At Muc-Off, we know better than most that the performance of even the lightest, stiffest, most advanced drivetrain component can be nullified with a poor-quality lubricant or even a high-quality lube in the wrong application. The parameters for our Project Landa formula were clear: a timed test of just 36.2km, in which every second would count. Our solution? To tip the efficiency-durability axis heavily in favour of the former and go all-in for speed.
Following years of development throughout previous Grand Tours and hundreds of hours of screening, formulating, testing and reformulating at our R&D; laboratory, we created our fastest ever lubricant and chain combination for Mikel Landa’s Tour de France time-trial. Our development work included more than 40 hours screening base oils and additives to create the lowest friction blend on our tribology equipment, before embarking on intensive testing, up to 12 hours a day, with Muc-Off’s bespoke chain-link dynamometer.
Coupled with the newly enhanced chain optimisation process, the combination resulted in the fastest ever chain and lubricant Muc-Off has ever created, tested and proven in data.