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Muc-off launches new Nanotube chain, promising 10 watt efficiency saving

The chain, as used by Chris Froome throughout his all-conquering 2017 season, is now available to the public

​The Nanotube chain promises superior durability, performance and drivetrain friction reduction compared to all other chains on the market, and is the culmination of ten years' research. 

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It was used by Team Sky and Chris Froome during both his Tour de France and Vuelta victories, and as shown in the video, is essentially a Dura-Ace chain treated with a special solution applied to get the extra efficiency and durability gains. Muc-Off have boldly claimed it can save you 10 watts compared to Ceramic Speed's Shimano Dura Ace UFO chain over a four hour period. that was only released last month as featured on, and also claimed to be the most efficient drivetrain coating available. 

The Nanotube is said to be more durable compared to wax-treated chains, the latter of which Muc-Off say lead to performance drop-offs over time. They say their solution offers a far more consistent drivetrain performance.  

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Muc-Off are also selling a special Nanotube top-up chain lube, purported to offer a further 1-2 watts power saving when applied to the original chain. 

Muc-Off's version one of a Nanotube-coated chain was released last year with an RRP of £135 - this one has actually come down in price a little at £109.99, and the lube is a whopping £49.99. In the UK both are available now through Muc-Off's website. 




After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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