Is a chainring guard necessary?
It is not necessary to install a chain guard on your bike. In saying that if you are commuting to work it could be useful to have a chain guard in to protect your trousers and shoelaces from getting caught on the chain or the gears.
What is a chainring guard for?
Bash guards are used on gravity and trail bikes to prevent rocks, logs and other trail or racetrack obstacles from damaging chainrings. They usually consist of circular discs attached to the chainset in place of the large chainring, and are built of tough aluminium or polycarbonate that can absorb impacts.
Can you ride a bike without chain guard?
Keeping safety in mind, removing the chain guard from your motorcycle is definitely not recommended. It’s there for a good reason! A removed chain guard leaves your foot and the bike unprotected from the whipping chain in case the chain snaps.
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 what chainring to buy?
The number of teeth on your chainring(s) is a deciding factor in your bike’s gear ratio, with a greater number of teeth meaning a higher (harder to push) gear, and fewer teeth meaning a lower (easier to push) gear.
What is ISCG 05?
ISCG-05 is a mounting STANDARD that was agreed upon by no less than five MTB companies at Interbike in 2004. It is stronger (by design, to withstand DH use), and much better defined to eliminate any mounting issues with ISCG-OLD.
Why do some bikes not have chain covers?
Those bikes are small engine, low torque and consequently have smaller/narrower chains. They are designed for use commuting to/from work with little or no protective clothing over your normal clothes. Consequently the chain needs to stop spatter getting on your clothes and as a result has a chain guard.
Does a dirt bike need a chain guide?
NO you need that on the bike. that makes sure when your chain rolls it stays on the rear sprocket. keep your chain adjusted properly and leave that on there whatever you do.