- 1 What is a chain guide on a bike?
- 2 What is a chain guide used for?
- 3 How do I know what chain to get for my road bike?
- 4 What is a chain stay?
- 5 How do I know my bike chain size?
- 6 Can I put a chain guide on my bike?
- 7 Do you need a chain guide with a clutch derailleur?
- 8 How often should I change my bike chain?
What is a chain guide on a bike?
Why You Should Run a Chain Guide Mounting a chain guide on your mountain bike gives you an extra sense of security, hopefully ensuring that you won’t ever drop your chain. When you are flying through rough sections of trail, the chain will jump up and down and can sometimes work its way off the chainring.
What is a chain guide used for?
Chain guides are typically used in conjunction with a bash guard, an alloy or polycarbonate plate that is fitted to the chainset in place of the largest chainring and which prevents rocks, logs and other trail or racetrack obstacles from damaging chainrings.
How do I know what chain to get for my road bike?
If your bike is equipped with the derailleur, you need a 3/32″ or 11/128″ chain. If you have a single-speed or internally geared bike, you need either 1/8″ or 3/32″. You should get the correct size, but if it is not possible, you can get the 1/8″ because it has limited compatibility with the 3/32″ sprocket.
What is a chain stay?
What is the chainstay? The chainstay or “stays” = The pair of frame tubes that joins the bottom bracket shell to the rear axle holders (the slots the back wheel goes in). This means that the chain stays connect the bottom bracket (BB) to the center of the back wheel.
How do I know my bike chain size?
Begin by counting the number of teeth on the largest front sprocket and largest rear. These numbers are often printed right on the sprockets and cogs. Next, measure the distance between the middle of the crank bolt to the rear axle. This is also the chain stay length.
Can I put a chain guide on my bike?
It’s very easy to install, you don’t need to remove your cranks and it has spacers to adapt to almost any size bike. Yes still run a chain guide. I run a OneUp chain guide with bash guard.
Do you need a chain guide with a clutch derailleur?
But back to cross-country, trail, all-mountain, and enduro rigs. On those types of bikes, clutch-equipped derailleurs and chainrings designed to help keep the chain from bouncing off have made guides an option rather than a necessity for many (but not all) riders.
How often should I change my bike chain?
The 2,000-Mile Rule. To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point. No two chains will wear at exactly the same rate because no two riders treat their chains the same. 4