In my opinion, the new Molten Speed Wax (yes, this is the new formula!) is the best tuning for bicycle chains. It puts an end to dirty chains, keeps the drive clean and ensures smooth running. The melted wax lubricates excellently and yet is dry. From my point of view, a big plus from a performance point of view, but also in everyday life and in bad weather. The black grease and high wear and tear of expensive cassettes and chainrings are completely eliminated. The idiot tattoo on the calf too, by the way.
The chain has to be degreased beforehand and the preparation takes a bit of time. But it's worth it. You can easily save time afterwards by not having to clean the smeared drive.
The application is very simple: bring both pucks to just under 100 degrees in the slow cooker, then swivel the fat-free chain in them for a few minutes, ideally with the Swisher Tool. Then cool down, break in, assemble and drive off. I recommend wearing strong rubber gloves, wax and chain are hot.
The wax is also environmentally friendly. And when rinsing off after a ride in the rain, no chain grease gets on the disc brakes.
In detail, the growing process looks like this, with the sound on:
If you want to know more about the process of growing and preparation, check out my blog . I have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions here . You can find the information here as a series of pictures. You can read here how to proceed with the first waxed chain. You also have to relubricate them at some point.
If you want to read the comparison of 30 lubricants by the US magazine Velo, click here .
As is always the case with small companies without a sponsorship budget, no names may be mentioned. According to Molten Speed Wax, these are the various successes with the product, in addition to one or the other victory from me:
2019 UCI World Championships Yorkshire: 3 Gold Medals Won On MSPEEDWAX Multiple Elite World Championship Victories | Olympic Victory | Multiple Elite Pursuit World Records | Triathlon World Championship Victory | World Human Powered Vehicle Land Speed Record | Multiple National Hour Records | Multiple Elite World Championship ITT Victories
Attention: Because the chain has to be attached and removed several times, I recommend special locks, such as this one here.
I myself always ride several chains at the same time and then wax them again. After the time trial bike, she moves to the racing bike and then to the MTB or the gravel machine. The principle is also ideal off-road and in really bad weather.
Changing the lock takes only minutes, so the drive always stays smooth and clean. You'll save time cleaning later.
Attention, after driving in wet conditions, the chain should be wiped dry.
And if all this is too much effort for you, but still feels like trying out the finished product: Sometimes I also have a few prepared necklaces here in the shop. Or you can send me yours and I'll do it for you .
For price foxes: there is also a bundle of wax, pliers, swisher tool and chain locks here .
If you want to get really deep into the comparison of different chain lubrications, we recommend these tests, good work by the guys from Velonews from the USA and from Zerofriction from Australia:
Capacity is now a whopping 520 grams = two pucks.
This corresponds to € 86.35 for 1000 grams.
From now on plastic-free packed in a stylish cardboard tube.
Constituents: Paraffin, MoS2 and WS2 (Tungsten Disulfide = tungsten disulfide).
Made in USA
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