NixFrixShun(tm) aka "NFS"
Ladies and Gents the wait is over. NixFrixShun is a over-the-top quality chainlube which is VERY quiet, long lasting and will work very well in all conditions.
Not like other lubes where most of the bottle is filled with solvents, NFS is 100% product. Each bottle contains approximately 10,000 miles worth of bicycle chain lubrication.
Owing to my past employment history I've got deep knowledge with high tech industrial lubricants. That and the never ending quest to find something that will last one week of commutes in all weather and actually does the job has been frustrating at best.
NFS is a no holds barred chain lube that will last for extended periods of riding and does a terrific job of lubricating the chain.
Basic instructions for use:
1. With your chain in the big ring and the smallest cog apply 8 to 10 drops of NFS at random and run the chain backwards to distribute the lube. A very good method is the 12:12:12 method. follow the instructions for chain position than add 12 random drops, rotate the chain 12 times than wipe it with a clean cotton cloth for 12 seconds.
2. The cogs will do the job of distributing the lube. Once all the lube has been distributed to the chain wipe any excess OFF the cog/chainring AND chain.
For extra credit Click "Product Videos" and please watch a video from my brother from another mother Adnan K. ( www.velopro.bike ) below. Note there are many ways to achieve the same result. Adnan happens to present a fantastic method and looks good doing it ;)
drew (Submitted on Jun 23rd 2021)
I'm in western Colorado. Super dry and dusty and I use this on my mountain bike as well as town bikes. After the initial application on every link, I do the 12-12-12 method weekly (8-10 hours riding.) I always wipe the chain off completely first, and the chain is somehow never black and greasy. Honestly the chain doesn't ever sound like it needs lube but I do it regularly anyway.
I know one isn't supposed to use "wet" lube in dusty conditions but it works better and lasts longer than anything else I've used. I guess since it's so thick nothing can penetrate it? Idk but I'm sticking with this stuff. In one year I've used about 1/4 of the bottle!
The only knock is it smells kind of like gear oil. Not a great smell, especially if you have to keep your bike indoors.
tony m (Submitted on May 24th 2021)
Pretty amazing stuff. Hard to believe that just a few drops a week (after initial treatment) keeps the chain as quiet as it does. I've even skipped weeks and still didn't notice any chain noise. Pretty pleased so far!
Tom (Submitted on May 3rd 2021)
Better than White Lighting and better than Tri-Flow...
Mike D (Submitted on Mar 23rd 2021)
I've used many lubes over the years, but none is as easy to apply, as quiet or fast, or resistant to dirt as NFS. I'm a huge fan!
Walker - Little Rome Cycle Repair (Submitted on Feb 14th 2021)
After 10 years of fixing bikes professionally I have yet to find a better chain lube.
andy frank (Submitted on Feb 8th 2021)
i have tried numerous other chain lubes and always ended up back with Tri-Flow for the quiet operation and smooth shifting. Tri-flow just makes for dirtier components and more time cleaning. NFS gives me the quiet operation, better shifting than Tri-Flow and much less mess. chain looks and stays much cleaner and that keeps cassette and chain rings much cleaner. definitely recommend this for road bikes in southern california.
Unknown (Submitted on Dec 11th 2020)
Easy to apply and what a difference. Only waxing makes the chain run more smoothly, and who has the time?!?
John (Submitted on Nov 10th 2020)
Excellent chain lube. I have used this for over a year on 5 bikes totaling 12,000 miles. Still have 1/4 of a bottle left. Use as directed; wipe the chain and just a few drops before you ride. Does not disappoint.
Not only do they make a great product, they care about cycling. Went above and beyond to support a local NICA team. Bravo!
L. W. Lucas (Submitted on Oct 24th 2020)
As a fixed gear commuter I put extra strain on the chain and drive train in general. So far Nix Frixshun has kept my chain clean and quiet. Riding in the rain and also dirty conditions has not effected the quietness of the chain etc.
Erik in Princeton (Submitted on Oct 11th 2020)
Honestly, I love a quiet riding bike. I used a version of this product years ago but went astray to a "dry" lube. Having just returned to the NFS line of products, I was amazed at the difference in how quiet my drivetrain is using NFS compared to what I was using. $15 for a bottle that will last you a very, very long time and you will have the smoothest and quietest drivetrain you have ever ridden. At least that is my experience.
Unknown (Submitted on Oct 10th 2020)
Smells like my Grandfathers garage in the 70's, keeps my chain running silent and smooth. Please don't stop making this!
