Speedcube lube comparison

Welcome to the ultimate speedcube lube comparison. We’ve reviewed 20 different speed-lubes and given them scores in speed, viscosity and softness. Viscosity is the thickness of the lube. The higher the viscosity the thicker the lube. In general a high viscosity lube lasts longer. A thin, low viscosity lube generally dries out quicker. Softness in this chart refers to cushion, gummyness or smoothness. More about how we arrived at these results at the bottom of the page.

Cubicle Silk

Cubicle SilkOrder now

Premium silicone with a soft, dampening feel.

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luboss-drive

Luboss driveOrder now

Long lasting fast lubrication with a smooth feel.

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Lubicle Speedy

Lubicle speedyOrder now

Low weight silicone mixture that gives a refreshing boost of speed.

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DNM-37

DNM-37Order now

Water-based lubcricant engineered for speed and longevity.

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luboss-medium

Luboss mediumOrder now

Silicone oil with a soft dampening feel.

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luboss-high

Luboss highOrder now

Silicone oil with a soft dampening feel.

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Cubicle Labs Mystic

Cubicle labs mysticOrder now

One-of-a-kind plant-based lubricant that uses aloe to achieve a plush feel.

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Lubicle 1

Lubicle-1Order now

Low-viscosity lube designed to make your cube faster and smoother.

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Ångström Gravitas

Ångström gravitasOrder now

High viscosity silicone enhanced for long lasting control.

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Ångström Dignitas

Ångström DignitasOrder now

Medium viscosity silicone enhanced for long lasting speed & smoothness.

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Angström Compound X

Compound xOrder now

Water-based lube charged polymers to drastically increase control.

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Cubicle Silicone Lube - Weight 5

Cubicle silicone - Weight 5Order now

A classic silicone for a long lasting controllable soft feel.

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Cubicle Silicone Lube - Weight 4

Cubicle silicone - Weight 4Order now

A classic silicone for a long lasting controllable soft feel.

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Cubicle Silicone Lube - Weight 3

Cubicle silicone - Weight 3Order now

A classic silicone for a controllable cube with a soft feel.

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Cubicle Silicone Lube - Weight 4

Cubicle silicone - Weight 2Order now

A classic silicone for a controllable cube with a soft feel.

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Cubicle Silicone Lube - Weight 5

Cubicle silicone - Weight 1Order now

A classic silicone for a controllable cube with a soft feel.

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MAX Fleet

Max FleetOrder now

Low drag lube specially engineered for speedcubing champion Max Park.

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MAX Command

Max CommandOrder now

Control-oriented lube specially engineered for Max Park.

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traxxas-50k

Traxxas 50kOrder now

Classic high viscosity silicone for long lasting soft feel.

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X-Man Design 10K Silicone Lube

X-Man Design 10k siliconeOrder now

Silicone based lube for long lasting soft feel.

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our lube test

Our lube test did not take manufacturer intentions in mind. It is completely based of how the cube felt after being lubricated with the corresponding lube. We even did blind testing to give every lube a fair chance regardless of descriptions and branding. We do recognize that the same lube might feel and work differently depending on what puzzle it is used in, so we would like to mention that the test was conducted on the Moyu RS3 M.

How a cube feels is of course somewhat subjective, but we feel like this test should give you a good indication of what to expect from each lube and which lube to buy that is suitable for your needs and goals.

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Notes & Tips

This comparison is based on lubricating the pieces of the cube. We have not included lubricating the cores, since only a few of them is meant to be used for core lubrication. 

A very effective way to lubricate a cube is to combine speed-lubes. For example you could use Cubicle Silk & Luboss Drive in an RS3 M to get a fast cube with a smooth soft feel.

TheCubicle have their own chart for their premium lubes. Some of their stats differ from our findings. Feel free to check them out here

Max Command is a lube designed to work well with metal to non-metal surfaces which makes it a lube meant for the core. But as stated by the manufacturer it can also be used to lube the pieces, so we have included it in our test. This might explain the difference between our findings and the manufacturer declared stats.

The amount of lube in the cube also plays a big role. For example in our test we found that a small amount of Weight 5 in a RS3 M is faster than a RS3 M lubricated with a lot of Cubicle Silk. Generally, with a high viscosity lube – the more you add the softer and slower the cube becomes.

Lube service

Did you know we offer lube service? When ordering a speedcube in our shop you can get the lube service as an add-on. Learn more here.

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