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Muc-Off launches 'fastest chain in the world' service

Now you can go as fast as Bradley Wiggins or Bridie O'Donnell. In theory.
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Muc-Off is offering an exclusive personal service where you can purchase a Shimano, Campagnolo or SRAM chain that is hand treated with a unique Speed Film Lubrication; NanoTube Chain Optimisation.

The treated chain can be put straight onto a bike and be ridden at an optimum level immediately and uses the Speed Film lubrication developed for Bradley Wiggins’ Hour Record

The prices are:

  • Shimano RRP £135
  • SRAM RRP £137
  • Campagnolo RRP £140

The key features are: 

  • All weather lubricant
  • Contains NanoTube additives
  • Ride up to 400 miles
  • See power savings up to 6 watts
  • Perfect for track, triathlon, road, and mountain biking
  • Top up bottle available (RRP £35)

This Speed Film lubrication uses advanced additives for "unrivalled" friction reducing technology and was also used by Bridie O’Donnell in her hour record.

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The formula contains NanoTube additives to make it incredibly fast, while still retaining the all-weather repellency of Muc-Off’s Hydrodynamic Lube. The brand said: "Unlike other speed optimised chains where a dry wax is used lasting 200 miles or less, the Muc-Off NanoTube Chain Optimisation will benefit you for 400+ miles in dry conditions and 250+ miles in wet and muddy conditions with no severe performance drop off (as happens with dry waxes after a far shorter period)."

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"Each chain is painstakingly speed graded and run-in under load during which data is taken to find its optimum. Now it’s sonic cleaned in several formulas and hand treated with the Nanotube formula, then nanotube particles are applied. It’s now finally ready for track, triathlon, road or MTB competition straight out of the box. This is perfect for you if you have a major race or event coming up.

"Once you are ready to clean the chain then you can still bring your chain back to within 1-2 watts of when it is at its optimum by applying the top up Nanotube Speed Film Lube available on the Muc-Off website. This means you can thoroughly clean and re-treat your chain for many more hundreds of miles of ultimate speed. It won't be as fast as when it was first treated as we use a special technique and processes to ensure the formula is driven deep into each link for 100% coverage (we also apply a powder externally) but you can still achieve significant savings. Don’t worry it will still be one of the fastest chains on the planet!" 

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