Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
I don't think there's a single chain lube product on the market that doesn't have a downside. The real question is, does it fit in with what YOU will accept in regards to expense, actually getting it, applying it, cleaning any mess up and chain protection.
Personally I prefer an automatic chain oiler, but others don't like them. My father in law and friend one town over are big fans of chain wax and similar products. The shop where I got my bike prefers tacky oil based lubes. Plenty of guys online swear by a particular PTFE based spray. I'm starting to think that so long as you keep the chain more of less clean (harsh scrubbing is detrimental to o, x & z-rings) and regularly lubricated you can't go to far wrong regardless of brand and style.
"I've recently come to the realization that true happiness can often be found at the bottom of an empty gas tank" - Prime