Silca is claiming its latest Hot Wax X chain wax can provide a 12-watt advantage thanks to the use of a new material called Nanene.
Graphene was first isolated in 2004 by two researchers at The University of Manchester in the UK, which was quickly hailed as a wonder material that could revolutionize other compounds. In its purist sense, graphene is a one-atom-thick fabric of carbon that’s been theoretically shown to have remarkable physical properties including exceptional strength-to-weight, effective electrical and thermal conductors as well as be highly flexible. Nanene is an ultra high quality few-layer graphene produced using a patented manufacturing method.
As a result, Silca claims its Nanene infused Hot Wax X not only reduces friction (i.e. saves watts), but also extends the treatment time to 500+ miles (800 kilometers) between applications.
“Hot Wax X makes it possible to extend the service life of a single chain to 18,600 miles (30,000 kilometers),” claims Silca.
Silca is also keen to point out that Hot Wax X doesn’t contain any PFAS chemicals (Polyfluoroalkyl Substances – so-called “forever chemicals” such as Teflon/PTFE).
How is Hot Wax X applied?
According to Silca, Hot Wax X comes in the form of a solid puck, which needs to be melted in order for it to be applied to a throughly cleaned chain.
From there, the chain is immersed in the wax, and then left to dry completely before it’s reinstalled. The same process is repeated for reapplication.
If saving watts is your goal and cost is no object, Hot Wax X can be purchased directly from Silca for a whopping $165.00.
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