Working on the ChainJ Gang: Pedro's Canola Lube
It's a good couple of years since we last took a peek at Pedro's environmental bike care products. And we're pleased to see they haven't been resting on their laurels. Earlier this year they were named in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as one of the 'Fab Five' of bike companies dedicated to environmental principles. This was about the same time they released their ChainJ lubricant which later went on to score a 9 out of 10 rating from Cycling Weekly.
The biodegradable chain lubricant is made from 100% renewable resources, based on rapeseed (canola) oil. As Pedro's put it, "ChainJ is something that does not require drilling in sensitive areas or doing business in politically questionable places. It is safe for people and the planet." [ Though we couldn't find anywhere on their website that said whether or not it was derived from genetically modified canola or not. Rapeseed, along with corn, soy and cotton represents one of the top four agricultural uses of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). ] Perdo's suggest ChainJ is an ideal lube for mixed to wet conditions. They've even gone to the trouble of giving it a little website of its own, complete with links to environmental causes. :Pedro's ChainJ.