|The Gen I Fargo is running the WPL lube.|
Okay, just to get everyone up to speed here, and to clarify a point I made earlier, the Fargo Gen I is running the WPL Wet lube. I had stated earlier this bike would have the Lilly Lube, but that went on the pink MCD instead,
Okay- So, with 3.5 hours of six on the WPL Wet Lube, I wanted to give you all a quick update on it and tell you about the conditions it has been run in up to this point. I generally have been using these lubes on my commutes to work which feature a lot of off-pavement, dirt, grass fields, mud, and some water puddles. This time of year has been good for testing the "wet" of wet lubes, that's for sure.
I will say that what I expected- that wet lubes would be "messy"- hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be with the Lilly Lube or this WPL. I mean, they aren't anywhere near the level of the dry lubes, but then again, can we really expect that? I don't. I don't think you should either. And it bears mentioning again that wax based aMTBer lube is definitely NOT good in our wet conditions. So I won't be talking about that facet for that lube.
The WPL, for a "wet" lube has been pretty surprising. It is really quiet. That's something I noted right away, that it made the Fargo's drive train quieter. Shifting has been perfect. I cannot say that I have heard any odd scrunching, grittiness, or what have you due to water or wet dirt in the chain, but I do know I have had some dirt and water on this chain. In fact, in the image below you can see some dirt on the side plates in a couple places.
|WPL Wet Lube has been pretty surprising for a "wet" type lube.|
Now the question will be, will this wear off before I get to six hours? It is looking pretty dry in spots, but we'll see. I have 2.5 hours to go and this one will be done. But regardless, I am impressed with this lube and if it holds up, it will get a fair recommendation from me. I wouldn't use it in dry, dusty conditions, but for what it is meant for? I think it looks pretty good, so far.....
Stay tuned for more soon.