The optimal bike chain for every bike
Especially with bicycle chains should be paid to the purchase of a good quality. In addition to high efficiency, the longevity and stability of the chain plays a very important role. Even the strongest bicycle chains are only as strong as their weakest link. Depending on the bike circuit and the manufacturer, the chains to be used vary. If you want to buy a bicycle chain, you should first clarify which chain may be used in combination with your own circuit.
Basically, the circuit plays a big role in the choice of the chain. In derailleurs, the number of gears and thus the space between the individual pinions dictate the dimensions of the chain. Thanks to the modern, up to 11-speed gearwheels, only very narrow 11-speed chains can be used.
Singlespeed chain - for every use
The chain is one of the most important components of the Fixie. For the transmission of pedaling and braking force to the rear wheel a stable and reliable single-speed chain is essential. The tremendous power of pedaling the single-speed bike is a high stress for the crank and chain. Especially here should be paid to a good brand quality.
The installation of a bicycle chain is not a big problem and can often be done by untrained screwdrivers. For a drive with gearshift you should make sure when mounting the chain that this is not too short or too long. To determine the correct chain length, you can either use one of the free online calculators or measure it yourself. For this you lay the bicycle chain over the large pinion and the large chainring. The chain should also be routed through the derailleur. The right length you get when the switch arm is almost vertical. If necessary, you can shorten the chain with a chain separator to the required length. After placing the chain, it is reconnected with a special chain lock. With an existing chain tensioner, the chain has to be tightened. All parts for a mounting of the chain can be found in our shop. In addition to the chains we keep Kettennietstifte, chain locks and matching tools ready for you. So that the chain stays where it belongs, the use of a chain guide is recommended. Chain care products ensure a long life and a smooth functioning of the chain. Depending on the mileage and wear, you may also need to replace the cassette and the chainring or chainrings. If you want to spare your chainring, consider a chain guard.