Faster Than Any Chain: Ceramicspeed Driven

Faster than any chain: CeramicSpeed DrivEn

CeramicSpeed and Friction Facts have made a business of reducing friction to an absolute minimum, whether with ceramic bearings or oversized pulleys or highly specialized chain lube. Today, the company won a Eurobike Award at the tradeshow in Germany for its DrivEn drive shaft concept, which CeramicSpeed claims to be substantially more efficient than even the most optimized chain system. CeramicSpeed DrivEn highlights chain (and derailleur pulleys) replaced with drive shaft teeth on chain ring and cogs engage with ceramic bearings on shaft claimed 49% less friction than stock Dura-Ace drivetrain claimed 32% less friction than CeramicSpeed UFO chain with oversized pulleys The goal: 99% efficiency CeramicSpeed recently acquired Friction Facts, a Colorado efficiency test lab, and founder Jason Smith has since been busy researching ways to make drivetrains as efficient as possible. "A year and a half ago we started a project called Pursuit of the 1% Drivetrain," said ...

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