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CeramicSpeed UFO Kæde KMC 11S (Shimano, Sram og Campa kompatibel) til race, tri og mtb

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These ultrafast chains are extremely smooth running and offer exceptional performance opportunities. With a specially-designed formula and as a result of rigorous in-house and real-life testing, the CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chains are proven to help you ride faster or save between 2-5 watts.

Developed for extreme performance on race day, CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chains are optimised for 600km or 370 miles. Thereafter, traces of the optimisation treatment will continue to ensure your chain stays at the top of the normal standard. 

Using only the best chains from high-quality suppliers, the UFO Racing Chains ensure the best results and a real advantage at the finish course.

Be aware that the UFO treatment is not optimised for wet and muddy conditions, which might cause corrosion on the chain. Read more about this in the maintenance tab.

Testing results show, that UFO Racing Chain proves to be faster than other treated chains. 

CeramicSpeed uses chains from high-end brands to which an optimisation treatment is applied. The CeramicSpeed UFO Chains go through a multi-step process, which involves polishing, cleaning, and application of two layers of treatment to achieve the most efficient chain possible. The UltraFast Optimization process is not highly technical, but it is very time consuming.

The wax blend used in the optimisation of the ultra-fast chains was discovered through intensive testing in order to find the fastest base. Thereafter, the base was tweaked to achieve the lowest friction levels on the test equipment. After additional testing and multiple ratios of additives-to-base, the most efficient formula of optimisation was identified. CeramicSpeed started from the initial formula of the UltraFast Optimization process and incorporated a couple of advancements on top of the traditional treatment, for improved results.

The CeramicSpeed UFO Chain is a racing chain, developed with the purpose of delivering the unrivalled performance and will perform optimal for about 600 km/370 miles or potentially more under clean and dry conditions. After this, the watts saved start to decrease nevertheless, your used chain will still feature traces of optimisation and perform better than a regular chain. The maintenance and oiling of the used chain with a wax based lube with Teflon®, will prolong the life of your chain, saving less watts than optimised, still being above the level of a new standard chain. CeramicSpeed recommends the use of Squirt lube for the maintenance interventions. 

Optimerings Processen

The optimisation of a CeramicSpeed UFO chain is a multi-step process starting with a polishing method of the link's sliding surfaces that removes friction-producing surface like roughness and manufacturing imperfections. The chain is followed by a cleaning routine to fully remove the inefficient factory lube and friction-producing contaminants introduced during the manufacturing process. The next steps require the infusion of the chain at optimal temperatures with the optimisation blend. For the final step, Teflon® powder is applied to the chain. The entire process allows the sliding surfaces of an ultra-fast CeramicSpeed UFO Chain to have distinct lubricating layers working together as a system for the ultimate chain efficiency available.

Installation

Mounting your new optimised chain is no different from the installation of any other chain.

Be aware that the chain is covered with Teflon® powder, which might scatter when taken out of the bag. Use the set of gloves provided in the package and make sure to cover the floor when installing the CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chain. Always connect the chain with the connecting link provided. We do not recommend reusing the connecting link. To install your chain, a chain tool is required. Shorten the chain at optimal length.

When cutting the chain with the chain tool, remember that the cut needs to be made so that the chain-ends are both inner plates. Attach the two pieces of the connecting link where the link rivet matches the link plate hole, then pull the chain to activate the lock.

Vedligeholdelse

Within 600 km/370 miles, to benefit from the full advantages of the CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chain, you must not wash the chain before the mileage is exceeded. However, if your chain needs cleaning, use a dry cloth or a soft brush and carefully remove the dirt off the chain. When taking the chain off for maintenance or cleaning, remember to reinstall it in the same direction as before. In the case of a mild shower, where the chain has not been exposed to water more than a few minutes, the chain performance properties should not be affected. 

In the case of light showers, we recommend applying UFO Drip Chain Coating, after wiping off the excess Teflon powder with a dry cloth, if any left on the chain. Allow the UFO Drip Chain Coating to dry off before riding. 

In the case of heavy showers, you should cover your chain in a protective grease on top of the UFO treatment. This will slightly influence the watt savings, but it will protect the chain while still improving your performance. 

After 600 km/370 miles the chain may undergo maintenance, keeping in mind that traces of the optimisation are still left on the chain. When using UFO Drip Chain Coating, after the 600 km/370 miles, please follow the instructions on the bottle. Note that the huge watts saving of 2-5 watts is achieved within the first 600 km/370 miles interval and decrease slightly after the UFO treatment wears off.

Hvordan CeramicSpeed startede

CeramicSpeed is more than just bearings. We are a company founded on innovation and a relentless desire to change the world of competitive cycling. We’ve grown rapidly over the years, distributing to over 50 countries, with an ever expanding team of unique individuals in offices across Europe, Asia, and America.

In 1998, Jacob Csizmadia broke the world record for 24hr inline skating – using skates equipped with ceramic ball bearings. Two years later, he introduced ceramic bearings to professional cycling. A winning mentality is how it all started, and it’s this guiding principle that continues to drive us forward.

In 2001, Jacob went on tour with Team CSC where ceramic bearings were used at the Tour de France for the very first time.

After this success, CeramicSpeed was founded, and we started producing hybrid bearings in Holstebro, Denmark, for both sports and industrial applications.

Using technology developed as part of NASA’s space program in the 1990s, our hybrid bearings are made with top-grade silicon nitride ceramic balls, making them 58% lighter and 30-50% faster than traditional steel bearings. The production of each ball takes from 50 to 70 days, but the result is worth the wait.

The knowledge from bicycle bearings was the launch pad into industrial applications, and we work with global manufacturing companies across an array of sectors to achieve operational savings that allow them to remain competitive and continue to grow. In 2014, CeramicSpeed received FDA certification, producing the only bearings in the world with approval for direct contact with food products.

The acquisition of the Colorado-based testing lab, Friction Facts, in 2016 bolsters our ability to deliver efficiency, quality, and groundbreaking results within the cycling industry. Innovation is in our DNA, continuously bringing new and improved products to market, setting new standards, and pushing the boundaries of the cycling technology.

Today, people are the heart and soul of our company. Operations are still based at our headquarters in Holstebro, where the team continue to assemble every single bearing by hand. While the company keeps growing in all corners of the world, our culture and values remain rooted in our history.

Every year, we find the time to get together, Danish style. We cycle; we laugh; we share stories from the road, over a beer or two.


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