Press release: GRAXAllied Cycle Works
, manufacturer of carbon fiber gravel and road frames, introduces GRAX
, a new chain lubricant and drivetrain cleaner system. GRAX is formulated to shed moisture, mud, slop, and goo in extreme conditions and do it for a ridiculously long time.
Wanting a chain lube that caters to Bentonville's highly variable dirt conditions and 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 really 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.
GRAX is short for gravel wax. This wax-based lubricant is markedly different from anything on the market due to two primary performance properties – its ability to repel water and wattage expenditure both in dry and muddy conditions. It exists to run fast, save power, and reduce drag for riders of all disciplines no matter the conditions.
For GRAX to work its magic, it needs to be applied to a clean drivetrain free of dirt, debris and other lubricants. Many degreasers on the market are very harsh and not designed for practical home use so the team developed GRAX OFF, a non-toxic, biodegradable and easy/safe cleaner. The GRAX OFF formula is specifically tuned to remove GRAX chain lubricant and gunk to thoroughly clean the drivetrain.
When used as a system, GRAX and GRAX OFF will provide amazing results and clearly outperform its counterparts in both clean and muddy conditions.
• Designed and tested for dirt
• Highest efficiency no matter the conditions
• Superior moisture repellency and durability
• Get more miles between applications
• Runs quiet and smooth in foul conditions
• Tested and proven in the lab and then in ridiculous conditionsU.S. Pricing
GRAX High-Performance Chain Lube 4 oz. - $20
GRAX Off Drive Train Cleaner 16 oz. - $20
GRAX Pack with Factory-Treated Chain - $75
For more information, go to www.alliedcycleworks.com