UFO Racing Chain KMC 12S
Due to its unique optimisation treatment, CeramicSpeed's Ultrafast Racing Chain saves you watts and improves your performance with free speed and unparalleled low friction. Our ultrafast racing chains are carefully selected from high quality suppliers and optimised by hand in Denmark.
This ultrafast chain has been optimised for all 12-speed drivetrains and is compatible with all 12 speed group sets, including SRAM Red and Force AXS.
CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chains can save you between 2–5 watts on a distance of 650 km/400 miles. Apply CeramicSpeed UFO Drip after 650km to maintain your peak chain optimization over the life of the chain.
Be aware that the UFO treatment is not optimised for wet and muddy conditions, which might cause corrosion on the chain. Read more about this in the maintenance tab.
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In The Box
- 126 link Optimized Chain
- Quick Link
- Disposable Gloves
- Sticker Sheet
- Single-use UFO Drip Sample
CeramicSpeed uses chains from high-end brands to which an optimisation treatment is applied. The CeramicSpeed UFO Chains go through a multi-step process, which involves polishing, cleaning, and application of two layers of treatment to achieve the most efficient chain possible. The UltraFast Optimization process is not highly technical, but it is very time consuming.
The wax blend used in the optimisation of the ultra-fast chains was discovered through intensive testing in order to find the fastest base. Thereafter, the base was tweaked to achieve the lowest friction levels on the test equipment. After additional testing and multiple ratios of additives-to-base, the most efficient formula of optimisation was identified. CeramicSpeed started from the initial formula of the UltraFast Optimization process and incorporated a couple of advancements on top of the traditional treatment, for improved results.
The CeramicSpeed UFO Chain is a racing chain, developed with the purpose of delivering the unrivalled performance and will perform optimal for about 600 km/370 miles or potentially more under clean and dry conditions. After this, the watts saved start to decrease nevertheless, your used chain will still feature traces of optimisation and perform better than a regular chain. The maintenance and oiling of the used chain with a wax based lube with Teflon®, will prolong the life of your chain, saving less watts than optimised, still being above the level of a new standard chain. CeramicSpeed recommends the use of UFO Drip Chain Coating for the maintenance interventions.
The Optimisation Process
The optimisation of a CeramicSpeed UFO chain is a multi-step process starting with a polishing method of the link's sliding surfaces that removes friction-producing surface like roughness and manufacturing imperfections. The chain is followed by a cleaning routine to fully remove the inefficient factory lube and friction-producing contaminants introduced during the manufacturing process. The next steps require the infusion of the chain at optimal temperatures with the optimisation blend. For the final step, Teflon® powder is applied to the chain. The entire process allows the sliding surfaces of an ultra-fast CeramicSpeed UFO Chain to have distinct lubricating layers working together as a system for the ultimate chain efficiency available.
How to save watts
Maximise your performance when riding
Your choice, your advantage
One hidden force affects your speed and efficiency on the bike – friction. That’s why, when you’re optimising your bike, it’s worth focusing on every detail, especially the small moving parts that are affected by friction.
CeramicSpeed technology focuses on reducing friction and producing bearings with an unmatched lifetime, meaning that you get to ride faster or save energy. With CeramicSpeed products in your hubs, pulley wheels and bottom bracket, tests show that you’ll save between 6–9 watts, compared to using standard bearings. Those savings increase further with the use of a CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chain. This will save between 2–5 watts, taking your competitive advantage up to 14 watts.
Upgrading your rear derailleur to the CeramicSpeed Oversized Pulley Wheel System completes the optimisation equation. Thanks to the unique design and componentry, the oversized pulley wheels reduce friction in the derailleur by 40–60% when compared to the high-end pulley wheels usually used in the cycling industry. By reducing friction with every opportunity, the CeramicSpeed technology can round up the watt savings between 10 and 16 watts.
We are not talking about saved seconds but saved minutes
CeramicSpeed products help you ride faster using less energy. This can be the difference between winning and losing. Whether you ride for pleasure or you are a pro athlete fighting the clock, you will always benefit from riding with CeramicSpeed bearing products and chains, as well as using the fastest bottled product for chains, UFO Drip. Take advantage whether you are riding road, off-road or triathlon.
Save 10-16 watts using Hub Bearings, Bottom Bracket, an OSPW System and UFO Chain. Alternatively, upgrade your bike with a standard CeramicSpeed Bearing upgrade (includes Hub Bearings, Bottom Bracket and 11-tooth Pulley Wheels and results in 6-9 watts energy savings), or add the CeramicSpeed UFO Chain to the standard upgrade and save a total of 8-14 watts.