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I followed the directions (somewhat fussy) and applied the product after a wash cycle on my road bike. Three weeks later, even with some wet riding, the chain was still clean, and I didn't sound like a flock of seagulls riding down the road. Usually, my chain is black and nasty after one week as I tend to have crushed limestone trails and other dirt surfaces on my rides. The only thing I would recommend is to clear the applicator nozzle with a toothpick before the first use as the lube had coagulated and as the plug came out and I had lube everywhere.
I was not a fan of the original UFO drip wax but thought I would give this a try. I cleaned my chain in an ultrasonic cleaner with a splash of Simple Green Aircraft cleaner, let dry and followed the directions with two coats top and bottom. I then did the High Cascades 100, an extremely dry and dusty 100 mile MTB race. Zero noise from the chain. This is the best performing lube that I have used at this event, including the super expensive Absolute Black Graphene.
This is an excellent chain coating. The new bottle is an a total gimmick as the price drop is no savings. They just made the bottle smaller and lowered the price. I personally wish they kept the same size container as before as it does require frequent re-coating of you want maximum benefit. I wish they would had left the same price and same container.
That said, the chain coating delivers exactly what is says it delivers 100%. It requires re-coating often enough but it is well worth it. My drive train show little signs of wear and it runs quietly and extremely smoothly. I love the product.
I totally recommend the product if you are looking for an amazing product.
So, you can't buy speed. How did Steven Hed put it? You're just off-setting poor training? That's really what these pulleys do. There's no hidden motor. There's no tricked out air-foil to give you lift. You're just trying to squeeze a couple watts of parasitic friction out of your drivetrain. Yeah, probably along the lines of a couple as in 2. An only while you're pedaling. There aren't any gains here while coasting.
In hand, these are noticeably smoother than SRAM BlackBox, Enduro Zero, and F1 Ceramic pulleys with similar hybrid ceramic bearings. I almost went with Kogel bearings until BKT had these on sale one day. These are my second experience with CeramicSpeed, in general. My first being ENVE carbon hubs (no complaints, yet).
I'm not sure how the longevity of these pulleys will play out. There are seals on the cartridge bearings, but there's an absence of dust caps covering the cartridge bearings. The provided bottle of lubrication feels more like a light oil instead of a typical water displacing grease. I like the choice of anodized aluminum for the teeth instead of Delrin. Not because of potentially wearing longer (probably the opposite), but because like my Ultegra 6800 in anodized anthracite -the chain locally wears off the anodizaton off the teeth. So even when the bike had a fresh wash, there is noticeable wear in the drivetrain. It's like pulling up in a freshly waxed sports car, but your exhaust tips are matte with black soot. This ain't no trailered show car.
In terms of making you go faster? You probably have the same effect of adding yoga to your cross-training, then removing like 10mm of headset spacers to make you more arrow. Personally, I can't numerically capture any gains by using these ceramic hybrid pulleys. They just genuinely smooth out your pedal stroke and they make you look the part.