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Claimed gain of 10 watts.
Muc-Off run the chains through a dynamometer using a specific racing power to measure the individual chain’s performances pre-treatment.
All of the chains are cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner, which uses Muc-Off’s cleaning products combined with ultrasound to remove foreign particles and contaminants. This process also removes the stock, oil-based lubricant on the chain.
The chains are then cleaned with de-ionised water.
The chains are placed in an oven for 40 minutes to ensure they are completely dried and all water is evaporated.
The chains are again treated in the ultrasonic cleaner, this time individually in two-litre baths of the brand’s proprietary cleaner.
The chains are again placed in the oven for drying.
Chains are treated with the nanotube formulation composed of graphene, which fills the microscopic gaps and ridges on the metal chains, normally invisible to the naked eye and so ensuring a much smoother running chain and less metal-on-metal resistance.
The individual chains are then again run on the dynamometer to test performance and individually marked for Team Ineos so they can be used for specific stages.
Once Team Ineos receive the chains, they are bedded in for four to six hours on a turbo trainer ahead of racing to ensure the graphene nanotubes are bedded into the imperfections in the chain for maximum optimisation.