HappyChain® bicycle chain lube is a water releasable oil based lubricant that will stay on and provide high pressure lubrication under many conditions until washed off with water. It will tend to stay on even in wet conditions due to light rain or splashing from puddles. Dirt and sand can be blasted out of your chain with water from a hose or by using a chain scrubbing tool with water in the solvent reservoir (NO Degreaser). Your chain rings, cassette, and derailleur will be sparkling too. HappyChain can then be reapplied immediately. A damp chain is preferred because HappyChain works with water, and the drying water will suck the lube deep into your chain, for that quiet new chain feel. See How To Use for more details.
HappyChain bicycle chain lube was created by engineers that ride, have their bikes in top condition, and love that quiet new-chain feeling every time they ride. The thought of sand and dirt in our chain is like chewing sand; painful, and damaging to your bike. But we are lazy too, and we hate the dirty job of cleaning a chain. The thought was that maybe a chain lube does not need to be completely water proof for most riding conditions, and maybe it could work with water. Maybe a chain lube could be made to wash out with water from a hose, and wash out the dirt and sand without using a degreaser. And be reapplied immediately because it inhibits rust.
The science of wear and lubrication is called “Tribology”, and one of the best references on tribology is the “Theory And Practice Of Lubrication For Engineers”. Surprisingly, some of the best advances in tribology of the 20th century were in the improved tolerances of components (in car engines for example) and keeping the lubricant clean and dirt free. The oil filter was a major advance.
The best lubricants in the world are useless if there is dirt in the system.
Unfortunately, bicycle chains do not have oil filters. The next best thing is to keep your chain as clean as possible. HappyChain was developed for easy and efficient chain cleaning and lubrication. To maximize both the life of your chain and your enjoyment of the bicycling experience. Have Fun. Ride Often.