I GOT WAXED TODAY, NOT THAT KIND… my bike got a brand new, waxed chain from WEND. I picked up the chain when I ran into Ryan Dahl at the Swami’s team meeting. He had a handful of his newest creation and I had to have it. Why, because waxed is faster… watts faster.
He only had a few chains.
They aren’t even available on the website, so I can’t even tell you how to get one.
What I can tell you is this… my chain is a top of the line SRAM chain, professionally stripped and waxed at the WEND factory then shrink-wrapped and sealed.
With some assistance from my friend Jon, we cut the chain to the proper length… It had been a while since I cut a chain and I was a little hesitant, but I’ve decided it’s time to start being more self-sufficient with my wrenching and asked for some help.
Ryan told me it takes a good ride to break in the chain, so I spun 25 miles around town.
One thing I noticed right off is how quiet the chain runs. It’s nearly silent.
What does a waxed chain promise… 2-5 watts in power saved, or 15 seconds in a 40k TT.
Do I need it?… I need every advantage I can find… Don’t you?