Speed Potion Wax is the ultimate bicycle chain coating. A top-grade wax composite containing over 17% friction reducing additives in a unique formula that makes you faster, is extremely durable, provides maximum wear protection and keeps your chain clean.
The unique, wax based coating comes in liquid form which hardens out completely after application. The coating that is formed on the chain links is completely dry and clean.
Due to a unique formula containing an innovative emulsifier, it was possible to add more friction reducing additives than ever before. The natural wax composite is now drenched in materials that minimize friction and save precious watts.
Speed Potion Wax is extremely adhesive when hardened and penetrates very well into the chain in liquid form. The elasticity of the coating ensures a long-lasting effect. Depending on the conditions, the wax emulsion will outperform any other lubricant. Not only reducing friction, but also protecting against wear. Extremely wet conditions are never great for a wax based product, when it is pouring with rain we recommend using an oil based lubricant, specific for wet conditions.
Oiling chain links to reduce friction equals adding a sticky layer to your bicycle chain. Dirt sticks to the oil, contaminating the links and increasing friction which slows you down. By using a wax coating that hardens out completely, your chain remains dry, smooth and free of dirt.
The Brugger value indicates elasticity and pressure resilience. A higher Brugger value equals a more resilient lubricant that is more durable and continues to perform under higher pressure. Especially solid wax coatings benefit from a high Brugger value, since they are unable to re-lubricate when displaced. Speed Potion Wax stands out with a very high Brugger value of 130N/mm2, making this wax ideal for riders that produce more watts than average.
Please make sure to completely degrease your chain to ensure good adhesion. Even when the chain is new, there is a factory lubricant on it which makes it very hard for a wax product to stick to the metal surface. Rinse the chain well after using a degreasing chain cleaner and let it dry out completely.
Always shake the bottle vigorously before opening it, the oxygen in the bottle can cause some of the wax to harden in the nozzle of the bottle, and it is best to make sure this is mixed in well. Always apply Speed Potion Wax at least 2 hours before riding, preferably longer (24 hours). This way the wax is able to solidify completely. Adhesion will be at the best level after 24 hours and this will have a positive effect on the durability of the coating.
Apply 1 drop to every chain link, both on the inside of the chain and on the outside. Don’t over- or underdo it. Excess wax will harden around the pulley wheels and can easily be removed with a brush or cloth. Remove the chain from the bike and clean as described. Fill a strong plastic bag or a small container with Speed Potion Wax and immerse the chain into the liquid. Make sure no more air bubbles come out of the chain when you shake the bag or container. Take the chain out of the fluid and let it dry completely before remounting.
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Apply 1 drop to every chain link, both on the inside of the chain and on the outside. Don’t over- or underdo it. Excess wax will harden around the pulley wheels and can easily be removed with a brush or cloth.
Remove the chain from the bike and clean as described. Fill a strong plastic bag or a small container with Speed Potion Wax and immerse the chain into the liquid. Make sure no more air bubbles come out of the chain when you shake the bag or container. Take the chain out of the fluid and let it dry completely before remounting.
When you feel you want or need to re-lube the chain, clean the chain gently with a brush or cloth and add 1 drop to every chain link. Depending on the condition of the chain and your plans you can do this only on the inside or on both the in- and outside of the chain.
Creating a super adhesive coating that penetrates well into the chain and is extremely durable took us the longest. To make all of this possible we have added an important application guideline; always do so between 15°C and 35°C. After the coating has hardened, it can easily withstand higher and lower temperatures. The formula reacts to oxygen, so please keep the cap on the bottle as much as possible.
Not unique but still important to us; Speed Potion Wax is biodegradable. It degrades quickly and completely, which is unique.
Speed Potion Wax is developed together with pro riders and mechanics who’s daily stage is the World Tour. It’s designed for riders who produce above average power, Speed Potion Wax is the fastest lubricant out there.
