The Ceramicspeed UFO Drip wax chain lube is one of my favorites thanks to its long lifespan and clean, quiet operation. Now, they’ve updated the formula and added versions for wet conditions and indoor/track use, and introduced an entire line of bike care products.
The UFO line started with the original liquid wax lube, which was followed by a line of bearing cleaner and greases, offering an easy way to refresh any wheel, bottom bracket, or other bearing on your bike with conditions-specific greases. The drivetrain cleaner came out at the same time, and those products all carry over unchanged save for packaging and labels.
The expanded line aims to provide the right lube and maintenance product for any part, in any conditions, giving them a complete UFO family.
UFO Drivetrain Cleaner
I’m showing the UFO Drivetrain Cleaner first because there’s an important caveat to wax lubes: They can be harder to remove from your chain as typical “degreasers” may not have the right solvents to remove the waxes.
And, while wax lubes typically do a (much) better job of shedding contaminants as you ride, a wet or muddy ride will still leave crud on your chain. So, after any wet ride, you’d ideally wipe off the chain at a minimum, and fully clean it in an ideal world. That’s where their drivetrain cleaner comes in, helping to clear off any contaminated wax lube and dissolving it from inside the chain, prepping the chain for a fresh coat of lube.
UFO Drip Wet Conditions Wax Chain Lube
The main benefit of liquid wax chain lubes is that they stay clean, but they also happen to consistently rank as the top performers in independent 3rd party tests against all types of chain lubes. But, typically, they perform best in dry conditions since they’re able to slough off dust, dirt, and grit, but add water and they can wear off faster.
The new UFO Drip Wet Conditions wax lube is reformulated to maintain protection for longer. While they didn’t test against other wax lubes, their internal testing (they acquired Friction Facts some time ago to manage such things) shows that it outlasts typical popular wet lubes. (I’ve reached out for more details and will update or add to a review once we hear back)
Ceramicspeed UFO Drip All Conditions chain lube
The original “chain coating” is now in version 2, which lasts longer and is easier to apply. Now, it gets the revised family labeling and comes in a smaller bottle size and whiter color for easier application.
UFO Drip Indoor & Track chain lube
The side effect of wax lubes’ ability to shed grit is that it also sheds wax particles with it, making it a poor choice for indoor riding. Whether on the trainer or the track, you don’t want that on the floor. The new UFO Drip Indoor & Track formula has a higher ratio of friction reducers to wax to reduce the build up on the chain and subsequent shedding.