I use this on my trainer bike mostly as it doesn't make the mess the longer lasting lube I use on the road does. It lasts long enough for me on the trainer. I don't use it as directed, which is a cleaner first then lube. To me it works fine to wipe the chain down with a towel, then put a drop on each roller then run it through all the gears and then wipe the excess off the chain. When I used it outdoors it would last about a week, or around 200 miles in dry and paved road surfaces. I use it as my rest stop lube on ultra distance gravel rides too and it lasts long enough to get to the next rest stop .
This was the first time I ordered this type of chain lube and I immediately became a fan. This lube is much thinner than the other chain lube I used previously (White Lightning Clean Ride) and seems to be much more effective in improving shifting and reducing chain noise. This has become my go-to and I will be buying again soon.
I ride 4-5 times a week and often over 15 hours. Chain lube is very important to me, and I clean my chain after every ride. The ProGold ProLink lube is one of the brands I use regularly and have always been very hapy with the results.
I shouldn't have ever gone away from this lube in the first place. Between Mtn biking and commuting, I started using Boeshield about 8 years ago. Boeshield works great on my Mtn Bike, but not so great on my commuter. And since I just bought a new road bike this year, I didn't want the buildup that comes with wax based lubes. So, back to ProGold.
When I used this lube before, I would do a ride and then put this on the chain before I put the bike away. The process that works best is to thoroughly wet the chain and then use paper towels to soak up the excess and rub the chain until the towels come away clean. Anything left evaporates and the chain is ready for the next ride. This every-ride routine has the added benefit of keeping the chain very shiny. The only negative is the smell. Make sure you lube outside of the house and give it at least a couple of hours to gas-off.
Now YMMV, but when I used this lube before, I rarely replaced my commuter bike chains. But since I started using Bowshield on my commuter, I've replaced 2 chains, 1 rear cluster, and 1 chainring. I think I'll start using this on my commuter bike again.
Very light. A little goes a long way, just a drop on each link. Noticeably quiets chain noise and improves shifting.
Great in dry weather, lasting several hundred miles. It is less durable in wetter weather.
I had been using White Lightening on all my bikes until I switched over to Prolink. I haven't noticed a marked difference compared to WL in performance and increased chain life. I do notice the road crud it tends to attract unlike the lime-based WL that I previously applied.
I have been using this lube for over 10 years in year round weather conditions in Minnesota including snow, rain, and hot and cold. I use it sparingly with putting a drop on each link after cleaning chain. I then light wipe off any excess with a rag with a quick rotation of the chain. Overall, my chain remains relatively clean looking andor this lube doesn't pick up excessive dirt or doesn't turn black and dirty looking. I typically clean and relube my chain after about 15 rides or 200 miles or so.
I've been using ProGold ProLink Chain Lubricant for about 5 years. It is exceptional without question. When my chain is happy, I am happy. I'm a happy rider/racer. I apply this to my chain every 10-14 days and it has always worked well.