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Squirt lube is the result of brainstorming sessions from a South African MTB friends club. This consisted of a lawyer, a pharmacist and an engineer who were dissatisfied and frustrated with the existing chain oils.
There was no lubricant at that time with which the chain lasted a marathon. Furthermore, dirt and the resulting creaking caused too much wear to the drive train.
Research and trial and error led to a new lubricant that did meet the requirements. Finally a product where the chain (both under wet and dry conditions) stays really clean.
In two years, Squirt became the market leader in chain lubricants in South Africa. The cycling and MTB sport is very popular there.
Europe, Australia and the US soon followed.
Squirt lube consists of, among other things, different types of wax that are processed in an emulsion; this has the advantage that it contains an exceptionally high percentage of wax.
After application, the liquid penetrates into the openings between the inner pins, rollers and plates of the chain. The water evaporates slowly and the wax leaves a layer that is water, sand and dirt repellent (oil / teflon attracts dirt!).
The chain therefore remains clean and runs smoothly, so that there is considerably less wear on the components of the drive train.