It has been announced that Orica-Scott, formerly Orica BikeExchange, will have use of a new chain lube dispenser, which could result in significant drive train efficiency savings over the competition, particularly in wet or dusty conditions
We have previously reported on the Revo Via system which works by applying micro-doses of a specially developed Via Fluid to the chain whilst riding.
According to the makers, this leads to much greater drive train efficiency and can save in the region of 12 watts.
The use traditional lubricants is said to dramatically decrease in performance over the course of a long ride and even more so in wet or dusty conditions.
So instead, the Revo Via system involves a reservoir, which sequentially dispenses a special lubricant onto your chain through a modified rear derailleur cage.
In professional cycling, where the winning margins are often small, 12 watts can easily be the difference between winning and losing.
Flaer, the makers of the Revo Via system previously told me that “Revo Via would offer a huge advantage in races such as Paris-Roubaix.”
There is a large amount of dust and mud at Paris-Roubaix which can massively diminish drive train efficiency by as much as “20 watts.”
Video – How to lube your chain
The advantage of maintaining drive train efficiency in race such as Paris-Roubaix is likely to be highly attractive, especially for a team who will be competing in 2017 as reigning champions, following Mat Hayman’s terrific win in 2016.
Orica-Scott’s General Manager, Shayne Bannan said, “We’re really excited about this partnership and we look forward to using this new technology.
“Flaér has made a very innovative approach to our setup and it will be interesting to see the various advantages they offer.”
The official partnership will see Flaér working with the Orica-Scott team mechanics and riders to create and develop new innovations that enhance performance and optimise efficiency.
As well as the innovative Revo Via, the team will also use Flaér’s new range of bike care & performance products.
This will include Guard bike protector spray and Revive bike cleaner, products which have been carefully formulated with the demands of pro cycling in mind.
Speaking of the new partnership, Flaér’s Nick Muddle said, “We are working closely with Orica-Scott to help maximise their performance and through the use of our new Revo Via chain performance system there are significant gains to be had.
“It’s great to be official technical partners with a team that has such a commitment to innovative new ideas.”
For more informtion, you can head over to Flaér.