Bicycle Chain wax
Bike Chain waxing
Chain waxing prepared using our secret herbs & spices
Bicycle chain hot waxing explained
- Deep clean chain, front & rear derailleur & chainrings in our Ultrasonic cleaner
- Rinse & dry parts
- submerge chain in our hot wax/teflon mix
- leave submerged in the Ultrasonic cleaner until the hot wax has penetrated everywhere
- Remove & hang until cold
- Remove exess wax from chain
- Fit back onto bike
Q. How long until I need to re-wax?
A. Depends on road conditions, weather & other factors but our customers are giving us feedback at around 1000-1200 k’s
Q. How long does it take?
A. Chains are ready for pickup next business day if we’re just waxing chain, a couple of business days if we’re doing a deep clean
Q. Do I need to deep clean the derailleur & chainrings every time I get a chain wax?
A. No. Deep cleaning is for the 1st time only. After that the parts remain grease & oil free
Q. How much does it cost?
A. $50 + $60 – 1st time deep clean + Chain Wax then $35 per refresh
Bicycle Chain Waxing Vs Lube
An immersion chain wax with friction modifiers is the most efficient chain lubrication method available. It greatly improves both chain and drivetrain component durability. Unlike chain lube grit doesn’t stick to the wax on the chainrings, cassette or chain. Without the dirt mixing with the oil to create a grinding agent that wears the links on the chain the drivetrain wears much slower. In fact the cassette and chainring exhibit extremely little wear over 5-10,000 km when the wax is reapplied at regular intervals.
Increased drivetrain durability isn’t just about a silky-smooth drivetrain, but rather performance in real-world conditions with real-world dirt. Here, our wax mixture remains perfectly dry to touch and forms a protective barrier for the chain links. In turn, dirt can’t get in past the solid wax coating, and it doesn’t stick to it, either keeping the chain, cassette & rear derailleurs clean & dry to the touch. Waxing keeps the drivetrain clean and free from any grease or dirt that can act as a grinding paste on your chain and cogs
Should I get My Bike Chain Waxed With My Next Bicycle Service?
That lack of wear on your drivetrain components directly translates to reduced running costs. With no more oily paste there’s no more degreasing! The wax itself can be removed with hot water, meaning any dirt that has somehow managed to stick the chain can be cleaned with hot water, too… That equals big time & money savings long term!
Your drivetrain will always be clean to touch. You don’t need to worry about grease marks when transporting or storing your bike (or on your leg).
A Litle More On How bicycle Chain Waxing Is Done
We remove the chain, derailleurs & crankset then put them into an ultrasonic cleaner with our non toxic cleaning solution. The components are left in the Ultrasonic cleaner for an hour… or 2 depending on how bad the grease & drit build up is
After the parts are thoroughly cleaned they are removed from the Ultrasonic cleaner & placed in another Ultrasonic cleaner containing clean water & the process is repeated to ensure no contaminates remain that might inhibit the wax formula sticking to the chain.
Once thoroughly cleaned the components are dried. At this point they are 100% spotlessly clean, dry & ready for the hot wax.
Once dried the components are placed back on the bike while the chain is placed into another ultrasonic cleaner containing our waxing mixture
The chain is left in the Ultrasonic cleaner containing the waxing solution for an hour or long enough to force the solution into the links on the chain & to provide a protective cover for the plates. The chain is then removed from the Ultrasonic cleaner & hung to cool. After cooling the excess wax is removed & the chain is placed back on the bike