The 'Lubix ZhanChi' 55mm

            The 55mm Ultimate Lubix ZhanChi 'Mini' is the newest Dayan cube that we have added to our collection.  It is available in additional 'Mini' sizes of 50mm and 42mm.    

            In my personal opinion, this is the best size cube in the Dayan line of cubes, and is slightly smaller than standard.  Even though it is a bit smaller than the original 57mm ZhanChi, this 55mm feels PERFECT.  It's smaller size makes it a much easier cube to handle for speed solving.  This cube is also perfect for One-Handed solving, being that it is easier to control with one hand because of it's size.  I also use this cube for blindfolded solves.  A lot of people assume this small change in size is a gimmick... Nothing is further from the truth!  I can assure you that the quality of the Mini Zhanchi's are exactly the same as the 57mm.  I've seen a personal gain in my solving times by moving to this slightly smaller cube.  

            We start with a standard 55mm Dayan ZhanChi, and completely disassemble the cube.  We do our branded '48 point edge mod', cleaning up an imperfection on the edge molding.  Each edge has 4 points that we do this modification to.  This mod allows the internal edges of the cube to spin smoother, and prevent the edge pieces from catching on adjacent edges and corners.  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 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'.

            Finally, we put on our high quality Lubix Cube Logo on the white center.  This is to show that you have an official Lubix Cube.  Our logo design is simple, and makes it very easy to find the white center, with out it being distracting during the rest of the solve.  We use different color schemed logos depending on the cube.  The logo on the 55mm ZhanChi is purple.

ZhanChi 55mm

This ZhanChi is the exact same design as the 57mm only a bit smaller.  This makes it easier to spin compared to the 57mm.

Compared to Unmodified - $ 14.99

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$ 19.99