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.
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!
I bought this stuff a year ago. I cleaned the chain and applied the lube according to the directions here. It's the longest lasting chain lube I have ever used. The chain just rolls on and on. Not a hint of a squeak. My cycling friends keep asking me how I am able to be able to keep the chain and cassette looking so clean???
So far so good. Instructions on degreasing the new chain were great, and waxing it on the bike with the lube seems to have worked well. Only complaint is it took over 3 weeks to get the lube (into Canada).
Easy to apply and works well. I love my quiet ride out on country roads.