The 'Lubix ZhanChi 2x2' - 50mm

            Keeping to form, Dayan has recently released the ZhanChi 2x2.  What’s unique about this 2x2, is that it also uses torpedos.  Being that Lubix caters to speed cubers, we made the decision to only carry the 50mm as it’s easier to turn than it’s smaller 46mm counterpart.  This cube is very hard to pop, and has a feel very familiar to the ZhanChi 3x3.  Definitely a contender!

            We start with a stock Dayan ZhanChi 2x2, and completely disassemble the cube.  We do our branded '48 point edge mod' only this time, the mod is located on the spanner pieces.  (Yes, even this cube gets our world famous mod!)  This cleans up an imperfection on the spanner piece molding which causes the cube to feel clicky.  Each spanner has 4 points that we do this modification to.  This mod allows the internal edges of the cube to spin smoother, and prevent the spanner pieces from catching on adjacent corners and spanners.  This causes the cube to feel very smooth, and very fast.  It also removes an unwanted 'click' and extra resistance while spinning the cube.

            The next thing we do, is use our branded 'Lubix Cube Silicone' to lubricate the metal hardware.  This includes lubricating the head of the screw where the spring rubs on the the head of the screw.  We also lubricate the washer on the other side of the spring.  In addition, we lubricate all friction areas of the center pieces where metal rubs on plastic.  This is by far the best method of lubricating the core, and because of the very thick viscosity of our Lubix Cube Silicone, the benefits of this lubrication will last at least six months with excessive use. (100 solves a day, every day for 6 months).  Your Lubix cube should not need any further lubricating for at least 6 months.

            We also remove any imperfections or burrs on the core, so that none of the internal pieces come in contact with the nylon core.  We then reassemble the cube starting with screwing the internal center pieces to the core.  At this stage, we then do an additional lubrication on the exposed metal core between the core and the center piece.  This offers further lubrication of the biggest friction area on the cube.  We simply call this 'Lubing the core'.  This extra bit of silicone at the highest friction area of the cube is the reason that the cube does not need lubrication for such a long time.

            Next we assemble the cube, and add a bit of our silicone to the surface pieces.  Do note that because our silicone is of a high viscosity, that when you receive your cube, it may at first feel a bit sluggish.  This is normal, and once you have solved the cube about half a dozen times, it will speed up dramatically as the silicone gets worked around to all of the surfaces evenly.

            We double check that all the stickers are correct, and in perfect condition.  If we see an issue with the quality or alignment of the stickers, we replace them before we send the cube out.  We sticker all of our cubes with what is called a 'Minus Yellow' or standard configuration.  This means that White is opposite of Yellow, Blue is opposite of Green, and Red is opposite of Orange.  Red-White-Blue are adjacent to each other in a clockwise order 'RWB'. On the White version of this cube, the White side has Black stickers. (This is for faster and easier pattern recognition, and is commonly used on 2x2 cubes.)

            Finally, for the Black and Stickerless cubes we put on our high quality Lubix Cube Logo on the white corner.  The White body cubes get the transparent logo on the yellow side.  This is to show that you have an official Lubix Cube.  Our logo design is simple and not distracting during a solve.  We use different color schemed logos depending on the cube.  The logo on the ZhanChi 2x2 the logo is Purple, the same as on it’s larger 3x3 counterpart.

ZhanChi 2x2

Packaged in a green box. Great moving 50mm cube.  Has a similar feel to it’s big brother the Dayan ZhanChi 3x3.

$ 17.99

Compared to Unmodified - $ 13.99

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