It's waxed!

Have you decided in favour of a waxed chain? Then the time of dirty fingers and trouser legs is history. But this type of chain also needs your attention to ensure the greatest riding pleasure in the long term. Take our proven care tips to heart and you will enjoy smooth running, a long service life and an untroubled riding experience.

When must the waxed chain be maintained?

That depends on the use and the external conditions. Off-road use in wet conditions naturally requires much shorter maintenance intervals than road use in dry conditions. Optimal: Clean your chain after every ride, especially after riding in wet conditions.

Recommended care intervals:
Road bike: Ideally after every ride, at the latest after 250 km or at least once a month. 
MTB, cross and frequent riders in all weather conditions: After 100 km at the latest.

When is maintenance urgently necessary?

  • clear running noises
  • poor switching function
  • chain clamps on the small or medium blade
  • noise generation in the entire drive train

Care for wax-treated chains

  • Clean the chain with a dry cloth.
  • Important: also clean the sprockets, chainrings and shifting rollers.
  • To remove dirt or sand, use a brush.

When you remove the chain for cleaning: Also clean the ends of the chain and the „MissingLink“ locking link.

Also use the cleaning interval for inspection and check the chain.



Wax the chain regularly and after every cleaning.

  • The chain must be dry before applying KMC GO WAX.
  • The chain does not need to be dewaxed.
  • Shake the bottle and apply to the inside of the chain (one complete turn).

Do not wipe off excess wax. Allow to dry completely before riding - especially in wet conditions. 

If you have removed the chain for cleaning:

  • The rivets of the missing link must be waxed before closing.
  • Always test the chain for proper functioning after cleaning and assembly.