MountainFLOW, a company that started out making eco-friendly ski and snowboard wax, have now ventured into the cycling industry, releasing a range of plant-based bike lubes, grease and degreaser. They are biodegradable, non-toxic, and are said to rival all other petroleum-based competitors on the market. Wouldn’t that be something? Here’s a quick intro to some eco-friendly bike maintenance products coming out of Boulder, Colorado.
MountainFLOW Eco-Wax Bike Lube & Cleaner
Each new product bike maintenance product from MountainFLOW is made from plant-based oils, waxes or cleaners, with no petroleum additives. The brand take sustainability seriously. The packaging for the bike lubes is made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled material, and the bottle used for the bike wash/degreaser is made from recycled paper and plastic, containing 70% less plastic than the typical bottle.
“We are stoked to launch our new line of plant-based bike products,” said mountainFLOW
founder and CEO Peter Arlein. “Holding true to our ‘No Compromises’ ethos, we have
developed high-performance and eco-friendly products that are as good or better than the
petroleum-based competition while being completely non-toxic and biodegradable”.
MountainFLOW have released four plant-based bike chain lubes; there are dry, wet and all-weather options, as well as a wax-based chain lube. The latter is also for use in dry conditions. You apply it just as you would other chain lubes, but you need to give it 5 minutes to dry on. MountainFLOW say it will remain bonded to the drivetrain but won’t collect any dirt or grime.
The All-Weather lube is composed of a light oil, said to be great in just about every riding condition and can be used on mountain bikes, road bikes, e-bikes… you get the idea. The Wet Lube is a medium-density oil, said to provide excellent, long-lasting lubrication. What about the dry one? MountainFLOW reckon it is the only non-toxic, non-flammable dry lube on the market.
The MountainFLOW bike cleaner and degreaser is a biodegradable solution, said to be strong enough to cut through grime on your drive train but delicate enough to use on all of your components.
Pricing & Availability
The nice thing about these eco-friendly bike maintenance products from MountainFLOW is that they won’t break the bank. Pick up the Wet, Dry and All-Weather lubes (118 ml), and the Bike Wash + Degreaser (473 ml) for €13.95. The Wax Lube is a little pricier at €15.95.