Lube F.A.Q is something that is needed by almost every cubers who are starting out. This focuses on giving a concise idea about which lubricants to use for cubes.
Firstly, there’s no “Perfect” lube. There’s only “Perfect Lube for a *Specific* Feel”. We would discuss about that in this post.
There are tons of lubes in market and we would discuss the most generic ones here. I have added them based on their feels, speed, longevity, stability. These are my personal preference and might vary from person to person.
Maru 10ml – Super speed/Lasts 30 solves(Good for big cubes, Bad for 3×3 or smaller cubes/puzzles. Can make the cube slow after it ends. But Moyu V2 instead of this)
Moyu lube v2 5ml – moderate Super speed/Lasts 50-100 solves and Cheap( Better maru and cheaper, doesn’t slow the cube later. Always get this one if you want maru.)
Moyu lube v1 5ml – Control/Smooth/Silky(Works on most puzzle. Good, if you want to make your cube smooth. Bad if you want to make it super fast)
QiYi MoFangGe Lube 3ML – Smooth/Control(Good for qiyi cubes. Can make you cube go completely slow. Be cautious!)
Gan 10ml – Good for Gan cubes(I personally never recommend this to anyone)
Traxxas 50k – Control (Get this if you don’t know what you are doing)
Traxxas 30k – moderate speed + control (Speedier version of 50k)
Traxxas 10k – Speed + Slight control(Fastest traxxas)
Want fast cube? – Moyu v2
Want Control/Smooth cube? – Traxxas 50k/Moyu v1
Got GAN cube? – Traxxas/Gan
Got QiYI cube? – QiYi/Traxxas
No idea what we mean? – Traxxas 50k
If you suck at lubing, keep this saved. Tons of lubes wouldn’t help you. Right amount of the right lube works the best.
We recommend Traxxas 50k to anyone and everyone who want to lube their cube. If 50k is unavailable, get the moyu v1 or Traxxas 30k or 10k. Traxxas works fine on most cubes. Maru is like steroid. Works fine for a while but would get slower later.
Hope this helped.