A waxed chain can go 100's of miles before it needs to be re-applied. A waxed chain is not 'wet' with lubricant, so it will not collect dirt/grime like most lubricated chains do. Additionally, the wax stays on your chain even when riding in wet conditions. Normal lubricants may need to be reapplied after every ride, ultimately resulting in an oily mess that further increases mechanical resistance and wear on your drivetrain.
We can wax any chain, but recommend this service for new chains and anyone prepping their bike for a key race. A waxed chain is the gold standard for chain lubrication, and a premium service we're proud to offer at Tri Town.
We start by thoroughly cleaning your chain of all factory grease (for a new chain) or old lube/dirt (a used chain). We do this through a multi-step process: your chain will be run through our industrial solvent tank, sonic cleaner, and finally soaked in denatured alcohol. At this point, the chain will be completely stripped of all grease and contaminates, and is ready to soak in hot molten chain wax. The heat allows the wax to penetrate deep into the chain links and rollers- where it's needed most. Once cooled, we install your chain on your bike. Your chain will now be sliding on a layer of wax- saving the metal from wear, reducing friction, and extending its usable life.