Rethinking the 2014 Biking Technology
Muc-Off has always looked to push the boundaries of innovation. This is the story of the long road to innovation - in the quest for chain efficiency perfection.
Muc-Off’s whole development process involves rigorous testing of each product with the professional teams it supports. The development with these teams ensures each product is tested in the fastest and toughest conditions for road cycling.
This testing process was an integral part of the development of the C4 Chain Wax that Team Sky used in this year’s Tour de France TT. The Muc-Off C4 Chain Wax is the first of its kind; the long and rigorous process to produce the wax and its application to the chain can help produce savings of 7.5 seconds over a 55mile time trial. In a discipline where seconds can be the difference between 1st and 10th place, it is a marginal gain that can help steer a rider to victory.
The C4 Wax was tested and developed using Muc-Off’s Chain Lube Efficiency Dynamometer. This machine has the ability to test any lubricant and chain to provide quantitative data, efficiency and performance durability. The C4 Wax was strenuously tested on the chain efficiency dynamometer until the perfect formula was produced. This process also involved live testing with Team Sky riders, such as Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Richie Porte to ensure the wax was fit for race conditions.