Watching for Chain Wear

Added July 13, 2016


As the summer rolls on, you're likely getting the opportunity to put on a lot of kilometers. This activity helps make our waistlines shrink, but did you know that it also shrinks the waistline of your chain?

As bike chains rotate through the drivetrain, micro-abrasions wear away at the pins, and cause the chain to lengthen (or stretch). This action results in the chain contacting the teeth of the gears in a different spot than it is supposed to, and a wear pattern can form in the gears.

It's free to have us check your chain for wear. We use a small tool that measures the spacing of the links. If you're so inclined, we also sell these tools for you to have at home.

Replacing a chain before it wears out the drivetrain can save you money, but it can also save you the hassle of having a bike with skipping gears.

Pop by today to have your chain checked for free. It will give you the peace of mind to keep enjoying the ride!