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White Lightning Race Day Chain Lube Review

by Levi Bloom

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"Race Day" is a lube like White Lightning, but with less wax. It is a wet lube geared towards muddy and wet mountain biking; it's supposed to hold up to those conditions much better than regular White Lightning.

(The original White Lightning is a wax-based lube designed for dry conditions. It's not meant for harsh conditions, hence the creation of White Lightning Race Day.)

Pros: The lube goes on pretty wet and slick, and it does work for wet rides (for at least one ride.)

The bottle also requires less shaking before application, compared to regular White Lightning.

Cons: It's still a wax-based lube, so it gunks up your chain and derailleurs eventually. I hardly ever use any sort of wax-based lube these days since the wax builds up over time.

Also, unlike original White Lightning, it doesn't run clean. It will pick up a lot of dirt and dust when used in dry conditions. So you have to save this for nasty weather rides.

The Final Word

It's still a wax-based lube, which means it will get gunked up on your chain at some point. I would only use this for mountain biking in wet or muddy conditions, but even then, I'd prefer a different wet lube - something like Dumonde Tech lube.

So I actually only use Race Day before a wet and muddy mountain bike ride when I know I'll have to thoroughly scrub the drivetrain afterward.


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