Green Oil Wet Bike Chain Lube 100ml (Natural Cycle Care)
Green Oil chain lube was developed in 2007, and is the country's first biodegradable bike chain lube.
It lasts in excess of 125 miles on the chain per application and has won a wealth of awards - from environmentalists and the bike industry based purely on performance. Comes with an easy to use and much immitated 'snap cap'. Simply twist and pull off in one go. It has a fantastic long nozzle, easy to get into hard to reach areas. Now contains N-Toc, a special refined plant extract to increase durability, increasing the length of time between applications. Can also be used for cables, brake leavers, bike locks and for other lube applications (basically, it's extremely versatile). If you you happen to need to take Green Oil on a plane with you, it is within the 100ml fluid limit so you can even take it in your hand luggage (for a cheeky bit of on plane bike maintenance perhaps!).
Why use chain oil?
A chain can be over 99% efficient in transfering energy from your pedaling to kinetic energy to drive the bike forward.
Friction occurs between links, and lubricating the chain reduces this - increasing efficiency.
Also, your bike chain is exposed to the elements: water + steel = rust.
Rust = reduced efficiency.
Rust and wear due to friction of course make cycling more difficult, but also reduce the life of your bike chain. Green Oil chain lube reduces both, extending the life of your chain and reducing friction, for a smoother ride.
How is Green Oil green?
Other chain lubes out there contain PTFE and petrochemicals. They don't even bother with proper recycling information! This is crazy, as every fluid used on a bike ends up in the environment, and usually on a mechanic's hands. And your hands, and in your garden. Most street drains lead to rivers too.
- PTFE creates a carcinogen in its production.
- PTFE accumulates in the food chain, after your bike chain. We don't use PTFE
- Petrochemicals often do harm in the environment and aquatic life
Green Oil therefore don't use PTFE or petrochemicals, only natural ingredients. Green Oil Wet Chain Lube is 100% biodegradable.
We don't use palm oil - all our ingredients are sustainably sourced. We use plant based ingredients, natural molecules with similar long chain molecules to those found in petrochemicals. The mixture used is sticky enough to stay on the chain, but not so sticky excess dirt sticks to it.
Every Green Oil bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic - so don't be surprised if the bottle is a curious colour!