Own an e-bike? Just using the same chain lube you’ve always been using? Based on yet another e-bike chain lube hitting the market, you might want to rethink that. According to brands like Finishline, Muc-Off, and now Squirt, e-bikes can benefit from specific chain lubes due to the increased torque loads and power output. Those can both lead to increased wear on e-bike drivetrains, so e-bike specific lubes and waxes are meant to prolong e-bike drivetrain life.
Squirt’s new e-bike Chain Wax contains high pressure additives that are meant to stand up to higher torque loads and last longer in wet riding conditions. The wax still uses the same biodegradable, solvent-free, wax based lubricant as the standard Squirt lubricant, but is said to be a bit more slick. No word on pricing and availability just yet.