Chain Lube Efficiency Tests

Friction Facts and Velo News collaborated on two chain lubricant efficiency tests. The first test was released in Velo News in March 2013. The follow up test was released in March 2014. This document contains both of the articles, respective test results, and commentary. In total, 55 different lubricants were tested. A summary graph of the combined results appears below for quick reference.

UFO Drip Chain Coating was added to the graph below based on Friction Facts test results. UFO Drip was not available at the time of the Velo News tests and therefore added recently.

Note- The data in the graph pertains only to user-applied lubricants. Factory-prepped racing chains are not included.