before you go turning the cranks again. I've tried a bunch of different lubes and for my road bike, nothing beats Clean Ride.
Date published: 2012-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not work at all for me used this on my dura-ace 7900 drivetrain with horrible results. seemed to last maybe 30-40 miles, then my shifts were slow, and i started getting squeeking from my chain. i used about half a bottle over several weeks trying to figure out what the problem was, but once i switched back to my old lube, my shifts were fast and clean, the squeaking went away, and the drivetrain is like new again. i was happy to toss the half used bottle in the trash. **i ride between 100-150 miles a week, compete in triathons and use a citrus degreaser between lubes. had good luck with rock n roll blue as well as tri-flow.
Date published: 2011-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike lube I ever used This is the only bike lube I use now. As long as you do not put on excessive amount that it starts to build up, the lube is self-cleaning. When the dirt builds up, the bits of wax in the lube flakes off and you are left with a clean chain. My only complaint is that its a bit thin and the opening on the bottle is a little too big so that when you turn the bottle upside down to apply the lube, a stream of it shoots out wasting and getting the ground all waxy. As it gets hotter, more it shoots out.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT the best for wet or road I would not recommend this product for either wet conditions or typical road riding. I used tri flow before clean ride and only switched because I thought I needed a heavier duty winter lubricant. Clean ride accomplished the opposite of its name; it built up over time as I applied it, collected dirt and started to leave a thick crud on my derailleur. Worst in my opinion is my chain became tacky and I could actually feel the added resistance in my ride. Maybe this stuff is good in dry, dirty or dusty conditions, but I say go for lighter, wet lubricants all-year like tri flow or prolink. I've gone back to tri flow, felt an immediate improvement (after using some pretty heavy duty degreaser to get the wax off).
Date published: 2009-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting chain lube My wife & I have been using this for years. It's a very long lasting 'dry' chain lube. It goes on wet, then drys to a thin film that does not attract nearly as much dust & dirt as many other lubes we've tried. Just wipe the freshly lubed chain after it drys and you're good to go for a couple of months, even in the rain!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean Ride, I love You! I am reviewing the Clean Ride lube. I want to share my opinions of White Lightning Clean Ride. I am a multi discipline competitive bike racer. I have used White Lightning products for fifteen years and really like the smooth new formula of Clean Ride. The wax integrates into the lube very smoothly. I use Clean Ride on my time trial bike, mountain bike, road bike, and cross bike. I like the clean application and thinner formula. The wax coats the chain evenly. I lube my chain during rides by carrying a 2oz bottle and usually re lube on the mid point of a three hour ride. I am in the middle of Cross season and have discovered that Clean Ride keeps my chain and drive train clean, even when the conditions are wet, very muddy and sandy. I Love this lube and have recommended this to our racing team and they use it religiously. Several of the veteran Elite racers have commented on the versatility of Clean Ride. Keep up the good work White Lightning!!
Date published: 2008-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Field tested in South Africa Field tested White Lightning on singletrack, rural bike commuting, and road riding for two years in dry, hot and cold (highveld) conditions in rural South Africa. If I could only have one kind of lube available, White Lightning would be it. Kept my drivetrain operable, even when the rest of the rig failed spectacularly. My only suggestion would be to wipe it down.
Date published: 2007-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best overall lube I have biked for decades and found white lighting the best overall lube on the market for dry conditions. I love the fact that the chain is clean to the touch and the you don't have to clean dirty lube to add more white lighting.
Date published: 2007-09-05
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