Matt (Submitted on Oct 1st 2020)
I've used NFS for years, with a brief interlude with chain waxing. It didn't last long, back to NFS, easier to apply, quieter, better.
schlem (Submitted on Sep 18th 2020)
I started using NFS with a new chain on my gravelcross about 4K miles ago. I probably apply it too frequently, but every couple 100 miles or so, I give it a wipe and the ol' 12-drops. No measurable wear on my 11 speed chain (using Park CC-3.2) yet. I'm usually seeing significant wear at the 2K mile point. I am very clyde, and a bit of a masher, but I avoid cross-chaining, and, tho my bikes are usually dirty, I keep my chain and drive train clean. I've bought a bottle for a riding mate, and He likes it! Hey Mikey!
Eric Gottesman (Submitted on Aug 26th 2020)
NFS has been the best chain lube I've used (mechanic for over 20 years). True to description, it's silent and easy to use over the long term. Just keep a rag handy and follow the instructions. I never remove my chain for deep cleaning like I used to with other products. The wear life of my chains have been on the higher side as a bonus
Unknown (Submitted on Aug 14th 2020)
Followed directions for application. Very easy to do. Uses less than other lubricants I have used on my chain. After application, and rotating chain, I could see it spreading to other links in the chain.
I can see where there will be less mess and usage of this product versus other chain lubes.
Unknown (Submitted on Aug 6th 2020)
Plain and simple. Best !
Pablo (Submitted on Jul 7th 2020)
I followed the 12:12:12 application instructions to apply the lube to my chain, and was somewhat skeptical that it was sufficiently lubricated but when I went out for a ride I was amazed at how smooth and quiet my drivetrain was!
Howie Rosen (Submitted on Jul 7th 2020)
I do not pretend to understand how this lube works, but it does work as implied. I'm an avid mountain biker for the past 25 years, worked as a bike mechanic for most of those years, and have tried almost every lube out there. It was always the same thing, lube to excess, wipe off excess, clean after rides and reapply. Lots of work. Now it's so easy with NFS. Just apply 12:12:12, and ride. I do wipe down the chain after each ride but all I get is a little dust on the rag. The entire drivetrain looks like new after 2500 miles of riding my new ebike this season. Every 300 or 400 miles I add three or four drops of lube for a refresh, but the drivetrain never makes noise or complains, like it used to with the other products I've used. My friends and I are sold. Thanks.
Unknown (Submitted on Jun 20th 2020)
It’s all I will use on my chains. Period.
Unknown (Submitted on Jun 20th 2020)
Thanks J for superb customer service. USPS had some difficulties, but this premium product was surely worth the wait!
paul james blee (Submitted on Jun 13th 2020)
tryed them all but keep coming back to Nixfrixshun.use sparingly and your drive chain will sing
David Lewis (Submitted on Jun 2nd 2020)
When your chain starts squeaking I wouldn't call that good lubrication, yet this is what I consistently get with many of the popular "clean" chain lubricants. Sure, you can lube your chain every 100 miles, which is about every 1.5 rides for our tandem. How well is it really lubricating when it fails so quickly? With NixFrixShun, I can lube our tandem's chain and it lasts a long time. We rode 900 miles down the Pacific coast, and I only needed to add more lube at the 800 mile point. It lasts a long, long time, and is well worth the cost!
Unknown (Submitted on Mar 26th 2020)
Great bike lube. The best I have used and it lasts up to 300 miles without having to re-lube Just wipe your chain after each ride and your chain will look new and perform very well.
Bruce Gordon Alexander McDougall (Submitted on Jan 4th 2020)
The best chain lube I've used in more than 25 years. Lasts longer on the chain, holds up better under adverse conditions of Canadian winters and requires only a few drops per application. Developed by highly experienced cyclists, this stuff has a pedigree.
Lance Oldstrong (Submitted on Dec 5th 2019)
I’ve used NFS for 6 years,
(40,000 miles / 64,000 km)
In that time I’ve gone through just 2 small bottles.
( the 2 oz. / 59 milliliter size)
New chain: one tiny drop per roller
Maintenance: 12-12-12 method
12 drops, 12 crank turns to spread, 12 more to wipe
I do 12-12-12 every 200 miles / 322 km and the clean, silent, long lasting chains just keep on rolling on. …and on, and on.
