July 08, 2021
Rouleur tech podcast: Lubing on up
Know your lubes? If the notion that a dry lube is for dry conditions and wet is for soggy rides is your default position, then think again.
It’s a complicated and fascinating (honest!) subject, so we brought in lubrication expert Jason Smith of Friction Facts, the bicycle component test lab and part of the Ceramic Speed family, specialists in drivetrain efficiency.
Host Dan Cavallari deconstructs the jargon and ensures we can all understand the science behind the theory. Essentially, cleanliness is next to fastliness – that may not be an actual word, but you get our drift. And never race on a brand new chain. Listen to Jason. He knows his friction from his fiction.