In collaborating with Team Sky to create a professional all-weather chain lube, Muc-Off’s research team designed and built a pioneering machine, the Chain Lube Optimisation Dyno (or C.L.O.D), to use in testing chain lube prototypes and provide detailed quantifiable data. With C.L.O.D., Muc-Off achieved their most exceptional chain lube yet, the Team Sky Hydrodynamic Lube: Tour Edition.
Each batch of the hydrodynamic lube is hand-blended in the UK and bottled in yellow Tour de France leader’s jersey themed containers. This lube is petroleum-free and extremely durable. Thanks to its extreme pressure additives and film- forming properties, this lube promotes a low friction environment that’s suited for all-weather riding and can last up to 400 miles with each application.
For easy application, the bottle has a built-in pipette –- no flimsy detachable pipe to keep track of. The lube itself contains a dye that illuminates under a UV light (which comes with the lube) to easily spot any parts of the chain that might be lacking lubrication.
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