Mark C (Submitted on Nov 14th 2019)
Been using NFS since Josh asked for beta testers on the VS board. NFS is the only wet lube I've used since. Tnx TT for a great product. -Mark
paul (Submitted on Nov 6th 2019)
Been using NFS for several years now,rain hail or shine has not let me down.
yes its true a bottle goes a long long way
Look no further this is the perfect lube
Steve Davis (Submitted on Nov 6th 2019)
Bought a couple of bottles years ago and thought they would last forever since the instructions say to use sparingly. Then, all my cycling buddies started borrowing the stuff and I ended up gifting one of the bottles. Best chain lube I’ve ever used.
trent (Submitted on Sep 18th 2019)
After testing over 20 wet lubes in the last 5 years this is my go to for customers. Great chain life and stays pretty clean.
Bruce Stout (Submitted on Jul 28th 2019)
I first learned of this lube from frame builder Tom Kellog, who told me that this lube would last 500 miles and even stay on through the rain. He wasn't wrong - it is a tremendous product!!
Alan (Submitted on Jul 9th 2019)
I own 5 mountain bikes and 2 road bikes. I've used almost every chain lube there is. I've been using NFS for about 3 years and in my opinion it is one of the best chain lubes. It seems to last longer here in Southern California, where we have dry dusty trails in the summer and fall. The only drawback is you can not find it in most bike shops, I can only find it on-line. Not a deal breaker though.
Laurie Schmidtke (Submitted on Jun 24th 2019)
I got my first bike in 1957 or ’58, a Hercules 3-speed stripped of its fenders and chain guard and tarted up with a rock-hard Italian leather saddle, toe clips and straps, and steel drop bars. I’ve owned a roadie style of bike ever since and believe me, I’ve tried a lot a chain lubes. Singer sewing machine oil, 3-in-one oil, 30wt motor oil, tri-flow, White Lightning wax base, WD-40, and more. I’ve been using NFS for maybe 12 or 15 years now and it’s great. It really does only need a quick wipe with a rag and then a few drops. It feels like no chain. (Insert Hincapie joke here.) Thanks.
Unknown (Submitted on Jun 24th 2019)
I recently have been playing around with a variety of different lubes, looking for the perfect combination of cleanliness and efficiency. As many others have written here, I was a bit skeptical about how well this lube would perform, but I have truly been blown away. 12 drops is really all you need for a silent ride and it keeps the drivetrain super clean between scheduled cleanings. I would highly recommend.
Chris Roy (Submitted on May 22nd 2019)
In 35+ years of cycling, I've probably tried every chain lube known to man, from pricey LBS bottles to home brewed concoctions... Finally tried NFS and man oh man oh shevitz! This stuff is amazing!
The 2x11 drivetrain on my Trek FX always demanded a well lubed chain to shift well and stay quiet, and this NFS lube has worked wonders! I was skeptical of the application method vs. lubing every link, but it works perfectly. Sold!
andrew nicholls (Submitted on Mar 28th 2019)
I have used NFS exclusively for three years. It keeps my chain quiet. It is easy to apply and remove. My chain stays clean.
paul blee (Submitted on Feb 24th 2019)
NFS is the ducks guts,the bomb, and more.Dont waste time just buy it and try. Enough said
Kermesse Sport (Submitted on Feb 7th 2019)
NFS works even better than it claims. It is terrific in all conditions, including wet weather and on dirt/gravel roads. A little bit goes a long way.
Peter Eilenberg (Submitted on Jan 29th 2019)
SIMPLE to use and it works. The difference between this lube and all others I’ve used for 25+ years of serious riding is extremely noticeable. So take note.
Unknown (Submitted on Aug 21st 2018)
I've been using this lube for 6 years and it's amazing. I literally use 4 drops every couple of rides. I take 30 seconds with a rag to wipe my chain and then add 4 drops of this stuff. It keeps my chain clean and smooth. Love it!
John Tonetti (Submitted on Aug 12th 2018)
I first purchased two bottles about 3 years ago, and I'm just now finishing up the last bottle. I have 4 bikes, and I find this to be the best lube I've ever used.
I apply according to directions... 12 drops, spin cranks 12x, wipe 12 times. The 12 drops go in random spots on the inside of the chain. I wipe the chain after every ride, too. Occasionally, if it's wet, I'll add 4 drops in random spots and wipe. I clean my drive train fairly regularly, and on those occasions, I reapply to the clean chain.
I've tried a lot of lubes, and this works the best for me in the wet climate in which I live.
Robby (Submitted on Aug 8th 2018)
Probably the 5th or 6th chain lube I've tried. Wow, no comparison. Smoothest shifting yet. Holds up really well. Super satisfied here.
