Life in the Saddle tested Smoove and had the following to say:

What lube would you choose for a 3,000 kilometre bike tour? You’re not sure what conditions you will encounter, and you definitely won’t be able to wash and clean your bike regularly… I chose the South African brand Smoove Lube for the #7Countries7Passes trip.

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Singletrack tested Smoove and had the following to say:

Smoove make some bold claims about their Universal Chain Lube, and to be honest I was initially sceptical, having heard the same things before for just about every other lube, only to find very little left on my chain a few miles later. Wax lubes don’t tend to stand up to the moisture and abrasion of typical British conditions, so when I read Smoove’s invitation to give their lube “a thorough thrashing” in their paperwork, I rubbed my hands together. A couple of months later, and I take it all back.

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BikeRadar gave Smoove a gear of the year!

Bad chain lube creates problems for your chain and headaches for you; good chain lube just makes your bike and your life better. Smoove is a good lube – it runs clean on the road and trail, doesn’t pick up much grit and it lasts for ages.

It might not be the fastest lube but I’ve no need to count every last watt. For me, Smoove cuts down on the amount of time I need to spend cleaning bikes as, for the most part, it doesn’t punish me when I forget to do it or put it off for one more ride.

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Bear Bones Bikepacking tested Smoove and had the following to say:

Well to let you know I started using this in September time, when in the peak district it’s already the rainy season (most of the year is to be honest). The ‘Peak’ is well known for its destructive nature of drivetrains and so far it has seemed to be working extremely well.  How do I know this you ask? My drivetrain has maintained a reassuring silence, and without the usual black gritty pickup after every ride (this is a major plus when taking the rear wheel off, dirty hands less dirty).

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MBUK tested Smoove and gave it several ratings:

Click here to read the full reviews. tested Smoove and gave it a 4.5 star rating:

When a company claims to make ‘probably the hardest-wearing wax-based chain lube on the market,’ which ‘allows you to ride hundreds of miles between applications,’ I’d expect to see some results. Well, I did. I tried the Smoove Universal Chain Lube, and it’s true.

Smoove’s owner/director, Thomas Dibley, made those claims in a nice covering letter he sent with a bottle of his product to HQ and asked us to ‘give Smoove a thorough thrashing’. We were happy to help.

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BikeRadar tested Smoove and gave it a 4.5 Star Review!

For the everyday rider who often forgets about/puts off cleaning their bike, Smoove is a great option. It lasts forever, runs extremely clean and doesn’t attract much grit at all.

Perhaps most impressive of all, however, is its grit-repelling ability. Even after a couple of hundred trail miles, there are no scraping noises coming from your chain and when you come to clean it there’s a surprising lack of grit swilling around at the bottom of your chain cleaner.

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GRAVELBIKE tested Smoove and this was their findings:

The first 30-40 miles of testing took place on damp trails and dirt roads, and I was pleasantly surprised to find no signs of rust on the test bike’s chain. Racking up more miles, I began to wonder when the Smoove lube would need to be reapplied. After 60 miles the bike rode as quietly as it did on day one.

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SMOOVE Review - Heidi Dohse

Troy Templin from Road Bike Action Magazine at Sea Otter Classic 2017

Jesse Barrister - Sea Otter Classic 2017

Rosie - Sea Otter Classic 2017

Jeremy Donk - Sea Otter Classic 2017

Road Bike Action Magazine had this to say about Smoove.

Smoove is a brand out of South Africa that developed a lube that became one of my favorites very quickly. It works a bit different than most and does take a bit more preparation, but once you get it on, it just keeps working. I was skeptical at first, and even the first use did not go so well, as I tried to rush the process. After following the directions the second time around, I’ve been a fan, and you can find a bottle or two everywhere I work on
my bike.

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The techies at put Smoove through it’s paces and it passed with flying colours.

With SMOOVE, I reached the magic number of one chain per cassette. When the chain was worn out, so was the cassette. Looking at the GREEN column above, SMOOVE had the lowest total 15,000-mile (24,140km) cost of all chain lubes tested.

SMOOVE is the hands-down winner of this test!

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