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10 Best Bike Chain Oils UK 2022 | Fenwicks, WD-40 and More

Just like any other vehicle, bicycles require regular upkeep and maintenance to ensure they're kept in working order. That's why using the right bike chain oil or bicycle chain lube is crucial for extending your bike's lifespan and improving performance.


Choosing the best bike chain oil can be overwhelming, as there are various options designed for different environments and how often you use your bike. To save you time, we've reviewed and compared the top 10 bike chain oils and lubricants in the UK, including WD-40, Muc-Off, Fenwicks and Finish Line for racing bikes, road bikes, MTBs and more.

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  • Last updated: 05-08-2022
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How to Choose a Bike Chain Oil in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Choose a Spray Oil for Easy Application, or a Liquid Lubricant for Accuracy
  2. Pick a Wet, Dry or All Purpose Lubricant Based on the Weather Conditions You Cycle In
  3.  Look For Additional Polymers, Moisture-Repellant, and Anti-corrosion Formulas

1. Choose a Spray Oil for Easy Application, or a Liquid Lubricant for Accuracy

1. Choose a Spray Oil for Easy Application, or a Liquid Lubricant for Accuracy

The first thing you'll want to consider is whether you'd prefer a liquid or spray lubricant as both come with drawbacks and benefits. Spray oils are easy to apply thanks to the pressurised container, making them a good option for quickly and easily lubricating your chain and gears. However, accuracy can be difficult, meaning you may end up using more than you need and creating a mess.


Liquid lubricants require a bit more precision to use, but are far more accurate, helping to avoid any unwanted spillage. They do tend to be more expensive than spray oils. Although, they will go a lot further per millilitre, which may be well worth the investment if you cycle regularly.


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2. Pick a Wet, Dry, or All-Purpose Lubricant Depending on the Weather Conditions You Cycle In

2. Pick a Wet, Dry, or All-Purpose Lubricant Depending on the Weather Conditions You Cycle In

Depending on the conditions you ride in, you'll need a wet, dry, or all-purpose lubricant. Dry oils are better suited to serious racing or mountain bikes, as it's usually thinner and doesn't pick up dirt and grit in the same way a wet oil can. The downside is that it has to be reapplied often, especially in winter as it washes away in the rain.


Wet and all-purpose oils make a better choice for UK weather conditions and regular bike usage, as you don't have to constantly reapply it. The more waterproof the oil, the more viscous it tends to be meaning it can pick up dirt that can affect the smoothness of your ride. For general and recreational use, this isn't noticeable, but can make all the difference when competing.


Don't get caught out on the road by picking up a bike tool kit!

3. Look For Additional Polymers, Moisture-Repellant, and Anti-corrosion Formulas

3. Look For Additional Polymers, Moisture-Repellant, and Anti-corrosion Formulas

When considering any bike chain oil, you'll want to have some idea of what the lubricant is made of. Some formulas will include silicone, Teflon, and other added polymers which can increase the oil's efficiency and resistance to water and dirt. Anti-rust and corrosion formulas are also common in bike chain oils to help keep all moving parts healthy.


If you've switched to cycling because of its green credentials, you may want to avoid oils and lubricants with added silicone. That said, the benefits of a high-quality, long-lasting oil far outweigh the negatives, and it's worth noting that nearly all synthetic oils are biodegradable, including Teflon.


Avoid getting stranded out in the countryside by carrying a puncture repair kit wherever you cycle!

Compare the Best Bike Chain Oils

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:


  1. WD-40 - All Conditions Chain Lube for £6.00
  2. Fenwick's - Wet Weather Chain Lubricant for £6.89
  3. Finish Line - Dry Cycling Chain Lubricant for £12.95
  4. Muc-Off - Dry Lube for £6.75
  5. GT85 - Multi-purpose PTFE Spray for £3.75

This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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WD-40 All Conditions Chain Lube 1

