This ultrafast chain has been optimized for Shimano 11-speed compatibility, to boost the efficiency of your entire drivetrain.
CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chains can save you between 2–5 watts on a distance of 600 km/370 miles. Apply CeramicSpeed UFO Drip after 600km to maintain your peak chain optimization over the life of the chain.
Be aware that the UFO treatment is not optimized for wet and muddy conditions, which might cause corrosion on the chain. Read more about this in the maintenance tab.
In The Box
- 116 link Optimized Chain
- Shimano 11-speed Quick Link
- Single-Use UFO Drip sample
- Disposable Gloves
- Sticker Sheet
CeramicSpeed uses chains from high-end brands to which an optimization 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.
Read here about the Chain Efficiency Test
The wax blend used in the optimization 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 optimization 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 unrivaled performance and will perform optimally 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 optimization 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 fewer watts than optimized, still being above the level of a new standard chain. CeramicSpeed recommends the use of UFO Drip Chain Coating for maintenance interventions.
The Optimisation Process
The optimization 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 optimization 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.