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Cyclowax Hot Melt Chain Waxing Kit Includes Heating Pot & Pre-Cleaned Chain

cyclowax starter kit for hot melt solid chain waxing
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As recent product intros have shown, the biggest hurdle for most people to wax their bike chains is the prep. Second biggest? Cleaning up from the prep. But there’s no denying the performance benefits, and Cyclowax’s Starter Kit looks to make it as easy as possible by putting everything you need (including the chain) in the box.

cyclowax chain waxing starter kit includes cleaners and chain

The Starter Kit gets you get cleaning supplies with degreaser (for cleaning your cassette and chainrings prior to installation) and alcohol cleaner (for wiping down the waxed chain after a ride), and a brush and cleaning cloth to help remove any surface dirt and stuff before re-waxing. It even has cleaning strings to get in between the cogs to make sure you’re removed all prior grease and oils.

To start, though, you choose from 10/11/12/13 speed chains for Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo, with several options for most of those. Then just drop that pre-cleaned, pre-waxed chain onto your bike and you’re ready to ride.

clean chain from cyclowax chain waxing kit
The puck of hard wax on the left, and a very clean waxed chain on the right.

The result is a claimed (up to) 8 watts of drag reduction, and a much cleaner, quieter chain. As you ride, the wax pushes dirt and grime off the chain, so it stays clean, too.

Out of the box, Cyclowax’s waxed chains look completely clean, with no excess wax visible, and they make it really easy to top off. The included heating pot warms up in just 10 minutes and comes with a hanging stand and wire to hold your chain while it cools.

The kit includes their black Performance Pro Wax Tablet, which has biodegradable, friction reducing “race additives” blended in. They also offer a white standard wax with no added ingredients. Both tablets can be used up to eight times before needing to replaced, giving you about 2,000 miles (3,200km) of real world riding per puck. Their app lets you track wax timing, and if you link it to Strava, it’ll even tell you when to re-wax based on your mileage.

Cyclowax.com

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Robert
Robert
29 days ago

Bikerumor can you please stop advertising this kind of useless products?
There is so many other interesting stuff to show us

Dirk
Dirk
28 days ago
Reply to  Robert

Idd. Overpriced and not tested. Not all waxes are created equal. AB tested horrible while Silca, MSW and Rex are top notch. But it seems that others jump on the wagon selling overpriced accesories. Just get 2 crockpots and buy enough MSW for the money to last several years. Heating 10min means a big chance the wax gets too hot on the bottom. Burned wax is useless

Andreas
Andreas
29 days ago

was half expecting to see an update. this is old news (I bought this spring 2023), but it would be nice if they increased the diameter of the pot and added a high temp controlled setting for using e.g. SILCA tabs for the prep.

syborg
syborg
28 days ago

If you’re inclined to go this way then it probably makes most sense to purchase their cleaned and waxed chain instead of the whole kit. It is a PITA to clean a new chain and then dispose of the solvent.

bmx
bmx
26 days ago

Only use le creuset pots for this everything else is inferior and will ruin your chain

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