Does A Dirty Chain Affect Transmission Drivetrain Efficiency? | GMBN Tech Does Science

Published on December 12th 2021


When your gears are working their best, have you noticed that they're virtually silent! There are many contributing factors as to why from a correct set-up to just how clean and well lubricated they are. Silence means low friction. So when your drivetrain is grinding away after 12 dirty rides without a clean, or towards the end of that ultra-muddy epic you're undertaking, you can imagine how much friction and how inefficient it has become! Well, imagine no longer because (with a lot of help from Muc-Off) we're doing some science... In association with Shimano Subscribe to GMBN Tech: Take a look at GMBN Tech Tees: Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @gmbntech Sign up to the GMBN newsletter: Please submit your content to our uploader: we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Watch more on GMBN Tech... 📹 Join Rich for an epic ride: 📹 Watch GMBN Tech Features here - 📹 Watch The weekly GMBN Tech Show - 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 21 Til Infinity - Matt Large Granny Dance - Scoobadive Humbot - Wave Saver Lepiten Falls - Ooyy Moment - Jones Meadow Recreational Tune - Smartface Damned - Under Earth #GMBNTech #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Brought to you by the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), GMBN Tech delves deeper into the bikes, kit and technology that powers your rides! Our mission is to help you discover, dial-in, and get the best from the latest cutting edge bikes and technology available. If it’s off-road tech you’re after, look no further! The weekly GMBN Tech Show showcases the latest and biggest tech stories, with more besides. Fancy some factory tours and first looks to keep you informed of how the latest tech has arrived, as well as what they do on the trail? You’ve got it. Want some in-depth maintenance videos give you the knowledge to set up, look after and upgrade what you’ve got? Yep, we’ve got them, too. Lots of ‘em. In fact, our presenting team consists of bike industry professionals with decades of experience of wrenching, writing, and working at the cutting edge of mountain biking so we can keep you informed, entertained and engaged with all the tech that drives mountain bikes forwards! Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: POC helmets and eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Dainese Protection: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: e*thirteen: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off - Crankbrothers Seatposts: Komoot: Power Tools: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter -