POOLE 09.02.2022 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Muc-Off, the global leaders in bicycle and motorcycle care and performance, are excited to announce the launch of their new eBike Drivetrain Tool.
Cleaning, lubing and protecting an eBike drivetrain can be a challenge, as the motor means the chain doesn’t spin backwards with the crank arms, like a regular bike. Until now!
Introducing the Muc-Off eBike Drivetrain Tool!
This revolutionary bit of kit locks firmly into an eBike sprocket bolt, allowing the drivetrain to spin backwards freely, making eBike maintenance a breeze. Not only is it quicker, but it’s safer on parts too. Riders have taken to flipping their bikes upside down or wheeling the bike forwards to apply lube to their chains; thanks to the Muc-Off eBike Drivetrain Tool, scratched up displays, bars, saddles and frames can be a thing of the past.
The Drivetrain Tool is made from a durable CNC machined 6061 aluminium body and finished in the classic Muc-Off anodised pink. It's compatible with most eBike chain rings (excluding spiderless), thanks to the supplied 5mm, 6mm Hex & T30 Torx bits which snap into place with a magnetised connection. There's even a protective silicone sleeve which means it won’t damage cranks.
"We get excited about developing simple products that provide solutions to big problems, and we love taking riders’ maintenance game to the next level – this new eBike Drivetrain Tool hits the mark on both fronts! After months of real-world testing, we're stoked with the results; it makes looking after eBikes easier than ever, so we’re confident it’ll become a ‘must-have’ tool for eBikers everywhere." – Alex Trimnell, CEO at Muc-Off.
Due to the force generated by the motor, an eBike drivetrain is subjected to significantly higher torque loads than that of a traditional bike, so chain lubrication becomes a vitally important part of the maintenance regime. An eBike drivetrain which is either not lubed, or that is lubed with a non eBike specific lubricant, can lead to snapped or stretched chains, as well as increased wear to expensive components such as cranks, cassettes, and derailleurs.
Using one of Muc-Off’s eBike specific lubes, alongside this new Drivetrain Tool can help prevent these issues, making it a must-have combo for any eBike shredder. Plus the new tool is supplied with a lanyard and carabiner clip, so it’s on hand for when the drivetrain needs some lovin’!
Muc-Off are celebrating the launch, with the release of their eBike Arcade video, which sees fan-favourite Chopper Fielder, as he searches for a post ride clean down. Attracted by flashing lights and cheers of celebrations, he attempts to win the ultimate eBike cleaning and maintenance jackpot. Watch the video and check out the eBike Arcade blog, which is stacked with tips and tricks to supercharge rider's eBike maintenance game.
The Muc-Off eBike Drivetrain Tool is priced at £19.99 / €29.99 / $34.99 and is available now from selected retailers and muc-off.com
Steve Fearn, Global Bicycle PR & Communications Manager
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Back in 1991 Rex and Marilyn Trimnell got things started with X-Lite UK. After designing and manufacturing the world’s first twin crown bicycle fork, Rex created a perfectly pink spray to clean his kit. To make a long story short, Rex’s cleaner was the best thing since sliced bread, and it wasn’t long before word got out and Muc-Off was born.
Fast-forward to now and Muc-Off is now the go-to brand for top riders. And, in case you haven’t noticed, they do a bit more than our original pink cleaner these days.