In addition to making insanely expensive derailleur pulleys, CeramicSpeed is known for going to great lengths to maximize drivetrain efficiency. Whether that’s ceramic bearings in your pulleys, or UltraFast Chain optimization, CeramicSpeed is into it. After starting out by acquiring Friction Fact’s UltraFast chain optimization, recently it was announced that CeramicSpeed had acquired Friction Facts entirely. That includes the founder and former owner of the Boulder, CO based drivetrain efficiency test lab, Jason Smith.
Now that Jason is part of the CermicSpeed family, the company has wasted no time in setting up an all new Lubrication Development Lab which promises to break new ground in the science of drivetrain lubrication…
With Jason Smith appointed the new Chief Technology Officer, Smith will be the manager of the new lab which will work directly with the CeramicSpeed R&D Lab in Holstebro, Denmark. Smith will be working directly with Dr. Lina Soebjerg in the Danish lab to confirm findings of the Lubrication Development Lab in the U.S. CeramicSpeed says the goal is to continue their pursuit of the most efficient drivetrain possible with new lubricants that offer the lowest friction and longest lifespan. The lab will also be used to investigate claims of current lubricants using their new facility which they consider the most sophisticated in the industry.
It will be interesting to see where it goes from here.