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Podcast #071 – Silca over-explains Graphene & Wax chain lubes, and it’s glorious

interview with silca owner josh poertner about graphene wax chain lubes
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If you’ve ever wondered how wax chain lubes work, why they’re better, or what graphene is and how it works as a lubricant, you’re in luck.

I have Silca owner Josh Poertner with us today, and we go deep into all things chain lubricant, including a better way to lube your chain that’s surprisingly easy way and massively effective, no matter what type of chain lube you use.

From the challenges of sourcing high quality and authentic graphene to the mixing and formulating, we cover everything you want to know about how it works, and why, when it’s so expensive, you should really still use it. It’s not just about saving watts, and it could save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.

Silca Hot Wax X saves 12W, last for 30,000km

The Silca Hot Wax X may not look like much, but this little tub will probably outlast your bike. Check the full tech story on it (and some other recent products) for all the details.

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Davis
Davis
1 month ago

Tyler my first time commenting here. Super job on the podcast! I am 100% on board with Silca’s waxes already But I still learned a lot. You did a fantastic job facilitating the discussion as well great questions I will definitely listen to more of your podcasts

dirk
dirk
1 month ago

The base blend used in the wax is 10x more important than the graphene. Using the wrong base blend like AB results in the worst hot wax available. Then adding the graphene to the mix and you get a super low hot wax. Watch out for Rex hot wax coming soon that will hit the best longevity for all hot waxes. Silca will perform similar but likely at a much higher price 😉

Will Ferrule
Will Ferrule
1 month ago
Reply to  dirk

Silca is always testing the market to see how high it can price its products.

Billyshoo
Billyshoo
1 month ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

Because – (gasp) – they’re in business to make money?

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