Allied Cycle Works introduced Graxs, its new chain lubricant and drive train cleaner system formulated to shed moisture, mud, slop, and goo in extreme conditions and do it for a long time.
“Wanting a chain lube that caters to Bentonville’s highly variable dirt conditions and the sheer volume of miles and not satisfied with what was on the market, a chance meeting with Dr. Samuel Beckford set things in motion. An expert in surface technology and building game-changing products in other categories like ski wax, Dr. Beckford already had a concept of testing experimental hydrophobic lubricant formulas for bicycle chain use. Dr. Beckford and Allied product development and engineering lead, Sam Pickman, put their brains together and piloted the concept. The team weeded down test samples to a few formulas in the lab that stood out over competitor products before the Allied crew and 2019 Unbound Gravel 200 race winner Colin Strickland tested them on their bikes for over a year. The end result is Grax,” explained the Allied.
Grax, short for gravel wax, is a wax-based lubricant with two primary performance properties—its ability to repel water and wattage expenditure in dry and muddy conditions. It exists to run fast, shave watts and reduce drag over long distances for racers of all disciplines.
For Grax to work, it needs to be applied to a clean drive train free of dirt, debris and other lubricants. Many degreasers on the market are harsh and not designed for home use so the team developed Grax Off a non-toxic, biodegradable and easy/safe cleaner and is tuned to remove Grax chain lubricant.
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