Unknown (Submitted on Jul 3rd 2018)
I must admit when my best riding friend told me about this stuff I was VERY skeptical. I've been riding for years. I've done wax. I've done lubes. I've done all kinds of things. Then he came to me with this stuff. Told me all about it and how often (not much) you had to lube the chain and how little it took to do it. Then I tried it. He was right. NixFrixShun is right. It's really good stuff and it does everything they and my buddy stated it does.
mr palomar (Submitted on May 30th 2018)
all we use - works like a charm :)
John Wilson (Submitted on May 16th 2018)
I've been riding for 59 years now, perhaps 400,000 miles and this is just the best lube ever. In recent years have done most of my riding on bikes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Ride them with chainrings and freewheels that are still replaceable but each time one of those rings is used up that's one less ring on the planet. With NFS easily twice the mileage on the old parts. And all of those miles clean and quiet and smooth.
Unknown (Submitted on Dec 12th 2017)
Quiet and clean
Unknown (Submitted on Nov 6th 2017)
what an amazing product. a little dab will do ya! Love it.
Jon (Submitted on Oct 12th 2017)
Fantastic lube. If it moves on a bike use this. Sparingly. Lasts through rain etc longer than the big brands. Nice and quiet chains result. I even use it to lube non-bike stuff. Their grease is really good too!
Bryce (Submitted on Aug 11th 2017)
by far the best chain lube I have used. lasts through a ride of testing wet & muddy conditions, drive-train life has been extended, & doesn't seem to clump on the cassette the way other lubes do.
I need to buy more as I keep giving it away to others to experience!
Unknown (Submitted on Aug 8th 2017)
I know that chain lube is a topic of near religious significance; right up there with chamois cream preference and ride food. That said, God hates a coward, so I'll just say it: NixFrixShun works better than any other chain lube I've tried (and I've tried nearly all of them). Easy to use; long-lasting; quiet drive-train; minimal "fling". And, brings back memories of childhood car wrenching every time I use it. What more could you ask for? :-)
Hoss (Submitted on Jul 14th 2017)
Just got this in the mail a couple days ago and have a few rides in now. Like other have said, this is the lube you want for your chain. It's viscosity is spot on, it does spread around the chain even though you only apply a few random drops and my drive train is looking very clean -- sounding very quiet. Great product!
Thomas Smith (Submitted on May 27th 2017)
Ridiculous, buy use it write the same review. No need to ever buy any other chain lube
You guys rocked it!
RW Saunders (Submitted on Feb 21st 2017)
I have been using NFS since its introduction on our family's five bikes. The bikes see all kind of conditions ranging from dry and dusty to wet and cold and the product holds up admirably well. It's almost too good to be true as a little really does go a long way compared to the previous product that I had been using...White Lightning. The chains are also easier to clean and I can attest to the fact that they are lasting longer with relatively little wear. I do use the product more frequently than suggested but I like to see a clean chain and I dislike hearing drivetrain noise. A win win for all.
Unknown (Submitted on Jan 24th 2017)
My chain is cleaner and quieter with less effort. When I clean my bike I strip the chain with Morgan Blue chain cleaner then apply NFS from scratch. After a few rides I wipe the chain with a cloth and apply a few drops. Easy.
Joe (Submitted on Oct 31st 2016)
Stuff is made of magical unicorn tears i swear. The most quiet i have ever heard my drivetrain. Be it wet roads, dry and dusty gravel, 60km or 100km rides...this just works. And a 30 second wipedown of the chain post ride when i hang the bike up is all it needs.
Nat Barker (Submitted on May 24th 2016)
Make no mistake about it, this is the one chain lube to use. 37 seasons on the road and I think I've tried everything and put this NFS chain product at the top.
one60 (Submitted on Apr 29th 2016)
This lube is simply the best. Everything you've read is true. 10-12 drops will give you a gunk-free, quiet chain for 200+ miles. I've given this as gifts & always hear back how great this product is. A little goes a long way...I'm still on my first bottle & I ride over 5000 miles a year in rainy Seattle.
Guillaume S. (Submitted on Feb 29th 2016)
By far the greatest lube I ever used !
There are quite a lot of high-performance lubrication systems out there, but most of them require a complicated application process.
By constrast, NFS Ultimate Lube offers great lubrication, and is very easy to apply.
Clean your chain, apply a few drops, turn the cranks, wipe off the excess. And off you go.
