When we launched secret chain lube, Josh admitted that the starting point for this product was a hot wax recipe he had used for years with pro teams that had won numerous world and Olympic medals. The idea behind Secret Chain Lube was to bring this technology to a lube that didn't require hot melting but turns out, many of our customers were already big fans of hot waxing chains, and the requests flooded in for us to release the SILCA Secret Wax Blend.. so here it is!
Consisting of highly refined laboratory-grade paraffin and a high concentration of 3 specific sizes of nano-scale Tungsten disulfide, Secret Chain Blend not only acts as a lubricant but actually acts to modify the surface of the chain, filling in all of the crevices of the metal with highly lubricious and wear-resistant tungsten disulfide particles. As a result, chains waxed with Secret Chain Blend and Secret Chain Lube will actually get faster over time and after repeated waxings. Secret Chain Blend is the only hot wax lubricant to have a specifically matched and compatible drip wax which can be used to 'top off' the wax as needed, extending the duration between hot wax applications, and guaranteeing the quietest running drivetrain possible. Using the combination of Secret Chain Blend and Secret Chain Lube can dramatically extend the chain and drivetrain component life (up to 10x).
Reminder: Do not leave the sousvide bag unattended in a pot of water, while on the stove, at any point of the chain waxing process.
Wax Chain Maintenance with Super Secret Chain Lube
SILCA Super Secret Chain coating started out as a project to develop the fastest Hot-Melt wax lubricant available more than a year ago. Josh has been recommending Hot Melt Wax and helping Pro cyclists and triathletes wax chains for years and wanted to bring his lubricant formula to our customers, the challenge was how to consistently melt, dip and agitate the chain across different crockpot designs and temperatures. The project took a fascinating turn from the world of IndyCar when josh was introduced to a group that had developed a technology to put micro-scale wax powders into a solution that was quick drying and forms a coating that is indiscernible from hot melt dipping. The combination of air-drying liquid wax and Tungsten Disulfide would quickly prove to beat all currently available hot melt waxes in friction testing while being much faster and easier to apply.
4 oz. and 8 oz. bottles with the precision applicator tip for dripping on your chain
Apply according to video and let dry for AT LEAST 12 hours for optimal results, 24 hours if applied in cool or humid weather conditions! We recommend applying the lube AFTER your ride so it's ready for next time! See Chart Below for more Info
NOTE: Over time the WS2 will begin to settle to the bottom of the bottle, shake well before using!
What temperature can I apply Super Secret Chain Coating? 41 - 95 °F / 5-35 °C
What temperature is the best for storing the Super Secret Chain Coating? 41 - 86 °F / 5-30 °C
Keeping Super Secret under 41 F can result in the product freezing and being damaged.
Please note: Field tests have determined that prolonged exposure to below-freezing temperatures, can cause viscosity breakdown to the Super Secret Chain Coating. The coating will become quite thick. It is OK to apply to the chain as the functionality is still viable. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to clear the cap with a needle.
Electron microscopy of this phenomena was first reported by Paula Ussa Aldana at the University of Lyon in France a few years back.¬† She was able to section the test samples to expose the tribofilm, showing exactly how the WS2 nano platelets are being held in the tribofilm of ZDDP.
Tribofilm formed in the wear groove of a test pin.
In SILCA testing, the use of a significantly more advanced base oil than used in the University of Lyon testing has shown further improvements in both wear and friction, while careful balancing of the formulation has allowed us to mass produce the resulting oil at an attainable price despite the exotic cost of some of the ingredients.
SILCA Synergetic oil has tested internally to be the fastest and quietest oil-based lubricant ever tested, losing only 4.9 watts on 250 input (98.1% efficiency), however, it really begins to shine when focusing on longevity and durability of the chain and mating components.¬† Best of all, because the lubricant forms a durable tribofilm at the metal surface, and is strongly attracted to itself, the lube proves to be exceptionally waterproof, remaining inside the chain even in testing under full water submersion, the lubricant is not displaced!¬†
Due to a bottling mistake our label is missing the words "Do not Eat," but this lubricant is not safe for consumption.
SILCA Bio Degreaser and Gear Cleaner is the ultimate environmentally friendly degreaser. Formulated to remove grease, oils, dirt, mud, drink mix, and more from both metal and painted surfaces, SILCA Bio Degreaser is also safe for use as a hand cleaner and will not harm rubber, leather or other delicate surfaces.¬†
SILCA Gear Wipes are two-sided, disposable towels designed to remove dirt, grease oils, and sweat from your cycling gear. Each wipe contains a textured scrubbing side for removal of heavy dirt or grime and a soft polishing side for finish cleaning which leaves behind a spotless shine. The wipes use cosmetic grade cleaning agents which are safe for use on hands and skin but contain no lotions or moisturizers which can leave behind streaks or slimy residues.¬† Covered under SILCA's Limited Warranty.