Following the release of their Ludicrous AF chain lube claimed to be the fastest bicycle drivetrain lubricant in the World, Muc-Off is offering a pro-level chain optimization service to select bicycle dealers, utilizing their new Ultrasonic Clean and Lube Tanks. The service has long been available to the likes of the INEOS Grenadiers, EF Education-NIPPO, and Team GB, but now we mere mortals can take advantage of the Watts to be gained from just £24.99/€32.99 per chain.
Muc-Off Ultrasonic Chain Optimization
What exactly is it? It looks like a deep fat fryer for chains. What it is, is an Ultrasonic Clean and Lube Tank. Aside from the tank hardware and accessories, four Muc-Off products make up the core of the chain optimization process. It starts with a High-Performance Ultrasonic Chain Cleaner, which quickly breaks down the stickiest oils, grease, and grime, giving your chain a complete refresh.
The chain is placed into the tank, which emits high-frequency sound waves that pulse through the cleaning liquid. This agitates, lifts, and removes any dirt out from within the chain links. Next, a High-Pressure Quick Drying Degreaser blasts the cleaning fluid from inside the chain links, leaving squeaky-clean surfaces for lube to adhere to.
Finally, the process is finished with the application of Muc-Off Ludicrous AF or Muc-Off Hydrodynamic all-weather lube. The lube is gently heated to the precise temperature required to create the optimum viscosity for it to penetrate deep into all contact points within the chain links.
The lubricants themselves contain organic friction modifying compounds, which with their polarised heads and non-polarised tails, attach themselves to either side of the base oil’s surface to form a low-friction shear plane. It’s this combination of formulation and application which is said to result in reduced friction, increasing the number of watts making it from your pedals through to the rear wheel.
Pricing & Availability
Starting small, Muc-Off has given 20 UK retailers new Ultrasonic Clean and Lube Tanks, with the global roll-out to follow next month with a further 300 stores in over 15 countries. The service will set you back £49.99/€64.99 for application with Ludicrous AF, and £24.99/€32.99 with Hydrodynamic Lube.