We appreciate the feedback that we are receiving concerning PROLINK CHAIN LUBE. The response is very encouraging and we are making every effort to continually upgrade product information for you. To speed up the process here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
“What’s the best way to apply PROLINK?”
Applying PROLINK properly the first time will help to insure maximum benefits. The ideal approach would be to apply PROLINK liberally and run the chain for 1 to 2 minutes. Wipe the black mess off with a rag and repeat the process one to two more times until the chain is relatively clean. Apply PROLINK lightly one more time, wipe off the excess then just ride. If you desire a very dry chain, clean your chain after your first ride with a cleaner or mild detergent as your normally would, but do not relube the chain until necessary. In wet or muddy conditions, apply PROLINK before and after the ride to insure corrosion protection. Avoid the use of solvent-based detergents.
“ Do I have to clean the chain before applying PROLINK?”
Absolutely not! Its true that the chain must be clean for PROLINK to work, but in fact, it is much better to use PROLINK to clean the chain. PROLINK will do as good a job of cleaning as other cleaners on the market yet will not compete with the “MFR” (Metal Friction Reducer) while it is treating the metal surface. While other cleaners may clean between the pin and bushing, they might also contain additives which could hinder the effects of MFR.
“How long will PROLINK last?”
The answer depends on what type riding you do. Feedback indicates that you should ride 2-3 times longer between applications as compared with what you had been using. This is based on what you determine to be the first sign that re-application is necessary, (i.e. squeaking, link binding, or that containment begins to stick to the chain).
“Is it possible to use too much PROLINK?”
Since PROLINK contains no solids like Teflon, graphite, moly, or waxes to build up and get tacky, overuse is not possible. Although each application will, in effect “start the clock” again, why not make PROLINK work for you? Resist the temptation to re-lube until needed, That way you’ll learn the real advantage of PROLINK.
“Will PROLINK wash off when I clean my bike?”
Not if you just use soap and water or a mild degreaser. Remember, PROLINK repels moisture so rinsing off the bike is not a problem. Avoid the use of solvent-based degreasers.
“How does PROLINK perform around salt water?”
I assume we are talking about corrosion since PROLINK will perform actually well around salt water when it comes to keeping the chain clean and free from contamination. Salt water is extremely aggressive and the only way, at least today, to obtain long-term rust protection is by providing a coating that “thickness”. Unfortunately, thickness also means a tacky buildup of contamination and abrasives which translates into accelerated wear. Having said that, our experience has been PROLINK will perform as well as any chain lube on the marker when it comes to rust prevention. A salt-water environment will simply require more frequent applications to ensure maximum corrosion protection.
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“I’ve used ‘em all, wet, dry, waxed, self-cleaning, you name it, even motor oil with graphite. Nothing has ever impressed me for its longevity, cleanliness, and extension of chain life like ProLink Chain Lube with MFR (Metal Friction Reducer). I apply it Ľ as often as any other lube and yet my chain lasts 3 to 5 times longer than it ever has. And it’s clean! How does it work? I have no idea, I just know I can’t afford not to use it.”
Don Cook – Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Co-Director
“Every year I ride over 5,000 commuter miles in all kinds of weather. ProLink and PG2000 are easy to apply, keep my drive train running smooth, and help fight corrosion from road salt and grit. If these great lubes work for me at –20 degrees, they will work for you!”
Matt Moore, Shipping Manager, Quality Bicycle Products, Bloomington, MN
What is MFR?
ProGold Products blends the MFR (Metal Friction Reducer) Technology into and excellent penetrating, oxidation and corrosion inhibiting chain lube. Using the chain lube to transport the MFR to all metal surfaces ProGold MFR actually bonds to the metal. Once bonded, the ProGold MFR molecule creates a sacrificial surface that reduces friction and wear by about 50%. This layer of lubrication extends the life of metal surfaces as it wears off.