Most lubricants have a relatively low resilience or elasticity, this is indicated by the Brugger value we keep talking about. Products with a low resilience are pushed out of the area where the actual pressure is applied (displaced). Oils, being fluid, have the tendency to slowly drift back to the place where they are needed, which means they get a second chance at doing their work. Wax based products that harden out don’t have that benefit. Once you exceed the maximum pressure a wax can handle, it is displaced and will not drift back into place as it is solid. Speed Potion Wax has a resilience that is about 5-6 times higher than other wax based products (we have tested the most popular, high-end waxes) meaning it stays in place longer. Even if you are a rider who produces higher power levels (>500 Watts) when sprinting, climbing or when you accelerate. When the lubricant is in the correct place, it provides that smooth feeling. When it is being displaced, chain link by chain link, it will eventually feel raw. This explains why Speed Potion Wax feels smooth for a long time.
This varies depending on many factors and can go up to quite crazy numbers. Compared to no lubricant or a low-grade lube you can win >15W. Compared to average quality lubricants >10W and compared to the better grade lubes out there the difference can be 5W or more. Especially riders who produce more power than average benefit from the resilience of Speed Potion Wax as they displace regular oil-based products and waxes easily. There are spooky graphs out there, you will see many if’s and but’s if an actual lab presents results. One of them is the power that is used during testing, we often see 250W. With a wax coating we feel it is important to factor in the displacement as it does not flow back into place and that is where Speed Potion Wax changes the game.
Speed Potion Wax is a very durable coating and will stay on your chain for a long time. In ideal situations 600K is no exception. What needs to be factored in (for instance) is the chain line, wear of the chain and cassette, humidity, cleanliness of the chain at the first application, hardening time, application method etc. The power output of the rider is also an important factor.
One of the benefits of using a wax-based lubricant is the silencing effect. At the same time, as pointed out by many experts, most wax based coatings have a hard time penetrating into the chain. Therefore, many waxes lay on top of the links and silence the chain quite well. The downside is the lack of actual lubricating properties. If the wax does not reach the inner part of the chain, it is unable to do its work properly. Speed Potion Wax penetrates the chain very well and sits in the chain rather than on the chain. The focus for this product is on the increased efficiency of your drive train rather than cosmetic factors like color or silencing abilities.
Yes, you can. We do recommend reapplying Speed Portion Wax after you get home. If you have the choice or are preparing for a ride in the rain specifically, we recommend using an oil-based product rather than a wax. Oil simply copes better with water than any wax.
Yes, Speed Potion Wax is perfectly suitable for indoor training. Do not soak the chain in the liquid, but use the drop by drop application method and you will see very little residu. It is important to clean the chain well and give the wax composite enough time to harden out, especially indoors, to avoid flakyness.
We use very high-quality materials to produce the Speed Potion Wax coating. Our base waxes are of a quality that is much higher than the normal standard. The additives and emulsifiers to make the wax not only dirt repelling, durable and resilient but also fast is where the real cost are. A specific machine was specifically built to actually produce the wax coating.
Probably there is some wax residue in the nozzle of the bottle that is preventing the liquid wax from distributing easily. You can remove the transparent cap from the bottle and rinse it with warm water. This way you will clear the nozzle and everything will function perfectly again after placing the nozzle back on the bottle Do not use a needle or sharp object to clear the nozzle, this will only work for a short while.
The formula for Speed Potion Wax consists of many different ingredients. One of the friction modifiers that was selected has a very dark grey, almost black, colour. This is why the liquid is grey instead of just white.
The formula for Speed Potion Wax is a secret 😉
We use top-grade friction modifiers and emulsifiers to create Speed Potion Wax. The exact ingredients are not made public.
We have worked with Team Jumbo Visma for the development of this wax coating. They were the ones pushing us to develop a product that is able to withstand higher powers. The team uses the product for quite some time now and is extremely happy with the results. During the process some rumors of us working on this project leaked and ever since we have had some interesting enquiries from teams. So far we have chosen to exclusively support Team Jumbo Visma on their quest to win the Tour de France.
If you want to get more speed from your power, than yes. If you are more the rider that enjoys his time on the bike without worrying about Strava segments, average speeds or outpacing the pack you are riding with; there are cheaper options to lubricate your chain.
Yes. Speed Potion Wax can be used with all brands such as Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo and others. We have not found any drivetrain components or finishes that don’t go well with Speed Potion Wax.
You can buy Speed Potion Wax on our website and via our dealers. Find the nearest one to you through our dealer locator. We don’t ship to every country, but some of our dealers are really good at this! If your local bike shop is not stocking Dynamic products yet, feel free to let us know and we will reach out to them.