Unlike other Hot Melt waxes, GRAPHENwax not only exhibits lowest friction, but also lasts longer and is much easier to use. Usually after dipping the chain in melted wax you need to wait until chain cools down and then painstakingly break every chain link so the chain can be flexible again, leaving crumbled mess behind and particles on the frame and crank. With GRAPHENwax we have reinvented this process. After the chain cools down, you only need to run it between your fingers along its entire length, and the chain is broken-in leaving no pieces of wax behind. Our wax simply doesn’t crumble during the chain movement, meaning you have more wax that protects the drivetrain for longer. It can also withstand those hot days where other wax lubricants simply melt off your chain. GRAPHENwax will not stain your fingers when handling the chain and it’s the quietest wax coating you will use. It’s your “dream come true” wax lubricant.
GRAPHENwax and our World Tour winning GRAPHENlube go very well together. If you plan longer rides you can “top it up” with GRAPHENlube ®. Chain will not require re-cleaning.
Why we dont use Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) nor Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) additives.
While these substances can exhibit super low friction, they do it only in vacuum or inert gas. In normal humid air they not only have high friction but also very short life because of the rapid oxidation process. Using these additives in chain lubricant, where water is often present, is simply pointless.
We also don’t use any oils or paraffin oils in the mixture because it adversely impacts the friction.
HOW LONG THE BOX OF GRAPHEN WAX LASTS:
Each chain treatment uses only 3-4g (0.14oz) of wax if you let it drip back into the crockpot while it dries. We actually weighed it. If you clean your chain with boiling water (see video below), let it dry and then wax, you could get around 62 treatments and still have 100g (3.5oz) left in the pot to guarantee full immersion of the chain. It’s only a matter of how much you contaminate the wax or how good you clean the chain with boiling water prior to every waxing. Wax will still last the same number of applications regardless of cleaning, but if you contaminate the wax too much, it will no longer be as effective.
It’s like walking in the house with shoes on. The floor is clean as long as you clean your shoes every time you enter the house.
GRAPHENwax coating will last on the chain for approximately 450 km (280 mi) in dry road conditions. The longevity of the coating will be reduced in dusty/off-road conditions. When the chain starts sounding dry, it is time to re-wax. When riding in rain/wet conditions, the chain should be re-waxed after each ride. This is inherent to all hot melt waxes no matter the brand, and cannot be avoided.
If your rides are often in mud/rain we recommend our amazing GRAPHENlube, which will greatly reduce the maintenance intervals.