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Dumond Tech Lite vs. Dumond Tech Original(5 posts)

Dumond Tech Lite vs. Dumond Tech Originalfbg111
Sep 4, 2002 4:22 PM
I just received my order for 2 bottles of Dumond Tech chain lube from Tri-specialties.com. I ordered Original but they shipped Lite. I specifically ordered Original b/c I don't trust that Lite is equally effective. The website claims that the only difference is that Lite has less odor than Original, but I don't buy it. Anyone know for sure? I'm debating whether to keep what they sent or return it for what I ordered. Both are the same price. Thanks.
Here's the link:fbg111
Sep 4, 2002 4:22 PM
http://www.tri-specialties.com/detailproduct.asp?which=355
I used the blue original stuff and it made my chain a blackHigh Gear
Sep 4, 2002 6:07 PM
-mess, it was almost like oil so I wouldn't call it a dry lube. I'll stick with Pedro's Extra dry.
I can't tell any differencegrandemamou
Sep 5, 2002 3:47 AM
and I've used them both. The biggest knock on it was the smell. It was very strong. I guess this was their remedy.

The new stuff works just as well. Just make sure your drive chain is completely clean because it will shed gunk if you don't. Apply a very little to each link run the chain around and wipe "really well". shift through the gears and wipe again. I get about 500 miles before I need to reapply.

It's not as clean as the dry lubes out there and not as messy as wet lubes. If you live in a wet or humid climate it works much better. If you end up with gunk on your bike you probably used too much or did not wipe down well enough. I tried Prolink and other dry lubes and the chain ended up rusting.
Thanks!fbg111
Sep 5, 2002 4:03 AM
I'll keep it then. Less smell, less discoloring of the chain, and it still works just as well. Wonder why they even bother to keep selling the original stuff then.

Yes, down here in SE NC, it's very humid, which is one of the reasons I chose this stuff. Other posters have said it works best in humid weather too.