Unknown (Submitted on Feb 20th 2016)
using NFS smooths the ride, stays clean and doesnt need frequent application.
win win win
Kyle (Submitted on Jan 20th 2016)
Bought this for my cx bike and I have been riding in wet pavement and on ice and snow down to zero degrees in Northern Illinois. Ridden in some slop but not tons of mud. Staying clean. So put it on my road machine which I use on the trainer inside. Super quiet and smooth as compared to Rock N Roll. So I put on my gravel rig and will use it with my mountain bike. Weird to think I found an all season chain lube for different disciplines. The real test may come at a gravel metric I do at the end of February in Iowa. If it performs like it has so far we will have to change the rating scale, ha ha!
Andy Corsoi (Submitted on Dec 30th 2015)
A prince among lubes......
Seriously, nothing else is going near my bikes
Unknown (Submitted on Dec 23rd 2015)
NFS works as advertised. So easy to use.
Unknown (Submitted on Oct 18th 2015)
Lasts 150 miles or more, while only needing 6 drops per application. You can ride with it till you start hearing chain noise. Less lube used means a cleaner chain too.
Zach G (Submitted on Sep 17th 2015)
Saw the initial launch of NFS over on V Salon. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. I had been using Rock N Roll and T9 for quite a few years. They're good lubes but reapplication gets tedious and if it is wet you'll get one heck of a squeaky chain. With NFS apply 12 drops (drops mind you!) and pedal backwards, wipe excess and you're good to go rain or shine for 2-300 miles without reapplication. Pretty killer. Also NFS keeps the chain amazingly clean. While you can get cheaper stuff/more well known you'd be making a mistake. Buy NFS and spread the word about THE Chain Lube to use.
Gary D (Submitted on Sep 14th 2015)
I was replacing chains every 1000 mi or risking freewheel replacement with every chain. With NFS I go to 2000 mi and get several chains changes per freewheel. And I love having a clean drivetrain all the time. A bottle seems to last forever.
rick Dougherty (Submitted on Sep 8th 2015)
Could tell the difference the first time I put this product on my chain. Everything got smother and slicker.
Ryan H (Submitted on Jul 28th 2015)
I tried NixFrixShun about a year ago after hearing about it from my cycling buddies (commuters and racers) in and around the DC area. As a bike enthusiast I'd been using Tri-Flow since I my BMX days in elementary school but I've now switched to NFS exclusively.
Terry Bradshaw (Submitted on Jun 24th 2015)
After 41 years of cycling this is the best chain lube I've ever used. Long lasting, doesn't wash off easily in rain and leaves the chain quiet, eerily quiet. Never used a lube that made the drivetrain so quiet. Great stuff.
Bob Maulucci (Submitted on Apr 16th 2015)
You cannot get an easier drive train regimen then applying a few drops of NFS and wiping down the chain. My short term review is that it has helped quiet my drive train and make for smoother shifting. In the damp spring here in Buffalo, NY, NFS has been working great for me. Glad to have found a great product in this lube. Like others have noted, the guys making and promoting this product are good people. Thanks Josh!
Ken (Submitted on Apr 9th 2015)
Great lube that seems to run forever here in dry, dusty Colorado. The oil distributes itself very well, which is surprising given its viscosity. Yes, wiping the chain down is somewhat annoying, but depending on the conditions, you could probably get away with every few rides (hey, I'm a busy guy). This is my second order, the first of which lasted more than a year before a household move when my bottle misplaced itself. Overall great stuff, and even better customer service from NFS.
Bryan (Submitted on Jan 30th 2015)
Been using NFS for about a year and a half...two bottle's worth. Works great, stays on, lasts forever. Coming off Triflow, this is a world of improvement. Thx Josh!
Bropez (Submitted on Jan 5th 2015)
I followed the instructions on the website and used 8 drops for my tourer and 6 drops for my track bike. After a few rides on both I was convinced I'd never buy another brand of chain lube again.
I'm also a sucker for puns so 5 stars all around.
Unknown (Submitted on Jan 4th 2015)
Impressive lube. Only need about 10-15 drops for the chain with a wipe afterwards. My drivetrain has never been so smooth and quiet while staying clean. Looking forward to logging some miles on the roads and trails near Boston this winter...
Bruce (Submitted on Dec 10th 2014)
Developed by some pretty demanding cycling gurus, this stuff lives up to the hype. A few drops on the chain and all you have to do after that is wipe it down after every ride. Great stuff!
JB (Submitted on Nov 27th 2014)
Super smooth and a little goes a very long way. Get some.