Independent Testing

Friction Facts performs independent confidential lab testing, custom testing protocols, lube testing, bearing testing, etc.  Please contact us to discuss how we can provide testing of your products.

Equipment Sales

If you are a manufacturer and would like to have your own in-house drivetrain efficiency test lab, Friction Facts provides turn-key test equipment packages.  Fabrication, installation, and training can be provided.  Please contact us for a quote.


Offering technical assistance with product design, bike setup and more.  If you need Friction Facts technical expertise, we can help.

Batch Testing of Chains for Cycling Teams

WHY? Friction Facts data has shown that variations in chain efficiency occur not only between models, but also within a single model. Given a batch of similar model chains, some will be faster than others.  If you were able to know which chains were the 'keepers', why not use the fastest chains for race days, and the slower chains for training?  With this in mind, Friction Facts offers the services of testing and specifying groups of chains.


  • Each chain is individually tested, spec’d, and provided back to you with full documentation of each chain’s friction losses. Chains are tested to an accuracy of +/- 0.02 watts.
  • Each chain is individually tagged with its losses and also tagged with its rank in order of performance within the submitted batch. I.e., the fifth most efficient chain out of a batch of 30 might read, “6.82 watts, 5/30
  • Equipment screen printout provided for each chain.
  • Single page summary with overall table and graph of results for the collective batch of chains.