SILCA Super Secret Chain lube 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.
Best of all perhaps is that this formula would prove to be very environmentally friendly, utilizing 4 different types of wax, nanoplatelets of WS2 (Tungsten Disulfide), and mild alcohol to act as a carrier. This same alcohol is used in the SILCA Gear Wipes, making them a perfect product to clean and remove Secret Chain Lube.
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
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.
Smooth and easy to use. Really quiet.
Although a lot of work to prep/clean the chain before application, it is worth it. Love the clean drivetrain and longevity of the product once applied. I use it on my indoor trainer where I tend to ride a lot of miles and it's perfect.
SILCA Super Secret Chain Lube. I use from other 1 months and i have reorder w/ the big container. After a deep clean and dry my chain and the sprocket, i have use 1 drop ever single pin of my chain. Use after 18/24 hours, is absolutely perfect: no noise, less friction and preserve of other components of trasmission ! Generally i ride 4000/5000 KM w/ Shimano Dura Ace chain, after use this SILCA Super Secret Chain Lube, i change after 8500 Km ! Very impressive the preserve of components ! Very important: 1) deep clean sprocket and chain before, dry and dry it 2) after apllication, need min 18 hours, best 24 hours. On the Silca website, is clear yhe notes for use, but all very simple. So, is for ever ;O) Staff very gentle from begin of shop to completely shipped. Chapeau ! Corrado (Italy)
Love this stuff, cheers Josh
After waxing the chains of my bikes with the Super Secret wax (kind of a pain, but worth it), I have been topping it off with the lube. It works beautifully—chain is smooth and silent, and it really doesn’t get that dirty. Highly recommended!