The Ultimate bicycle chain lubricant. Winner of Yellow, White and Polka dot jersey in general classification of Le Tour de France 2020. Most wanted lube by Pro riders.
GRAPHENlube – World’s first hydrocarbon-based (wax) chain lubricant containing Graphene. It exhibits extraordinary durability at single application whilst maintaining impressively low friction for a prolonged period of time in both wet and dry conditions. It’s everything you can really wish for in lubrication.
Up to 1800km on single application (dry conditions), 3-10W savings over other lubes. Perfect for Road, Triathlon, Gravel, Mtb and E-bike.
WE ARE AN OFFICIAL SUPPLIER TO UAE TEAM EMIRATES
absoluteBLACK is an Official supplier of GRAPHENlube to the UAE Team Emirates, supplier to Team Jumbo Visma as well as supplier to several additional Pro Tour Teams under non-disclosure agreement.
Advantages of Graphenlube - Chain Wax Lubricant:
In simple terms it’s a “wax” based water emulsion, with a special mix of high purity graphene, that is liquid when you apply and becomes almost solid when it dries on the chain. Wax based lubricants exhibit far greater tolerance to water and dirt contamination, successfully separating moving chain parts from abrasion and filling in all the imperfections on friction surfaces. Graphene – the wonder material that is still not commonly used because of its incredibly high cost, is a great additive for a few reasons. It has extremely low friction coefficient in all the environments, is far stronger than any known material to a man and it can cling to metal protecting friction surfaces from excessive abrasion. Moreover, it repels the water and is not permeable to air reducing therefore oxidative stress on the metal surface. Even a single atom layer is enough to reduce the friction considerably.
It took us two years to find the right ratio of crumpled to non-crumpled graphene, size of graphene platelets, dispersion rate of agglomerates, concentration and finally figuring out a low friction hydrocarbon emulsion base that will stay on the chain for very long time and not chip away like paraffin wax is known for. The end result is a lubricant that on a single application will hold sub 5 Watts of frictional losses over 900km distance. We have created essentially a new category of performance lubricants.
But why should you care about this number?
For the same reason why Pro Tour teams are eager to use it. It gives you “free” power regardless the conditions.
How to lubricate your chain with Graphenlube (After first application)
1. Wipe the chain with a cloth. (Use gloves)
2. Shake the bottle. Apply the lube continuously to the inside of a chain turning cranks backwards (simple dripping procedure).
3. Let the lube dry for a min. of 2h before riding, ideally overnight.
*For absolute maximum Racing performance where every watt counts, re-lube (by dripping) every 600km or sooner in dry conditions and after every wet ride. If you race, apply a day before the race.
*For everyday riding you can re-lube (by dripping) between 900-1200km in dry road conditions and after 3-4 rides in wet conditions or when you hear chain becomes dry.
*Always apply to a dry chain.
First Application : Take the chain off the bike or use brand new chain and clean it using a solvent (like White Spirit or mineral turps) by immersing the chain completely in the solvent for 20-60min using the poly bag that was delivered with the large lube bottle (Use gloves). Shake the bag with chain for 1min at the end. Take chain out and let it fully dry (2-12h). Fully immerse the chain in the lube (use second poly bag) for about 2-10min. You will need to pour at min 30ml of the lube to the bag, ideally 50ml or more (you will recycle the rest back to the bottle). You should gently shake and articulate the links through the bag. Remove the chain, hang it in place with good airflow, not touching anything and let it dry completely (Ideally overnight). With this initial procedure you will use up about 10-15ml of lube - rest you will pour back to the bottle to be reused.
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