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prolink opinions(7 posts)

prolink opinionstnbiker
Jun 23, 2003 8:03 AM
Is prolink as good as Lennard Zinn says it is? They make some outrageous claims about the product, like it will make your drivetrain last longer. Is prolink that much better than a standard teflon lube like triflow?

How well does prolink work on road vs. mtn bikes?
In dry conditions pretty good in wet so-so (nm)abicirider
Jun 23, 2003 8:22 AM
Not sure about their marketing claims, butJL
Jun 23, 2003 10:08 AM
in my experience it's been excellent. The East Coast has had "less than friendly" cycling weather this year, and it's held up well in wet or dry. Just "follow the rules" best described by our very own Kerry:

Lube discussion

I sometimes do it sooner than 300 miles if it's been raining a lot, but I haven't had to do that often.

Happy riding.

home recipe is just as goodclimbo
Jun 23, 2003 10:43 AM
3 parts Mineral Spirits to 1 part motor oil (or thereabouts), on all bikes, in all weather. Just use more or less depending on what/where you ride. Cheap, easy, no problems for 2 years on my bikes.
re: prolink opinionsSeamusAD
Jun 23, 2003 12:34 PM
I became a believer when I was riding off road exclusively. My chain remained clean in both wet and dry conditions.

I now ride road almost exclusively, and I am rather disenchanted with its performance on pavement. I consider it to be average as a road lube. It simply collects too much dirt.

If you do decide to use Prolink, keep in mind that unlike most lubes it does not not provide rust protection. Wipe your chain after wet rides.
similar to Pedro's for wet weatherGeardaddy
Jun 23, 2003 12:39 PM
I just recently have tried out Prolink and I find it to be very similar to Pedro's stuff for wet conditions. It works well, but I don't like the fact that it seems to really pick up dirt and such (just like the Pedro's wet). I find that I have to clean the chain more often.

I like Pedro's dry better. You have to re-apply before rides more often, but the chain seems to stay cleaner. I also have Finish Line's teflon stuff, and that works OK too.
Prolink OK -Slick Willy betterDoc Hollywood
Jun 23, 2003 6:38 PM
Prolink is Good if it is dry,b ut IMHO Slick Willy is better. Lasts longer both in dry and wet weather. Prolink has atendency to "washout" during wet rides.

Just another guy's opinion.