muc off all conditions hydro dynamic lube chris froome (3)

When you’re creating a product for the team that will very likely win the Tour de France, you don’t leave anything to chance. Even when it comes down to chain lube,  Muc-Off wanted to create the absolute best product possible for Team Sky and Chris Froome. Typically, chain lube development includes a ton of testing which usually takes a lot of time, but more importantly numerous variables can make the process difficult.

To ensure a consistent result, while speeding up the process, Muc-Off created a robot Froome – or one of the most advanced chain lube dynos in existence and let it put in all the miles…

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Calling it the C.L.O.D. or Chain Lube Optimization Dyno, the device went past just mounting the chain to a drivetrain. To ensure the most realistic measurements possible, first Muc-Off 3-d scanned the actual Pinarello frames and used that to build an aluminum “frame” to the exact dimensions. Then, drivetrain force was calculated off of Froome’s actual weight and power numbers and then fed through the system with the exact shift patterns used by Froome based on the data from his Shimano Di2 drivetrain. Using the dyno to test the lube in various conditions, hand made batches of chain lube we’re created from a blend of esters, oil-based lubrication, and pressure additives to create the ideal all conditions lubricant.

Now available to the public, the formula is said to provide one of the best blends of lubrication and protection which is good for around 200 miles per application in ideal conditions, or 120-150 miles in pouring rain. Each bottle will sell for $28 and the lube is UV light reactive to show where it has been applied to the chain.
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Rixter
Rixter
6 years ago

This may very well be good lube, but $28 for bottle is way too much for me.

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

$28 for a season of lube isn’t bad. It’s 50ml so you’d probably get 25 applications and have to apply every other ride.

Hank mardukas
Hank mardukas
6 years ago

Love muc off dry lube

evolvo
evolvo
6 years ago

Do Robot Froomes Look at Electric Stems?

fergus
fergus
6 years ago

Do robot Froomes have a crash function?

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

$28 for 1.7 ounces is beyond ridiculous.

RobertW
RobertW
6 years ago

I want to see what Friction Facts testing says before dishing out that much dough.

anonymous
anonymous
6 years ago

@RobertW
Pretty much what he said. Wax mixed with solid lubricants (PTFE/Graphite) has long service intervals and high performance and attracts very little grime, for those marginal gains.

This looks more like a wet-weather lube, as would be expected from a UK based team.

myke
myke
6 years ago

Sky Tax! not impressed

neil p
neil p
6 years ago

Failed to be impressed with any Muc Off products.

All marketing and no substance.

Pistolero
Pistolero
6 years ago

squirt lube is already a clear rip off, and this is three times the price. Sky uses it cause they get it for free. I think this will be a great product for any Rapha customer.

vhom
vhom
6 years ago

That’s just too much work to relube after every 150-200 miles. I just think I’m goingto dope instead.

Vincent R
Vincent R
6 years ago

No regular rider rides like Froome, and it is repelling to me as a model.
So optimising with is data as a base is a nonsense, we are just 100% sure it will not be the best for us !

Toorqs
Toorqs
6 years ago

used this for a few races this fall, and its a great improvement over the dry/wet oils from muck. Totally silent drivetrain after alot of abuse. Ill never use anything else again.

Rixter
Rixter
6 years ago

@Pete, I’ll stick to my $6 of Phil Wood’s. I also have concerns with any company that creates a silicone based spray for your bike. That’s the worst thing to get anywhere near rubber and seals, etc.