Login required to started new threads

Login required to post replies

Re: Lube brand new chain? [TJ56]
TJ56 wrote:
Got to ask: how much difference will it make? I’ve got a brand new Roubaix with a shiny new chain with factory grease on it. Why would I want to go through three deep cleanses to apply wax? What’s the payback for me from that effort?
Somewhere in the lands of Slowtwitch or in the old Friction Facts reports, there is a comparison of chain lubes, including typical factory lube. But, I could not find it. I believe that factory lube is slower than the good aftermarket dyno lubes, and dyno lubes are slower than wax by 1-2 watts. I am not sure how much slower the factory grease is, but it may be another few watts. So, you are probably looking at a net savings of 5+ watts by stripping the factory grease and going with wax.

Other than friction, the new drip wax lubes are fabulously easy to maintain. They do not get gunky and they do not chain tat you nearly as badly as any grease lube. The only downside is that they need more frequently re-lubing than grease. But, the drip lubes make that super easy.
Last edited by: exxxviii: Aug 13, 20 8:40

Edit Log:

  • Post edited by exxxviii (Dawson Saddle) on Aug 13, 20 8:40