Purple Extreme is an advanced, high performance, synthetic bike chain lubricant. It provides excellent protection for chains, open gears and exposed metal surfaces subjected to severe loading. In addition, it works extremely well even in abrasive, cold, wet or acidic environments. Purple Extreme's additive technology forms a slippery, super-tough, synthetic film on metal surfaces that protects drivetrain parts far beyond the ability of conventional oils or waxes.
High Mileage Per Application – Most cyclists Experience 400+ Miles of Road Riding Between Applications of Purple Extreme
Best Value For Your Money! One Bottle of Purple Extreme Provides Three or More Times the Mileage of Most Competing Products
Runs Clean – Doesn't Attract Dirt
Originally Designed To Run Chains In Salt Water – Will Not Wash Off In Rain, Mud Or Snow
Smooth Running - Reduces Drivetrain Noise
All Conditions Lubrication Security – Protects From Wear Up To 400° F. and Down To -100° F.
Does Not Harden in Cold Conditions
Ultra High Film Strength – Prevents Metal To Metal Wear
Stays In Place – Does Not Shed or Fling Off
Penetrates Quickly To All Parts Of The Chain
Helps Prevent Corrosion – Stops Rust From Ruining Your Drivetrain
Purple Extreme was originally formulated to protect drive chains in the mining business and on offshore oil rigs, in some the harshest conditions imaginable, for months at a time.
Purple Extreme has extremely high film strength, way beyond most conventional chain lubrication products available within the bicycle industry. The ability of a lubricant to keep two surfaces separated is called film strength. Our film strength is second to none.
The ASTM D 2782 test (Timken Extreme Pressure Test) is one of the laboratory methods used in determining the load carrying capacities of oils and greases. In this test, a Timken bearing cup is rotated against a steel block. The highest load under which a lubricant prevents scoring (caused by contact) of the steel block by the rotating cup is the reported value.
Our dare-to-compare live demonstrations using a Timken machine have consistently and conclusively proven Purple Extreme's ability to keep metal surfaces separated. Purple Extreme has a Timken OK load in excess of 90. No other bicycle chain lubricant has ever exhibited film strength even remotely close to Purple Extreme. What does that mean to our customers? Simple, less wear.
Like an insurance policy, this extraordinary film strength provides extra protection for bearings and surfaces subjected to mechanical stresses. Your equipment lasts longer, runs smoother and cleaner, with less frequent applications of lubricant.
As bicycles make greater use of 10 and 11-speed drivetrains, there is much less metal to carry the load. Choosing the right chain lubricant is more crucial than ever. Purple Extreme is the perfect lubricant to help extend the life of older components and make new equipment run even better... far into the future.
Don’t put your equipment at risk by being deceived with fashion lubricants. Having a grimy, black drivetrain, loaded with grit is still the ultimate pollution in cycling. It is a mess to even touch and the grit wears away metal with every pedal stroke.
Buy Purple Extreme Synthetic Bike Chain Lube from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous not impressed
I thoroughly prepared my chain to apply this stuff, and found it to be squeaking on my first ride. Figured it might've been due to the fact I removed too much excess after applying the lube, but I did this as per the instructions! 4-5 rides later (30km each) the chain is squeaking loudly and the gear changes are terrible. The product promises a lot, but seems to seriously under-deliver. I do not recommend it.
15 December 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous does not last very long. A thin lube.
I ride MTB around Sydney and Canberra. A lot of these reviews indicate that it is important to very thoroughly clean your chain before applying. I'm pretty lazy so i like Rock'n'roll blue wax based dry lube (the middle weight rock'n'roll lube). That stuff just needs to be regularly applied (every 2nd/3rd ride) with the excess wiped off. Unfortunately this purple extreme stuff didn't work for me. I reckon i needed to apply it every ride. If the ride was long enough, the lube wore off half way through, and i returned with a noisy chain. Must be that i didn't do all that thorough prep others are talking about. Since i don't need to bother with all that work with rock'n'roll, i won't bother with Purple Extreme again.
05 November 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Finally got around to giving this stuff a go. A little dubious when you see how thin it goes on. Doesnt take much at all. Apply , wipe off , let dry. NO chain noise , performs well in the wet. Im happy.
20 June 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good, clean lube!
I have been using Purple Extreme for about a year now and am very pleased with it's performance.
With other lubes I have used (Finish line wet/dry mainly) I have found that when you get your drivetrain wet the lube washes off and becomes much less effective. Purple Extreme however seems to adhere to the chain much better meaning that even after a good hosing down there is still a film on my chain which will prevent it from rusing - so much so I have now given up degreasing my chain after every ride. Now I simply hose the bike down, leave to dry then re-apply. The only exception to this is when the drivetrain is particularly gritty from the mud.
05 February 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Amazing
This is extreme stuff. A splash of purple extreme goes with a chain like a pea in a pod or a thumb and finger. You must try this stuff.
12 November 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous the ultimate lube nothing even comes close to this one, I have tried all the other major brands and this really is the best. Road or mtb no matter if its wet or dry this stuff is great.
11 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous spot on
this is the only lube that i use now and it is spot on does the job grate
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Hard-wearing lube
A hard-wearing lube. Vital to ensure chain is absolutely clean before application (use solvent and allow to dry). Apply two coats and allow to dry between applications. Well-worth the effort (and cost).
08 April 2010