Yelo Velo: Plant-based ultimate biodegradable bike lubricants and bio-solvent degreaser introduced to Tahoe Truckee
May 26, 2011
TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; Yelo Velo, a new-Reno based bike company, offers plant-based ultimate biodegradable bicycle lubricants and cleaners. All of the products meet or exceed petroleum-based performance. and#8220;This is an exciting moment in the history of cycling,and#8221; said Mark Lowenstern, president of Yelo Velo. and#8220;Bicycling is an important clean transportation alternative and now Yelo Velo takes petroleum products out of the mix.and#8221;
All Yelo Velo products are made from renewable resources grown and produced in the United States. and#8220;It is our company philosophy to offer sustainable American-made products,and#8221; said Lowenstern. The patented lubricants include dry and wet chain lubes and a degreaser made of plant extracts that break down oils and grease at a molecular level.
Yelo Velo lubricant products meet the highest standards of biodegradability, and#8220;ultimate biodegradable.and#8221; This means molecular division is sufficiently extensive removing biological, toxicological, chemical and physical properties associated with the use of the original product, eventually forming carbon dioxide and water within 28 days of exposure to the elements.
All Yelo Velo plant products are grown and produced in the United States. Yelo Velo lubricants are available in local bike shops.
Yelo Velo offers two of the industryand#8217;s most unique and environmentally safe cleaners: Bike Mechanic Bio-Solvent and Wholesome Degreaser. In regard to environmental stewardship, safety and results, no other bike industry cleaner can compare with these products.
How does Yelo Velo bio-solvent nanotechnology work to clean a bike chain? Both products are comprised of renewable plant extracts processed to form small particles called micelles. Colloidal micelles work at the molecular level by penetrating into larger hydrocarbon molecules and breaking them up. In this way, hydrocarbon bonds are broken and stay that way. These sub-microscopic, electrically charged particles, when activated in water, repel each other in a ceaseless random movement. Micelles in liquid solution are roughly the size of 10 hydrogen atoms, or 1/80,000 the width of a human hair and 40-100 times smaller than oil-based molecules.
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The micelleand#8217;s small particle size combined with its extremely high surface area to volume ratio enable it to penetrate complex carbon molecules and emulsify organic matter. When micelles are activated, each one is completely surrounded by a thin layer of water molecules. The outer hydrophilic shell aggressively searches for and bonds with water molecules, making them hyper-mobile. The head of the micelle is hydrophilic, meaning it likes water, while the interior portion is hydrophobic, meaning it avoids water. This provides a way to dissolve molecules that do not like water, in water. No toxic ingredients and no waste!
The Yelo Velo Bike Mechanic Bio-Solvent and Wholesome Degreaser mixes with water to thoroughly clean oils and grease from bike parts and any recreational equipment needing a degreaser. No need to work with toxic bike cleaner fumes and no hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)! Other cleaners who claim to be green or biodegradable, are not 100 percent non-toxic. The Yelo Velo bio-solvent products do not permeate into userand#8217;s blood through the skin.
With the new line of Yelo Velo products, bike enthusiasts now have access to the next level of environmentally safe and renewable plant-based lubricants. All Yelo Velo plant products are grown and produced in the United States.
Visit to yelovelo.com for more information.
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