- 1 How do I know my bike chain size?
- 2 Are 11 and 12 speed chains the same?
- 3 What size is a 12 speed chain?
- 4 What size is standard bicycle chain?
- 5 How often should I change my bike chain?
- 6 Do you need a 12 speed crankset?
- 7 How many links should a 12 speed chain have?
- 8 How do I know what speed my bike is?
- 9 What is a bicycle chain link?
- 10 What size is 8 speed chain?
How do I know my bike chain size?
Add the multiplied chainstay length, the divided number of teeth for the chainring and rear sprocket, and add 1 (or 2.5 cm). The result is the ideal chain length for your bike. For example, you’d add 32.5, 13, 7 and 1 to get 53.5. The length of the chain should be 53.5 inches or 135.89 cm.
Are 11 and 12 speed chains the same?
12-speed chains can operate just fine with 11-speed cassettes. The main exception are Shimano’s new 12-speed HG+ models which are heavily optimized for downshifting and thus come with custom inner plates that don’t mix well with non-Shimano 12-speed components.
What size is a 12 speed chain?
For inner chain width there are the following standard dimensions: Single speed chains have inner width of 1/8″ (3.175 mm). Multi speed chains, from 5 to 8 have inner width of 3/32″ (2.38 mm). Multi speed chains from 9 to 12 speeds have inner width of 11/128″ (2.18 mm).
What size is standard bicycle chain?
Chains come in 3⁄32 in (2.4 mm), 1⁄8 in (3.2 mm), 5⁄32 in (4.0 mm), or 3⁄16 in (4.8 mm) roller widths, the internal width between the inner plates. 1⁄8 in (3.2 mm) chains are typically used on bikes with a single rear sprocket: those with coaster brakes, hub gears, fixed gears such as track bicycles, or BMX bikes.
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
Do you need a 12 speed crankset?
12 speed cranks are fine. There is no difference you need to be concerned about between 11 and 12 speed chains.
12-speed chains are only available with 126 links so your choice is simple.
How do I know what speed my bike is?
Multiply the front gear number by the rear gear number to get the number of speeds. For example, if you have two front gears and five back gears, you have a 10-speed bike. If you have one front gear and three back gears, you have a 3-speed bike.
The master link is a single removable link segment of a bicycle chain. You’ll hear people also refer to these as quick links. Also, SRAM’s version of the master link is called a Power Link. It is sold separately as well as typically included when you buy a SRAM chain.
What size is 8 speed chain?
7.1 mm wide 8 speed chain will fit all the other systems (5, 6 and 7 speed ones). Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all use the same chain with 8 speeds.