What is an EPT chain?
EPT chains are designed to easily withstand extreme weather conditions, including salt, high humidity, snow- and rain storms. EPT chains have to pass a 650-hour salt test, resulting in an incredibly rust resistant product. Compared to the average chain, the coating on EPT chains is more than 10 times as durable.
What is KMC EPT?
The non-toxic, environmentally friendly EcoProTeQ technology EPT from KMC protects chains against corrosion (only after 650 hours of salt spray test the fi rst traces of rust develop) for twice as long as conventional rust protection and thus sets new standards.
Do KMC chains rust?
KMC is a pioneer in anti-corrosion coated chains and a true market leader. The maximum rust protection is produced with non- toxic environmentally friendly materials, all complying to European standards.
How do you rust proof a chain?
Lubricant acts as a barrier between the bike’s chain and the exterior elements (including moisture). Therefore, you should get into the habit of applying a high-grade lubricant to your chain regularly. As long as there’s a layer of lubricant over the chain, it shouldn’t rust.
What chain will not rust?
Stainless steel chain also contains at least 10.5% Chromium, which is an element that creates a thin layer of oxide on the exterior. This gives stainless steel a shiny surface while also protecting it from corrosion and rust.
Can you oil a rusty bike chain?
Step 3: Use a wire brush to scrub at the unwanted rust. Step 4: Then use a clean rag to wipe off the residue. Step 5: Repeat the process until clean. Pro Tip: Now your bicycle chain is repaired and rust-free, why not keep it in tip-top condition by lubricating it with WD-40 BIKE® chain lube.
How often should I lubricate my road bike chain?
Bicycle Tutor recommends cleaning and lubricating your bike’s drive chain at least once every month to maintain optimal performance and protection. The chain and drivetrain are typically the dirtiest parts of your bike, and this dirt is bad news for bike longevity and performance.