In a recent article, Velonews reported testing that showed using paraffin on your chain instead of Pro Lube would save you 5 seconds in a 10 mile time trial. If true, thatís huge. Many people are not aware of it, but the only true advantage ceramic bearings have over standard bearings is they allow the use of a lighter grease or oil, which like the chain referenced above, will give you increased performance.
Proís take out all of the dust seals in Time Trials for the same reasons.
But a more serious look at these happenings would point to a more devious benefit. Parts without lubricant wear out faster - and thatís big bucks for the component makers!
That is also the true motivation behind lighter and lighter components. Sure they go faster Ė but more importantly, they also wear out faster!
The gold standard is to have the whole bike to wear out at once so that changing any individual part becomes futile. We are still not there yet, but where thereís a will thereís a way.
Thanks for reading Ė John Neugent
Special sale - additional 10% off ALL custom wheels. Out Internet pricing is already low but for this weekend take another 10% off (discount taken at checkout). Choose from some of the best rims and hubs and have us build the wheels to your specifications.
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Just added to our Specials and Closeout page are some killer deals on cranksets. We have limite supply of some new cranksets you can get at a very special closeout price.
THIS SALE IS SO HOT I WILL KEEP IT GOING FOR ANOTHER DAY. We still have our great wheel and rubber sale going for at least another day. Get the M28 Aero wheels (1750 grams) with Michelin Lithion2 tires and tubes for only $45 more (total $214) or the R28 SL wheels with the same rubber deal for $294.
F100 and FC100 Bike Sale: How often do you get to buy a truly great bike below wholesale? How often does that bike come with the very latest components and is custom built to your specification? Our alloy F100 is a close copy of the old Cervelo S1 frame. Made in the same factory (thatís right, a pro tour level bike). Our FC100 is made in a factory that used to make many of the Look frames.
Why am I doing this? Itís the winter, I have too much stock, and I am going to discontinue these models largely due to the need for some new graphics. I could also just tell you that I want to turn some inventory into cash but that would probably not work as well.
FC500 Bike Sale: Of all the products we have ever sold none has come close to the satisfaction level this bike gets. Many of the owner become walking Neuvation sales people. Yes itís that good. For a limited time only get 10% off my already low Internet pricing on the FC500. Discount applied at checkout.