Gravel/MTBer on the east coast. The occasional creek crossing, and east coast mud is my typical environment. I use the gravel bike on road rides as well. Been using Muc Off wet lube for the last few years, but I also spend a lot of time cleaning the drivetrain between rides. I try to clean the chain on the bike as much as possible, to keep from using powerlinks. I have an ultrasonic cleaner when I want to really clean stuff.
All drivetrains are Sram 1x, pretty much all Eagle.
So I’m considering switching to hot-dip wax, trying to cut down on in-between ride maintenance.
Looking for advice on wax; lessons learned, etc. I know that the chain needs to be super clean on the first application; what can go on between rides? Or does it just get hosed off?
Oh, and I don’t care about saving 3 watts… after listening to the last Nerd Alert on chains and lube, it all seems to be hogwash anyway. Longevity and reliability, with less between-ride maintenance are the priorities.