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Ice Wax 2.0 from Pedro's is a chain lubricant that aims to reduce the time you spend cleaning your chain, by doing it for you in part. A lube for dry conditions, it's perfect for spring.
The wax comes in varying sized bottles depending on your preference. The 100ml bottle is a decent size and should last a while. It has a simple screw cap and the applicator nozzle is small enough that you can apply the lube directly to wherever you want it.
As a dry lube, it is designed for mixed riding, but mainly in dry conditions (it will work with the odd puddle or splash). The wax is supposed to wear off over time, and in the process of doing this, it leaves a cleaner chain by taking off any grime with it.
For the first application, it was applied to an already clean chain. The wax is waterier than other lubes I have used. I thought this would make it harder to apply, but the opposite is true. The nozzle is extremely narrow so no lube is wasted as it comes out fairly slowly, making application simple.
Pedro's recommend waiting at least an hour before you ride after applying, to give the lube time to dry. Because once dry, they say, it gives your chain a protective coating. I added it at the end of a ride, so it was left overnight (Pedros say this is an ideal length of time).
At the end of the ride, the chain looked pretty clean. Over the following week, the routine of light cleaning and lubing the chain continued. One thing that was certain was that my chain stayed looking like a clean chain as opposed to the usual black colour it can go.
The wax is easy to apply and remove. And you definitely start to notice that it works after a few applications. It's also biodegradable which ticks the environmental box.
As a low maintenance lube, this one is perfect for spring/summer riding.
As a dry lube, this performs brilliantly well and will reduce cleaning effort.
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Make and model: Pedros Ice Wax 2.0
Size tested: n/a
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
A lube for dry to mixed conditions aimed at all cyclists. Pedro's say "Ice Wax is an advanced natural wax dry chain lube. The biodegradable formula features a solvent-free detergent carrier which goes on wet to penetrate and flush dirt and grime during application. The carrier then evaporates leaving a semi-solid dry wax coating on the surfaces of the chain which provides excellent lubrication, efficiency, and wear protection. Though best in dry conditions the coating of wax also repels water from puddles or stream crossings." I found the wax performed very well on both my road and mountain bike.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Blocks dirt to keep drivetrain clean and efficient.
Advanced biodegradable detergent carrier removes dirt & grime during application.
Dries to protective natural wax coating with excellent lubrication properties and durability.
The wax is easy to apply, remove, and it does seem to be doing exactly what it should.
A slightly more expensive lube, but it will last and it really does keep your chain in good condition.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
My chain looks like new, the lube absolutely lives up to its designed use.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked that lube was really easy to apply.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Giant defy My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,