If you live in Scotland (or most anywhere in the UK, really), you’re used to riding in wet, muddy conditions that challenge the operation and longevity. So after making similar systems for motorcycles for years, a few of the cyclists at Scottoiler decided to make one for the bikes.
The automated system uses a battery powered reservoir and pump to send timed droplets directly to your chain, applying it right where you need it all through the ride. The lube is water based, so it washes off easily, which helps keep the chain clean even while riding since it doesn’t attract or hold dirt or grit.
The unit is on Kickstarter waiting for your support to trickle in, check the video and more pics below…
The oil pump lets you choose from five interval settings, ranging from 30 seconds to 150 seconds between applications. It’s motion activated, so it only moves the lube to your chain while your riding.
The lube flows to an applicator attached directly to the lower pulley wheel on the rear derailleur. They’ve tested it to show up to 5watts energy savings over a grimy chain, and they’re working with Friction Facts to provide more detailed 3rd part verification of power and performance improvements.
The entire system weights 210g when full, 178g empty. Grab a system on Kickstarter for as little as £129.