ProLink Chain Lube reduces friction and wear, allowing smoother operation of your chain and cables. ProLink will keep your chain and drive train area clean and as drag free as possible. ProLink will allow you to eliminate the need for degreasers and solvent based cleaners. ProLink contains no solids like Teflon, wax, moly or graphite. Prolink in a thin-bodied lubricant that does not buildup or become tacky.
The ProGold Cable Luber is a unique tool which allows precise pinpoint lubrication and allows you to get to those hard to reach places. The Luber will allow you to clean and lube the bike cables without removing them from the bike. The luber reduces product waste and is refillable which makes it cost efficient.
The Benefits of
ProLink Chain Lube
· Will not let dirt and grit stick to the chain in wet or dry conditions
· Repels moisture and reduces Oxidation/corrosion
· Can work as a dry lubricant
· Smoother shifting, quieter drive train
· Cleans and lubricates as you ride
· Sheds dirt, mud and abrasives
· Disperses water and resists wash off
· Will not build up or get tacky
· Longer chain and sprocket life
· Greatly reduces time spent cleaning drive train
· Will last 2 to 3 times longer
· More ride time for your dollar
· Is environmentally friendly
· Works well in all climates
HERE'S WHY TO USE PRO LINK CHAIN LUBE ON YOUR MTB DRIVETRAIN
*Nothing beats the ultraslick feel of a just-oiled chain. But that feeling disappears quickly as dirt and grit accumulate. You could use a dry lube, which doesn’t accumulate dirt-but isn’t as good at friction fighting. Or your could use ProLink.
*ProLink chain lube somehow does the impossible, combining the friction-fighting qualities of a wet lube with the cleanness of a dry lube. Other dry lubes we’ve tried have been either particle-based (usually Teflon or graphite) or wax-based.
*ProLink is completely different. It’s called a “metal treatment,” which means it doesn’t depend on a layer of oil or particles to shield the chain from wear. This also means it’s resistant to solvents such as Simple Green, water, dirt and repeated washings.
*To be honest, the “metal treatment” hype smacks of late-night infomercial. But the stuff works. We slung ProLink onto a dirty chain, let it flush the old and grit away, and after pedaling it around for awhile wet, dried the chain and subjected it to a cycle of ride, wash and repeat. Through it all the chain remained clean- cranks spinning backwards with that slick effortless new-chain feel-and the cogs and chainrings remained dirt-free.
*It’s counterintuitive to ride an almost dry-to-touch chain, but that’s what ProLink lets you do. And it doesn’t require repeated applications as often as other dry lubes we’ve tried. Magic stuff, and at $6.99 for a 4-ounce bottle it’s cheaper than a lot of other high-tech dry lubes.
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ProLink Chain Lube
|Editor's Choice Award - Bicycling MagazineNothing beats the ultraslick feel of a just-oiled chain. But that feeling disappears quickly as dirt and grit accumulate. You could use a dry lube, which doesn't accumulate dirt --but isn't as good at friction fighting. Or you could use ProLink.|
ProLink chain lube somehow does the impossible, combining the friction-fighting qualities of a wet lube with the cleanness of a dry lube. Other dry lubes we've tried have been either particle-based (usually Teflon or graphite) or wax-based.
ProLink is completely different. It's called a "metal treatment," which means it doesn't depend on a layer of oil or particles to shield the chain from wear. This also means it's resistant to solvents such as Simple Green, water, dirt and repeated washings.
To be honest, the "metal treatment" hype smacks of late-night infomercial. But the stuff works. We slung ProLink onto a dirty chain, let it flush the old lube and grit away, and after pedaling it around for awhile wet, dried the chain and subjected it to a cycle of ride, wash and repeat. Through it all the chain remained clean--cranks spinning backwards with that slick, effortless new-chain feel--and the cogs and chainrings remained dirt-free.
It's counterintuitive to ride an almost dry-to-the-touch chain, but that's what ProLink lets you do. And it doesn't require repeated applications as often as other dry lubes we've tried. Magic stuff, and at $6 for a 4-ounce bottle it's cheaper than a lot of other high-tech dry lubes.