WD-40

2
Fenwick's  Wet Weather Chain Lubricant 1

Fenwick's

3
Finish Line Dry Cycling Chain Lubricant 1

Finish Line

4
Muc-Off Dry Lube 1

Muc-Off

5
GT85  Multi-purpose PTFE Spray 1

GT85

6
Muc-Off Wet Chain Lube 1

Muc-Off

7
Finish Line Wet Lube Cross Country Lubricant 1

Finish Line

8
Fenwicks Stealth Road Bike Chain Lube 1

Fenwicks

9
Weldtite Cycling Dry Lube Bike Lubricant 1

Weldtite

10
Muc-Off C3 Ceramic Dry Chain Lube 1

Muc-Off

Name

All Conditions Chain Lube

Wet Weather Chain Lubricant

Dry Cycling Chain Lubricant

Dry Lube

Multi-purpose PTFE Spray

Wet Chain Lube

Wet Lube Cross Country Lubricant

Stealth Road Bike Chain Lube

Cycling Dry Lube Bike Lubricant

C3 Ceramic Dry Chain Lube

Features

A Specialist Formula From the Nation’s Favourite Brand

Wet Weather Chain Oil That’s Suitable for All Conditions and Environments

Premium Lubricant for Competitive Road and Mountain Bikes

A Great Bike Chain Oil for Dry and Dusty Environments

Budget-Friendly, Extra Large Spray for All-Around Maintenance

Liquid Lube Perfect for General and Recreational Use

A Wet Weather Oil for Long Rides That Prevents Mud Build Up

The Perfect Choice for Road Cycling and Racers

A Solid Lubricant That Will Keep Your Chain Running Nicely

Ceramic Dry Lube That Shines Under UV Light

Price£6.00£6.89£12.95£6.75£3.75£6.85£7.99£7.50£6.99£9.99
Spray / LiquidSprayLiquidLiquidLiquidSprayLiquidSprayLiquidLiquidLiquid
Wet / DryBothBothDryDryBothWetWetBothDryDry
FormulationWax-free-TeflonDust-repellentTeflon--NoTeflonCeramic coating
Moisture RepellantYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNo
Anti-CorrosionYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNo
Volume250 ml100 ml120 ml120 ml400 ml120 ml120 ml100 ml125 ml120 ml
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10 Best Bike Chain Oils in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

1

WD-40All Conditions Chain Lube

£6.00

Spray / LiquidSpray
Wet / DryBoth
FormulationWax-free
Moisture RepellantYes
Anti-CorrosionYes
Volume250 ml
2

Fenwick's Wet Weather Chain Lubricant

£6.89

Spray / LiquidLiquid
Wet / DryBoth
Formulation-
Moisture RepellentYes
Anti-corrosionNo
Volume100 ml
3

Finish LineDry Cycling Chain Lubricant

£12.95

Spray / LiquidLiquid
Wet / DryDry
FormulationTeflon
Moisture RepellentNo
Anti-CorrosionNo
Volume120 ml
4
Spray / LiquidLiquid
Wet / DryDry
FormulationDust-repellent
Moisture RepellentNo
Anti-CorrosionNo
Volume120 ml
5

GT85 Multi-purpose PTFE Spray

£3.75

Liquid / SpraySpray
Wet / DryBoth
FormulationTeflon
Moisture RepellentNo
Anti-corrosionYes
Volume400 ml
6
Liquid / SprayLiquid
Wet / DryWet
Formulation-
Moisture RepellentYes
Anti-CorrosionNo
Volume120 ml
7

Finish LineWet Lube Cross Country Lubricant

£7.99

Liquid / SpraySpray
Wet / DryWet
Formulation-
Moisture RepellentYes
Anti-CorrosionNo
Volume120 ml
8

FenwicksStealth Road Bike Chain Lube

£7.50

TypeLiquid
Wet / DryBoth
FormulationNo
Moisture RepellentNo
Anti-CorrosiveYes
Volume100 ml
9

WeldtiteCycling Dry Lube Bike Lubricant

£6.99

TypeLiquid
Wet / DryDry
FormulationTeflon
Moisture RepellentYes
Anti-CorrosiveNo
Volume125 ml
10

Muc-OffC3 Ceramic Dry Chain Lube

£9.99

TypeLiquid
Wet / DryDry
FormulationCeramic coating
Moisture Repellent No
Anti-CorrosionNo
Volume120 ml

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