SMOOVE UNIVERSAL CHAIN LUBE is a long lasting lubricant formulated to withstand even the most demanding conditions. Whether in wet or dry conditions, SMOOVE is extremely durable and one application lasts a whole ride, effectively protecting your mechanical drive train components from wear and tear. SMOOVE also reduces friction, enabling you to unlock optimal performances. SMOOVE is self-cleansing, 100% biodegradable and solvent free.
Developed in South Africa, we're proud to bring SMOOVE to the riders of Australia! SMOOVE took over three years to develop, shaped by constant feedback from riders testing coded samples back to back in the harsh South African conditions. The result is a true universal chain lube ideally suited to Australian conditions. From road through to MTB and CX, SMOOVE has it covered!
SMOOVE™ Universal Chain Lube now has a partner –SMOOVE™ PREP Chain Cleaner. You asked and we listened, now, after months of behind the scenes testing and development, we are proud to announce the launch of SMOOVE™ PREP. Think of SMOOVE™ PREP as the conditioner to your shampoo, the milk in your coffee, the seat on your seat post… ok, you get the idea!
We developed SMOOVE™ Universal Chain Lube to be the longest lasting chain lubricant available – and it is – but every now and then, your drivetrain needs some proper cleaning and this is where SMOOVE™ PREP comes in.
SMOOVE™ PREP was developed with special “stuff” (read: lots of technical polymer science stuff) that is specifically formulated to clean, dissolve and neutralize SMOOVE™ Universal Chain Lube in just two easy steps. (The fresh natural citrus smell is part of the magic ‘active ingredients’ – our secret!)
HOW TO APPLY SMOOVE
HOW TO USE SMOOVE PREP
HOW DO I APPLY SMOOVE?
It works best to apply the lube on the inside of the chain in the middle of the rollers. Squeeze the bottle gently to release a constant flow of lube on the chain and keep on going until a small web or bubble forms between the rollers on the narrow link. Work the Lube into the chain by back pedaling about 20 rotations. Leave overnight to dry.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY CHAIN WHEN I USE SMOOVE?
Use SMOOVE PREP chain cleaner! If you do not have access to PREP, it is best to use a citrus based degreaser when cleaning your chain, if you use a normal degreaser make sure to use hot water to help soften the lube so that the surfactant in the soap can break down the lube.
WHAT DO I USE TO CLEAN THE STICKY PROTECTIVE FILM ON A NEW CHAIN?
The best way is to clean a new chain with kerosene or paraffin, make sure to use a soap as a final cleaning step to get rid of the oily film that the hydrocarbon solvent leaves behind.
HOW MUCH SMOOVE SHOULD I APPLY?
Smoove works best if you apply a heavy application less often. Refer to the correct application video.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY SMOOVE?
The best results is achieved with Smoove when you only apply it when the chain start sounding dry or when you scrub and degrease the chain. When the bike gets a normal wash to remove dust it is normally not necessary to reapply Smoove.
MY CASSETTE AND DERAILLEUR PULLEY WHEELS ARE GUNKING UP, HOW CAN I REDUCE THIS?
This is normally a tell-tale sign that you are applying lube too often, try applying more lube less often.
WILL SMOOVE WORK IN WET CONDITIONS?
Smoove was engineered to work in 90% of all conditions and it’s the only true universal chain lube on the market.
IS IT FINE TO APPLY SMOOVE JUST BEFORE THE RIDE?
Smoove works best if you give it proper time to dry before the ride. We advise that you apply it the night before.
WILL SMOOVE WORK ON MY ROAD BIKE?
Smoove works unbelievably well on road bikes, simply apply as per the instructions.
WILL SMOOVE HELP PROTECT MY DRIVETRAIN?
We have consistently measured improved drivetrain wear when using SMOOVE, however it will greatly depend on what type of riding you do and what conditions you mostly ride in.
WHY SHOULD I LUBE MY CHAIN?
The forces inside a roller chain cause the metal surfaces to wear and creates friction that leads to power loss. Lubing your chain with Smoove will drastically reduce this.
THE NOZZLE IS CLOGGING UP, HOW DO I PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING?
It is very important to always screw the cap back on preventing the lube inside the nozzle from drying out and forming a plug. It also helps to make sure that the nozzle doesn’t touch the chain to prevent pieces of debris getting stuck in the tip.
CAN SMOOVE BE USED FOR ANYTHING ELSE?
Smoove was specifically engineered for bicycle chains but it works very well to lube your gear cables and housings.