ACS Crossfire Chain The ACS Crossfire Chain offers
high strength for high-torque riders, such as BMX riders or racers, or those on fixed gear or single speed race bikes. Nice features of this chain include chamfered sides for quiet action ...
Campagnolo Veloce 10-Speed Chain As a world-renowned premium
brand, Campagnolo produces high quality products with long-lasting class that is steeped in over 80 years of Italian heritage. An innovative company spirit has led to the continual development of reliable products ...
Connex 9SX 9-speed chainOn the road or in
the dirt, the Connex 9SX 9-speedchain is made to excel in all terrain. The high grade full nickel outer plating combined with stainless steel creates the ultimate resistance against wear and corrosion. ...
Among the most important of all cycling components, bike chains transform your pedaling power into forward movement down the road or trail. Suffer a broken chain and you better be able to fix it, lest you will be walking home.
And while you might think they are simple and that any old one will do the job, bike chains are actually quite complex, possessing more moving parts than any other component on your bike. Standard bike chains have up to 116 links, though you will likely need to cut yours down depending on drivetrain configuration. They also come in varying thicknesses, again depending on the type of drivetrain.
That means when making a buying decision you need to choose the right “speed,” which corresponds to the number of cogs your cassette has, and in some cases the right brand, with options such as Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. If you don’t know which chain you need for your bike, pick up the phone and call the Gear Advisors at JensonUSA.com.
Once you have the right bike chain installed, you can make it last longer by keeping it clean. A good practice is to wipe it down with a clean rag after every ride, and occasionally give it a deeper cleaning with a nylon brush, hot water, and soap. When bath time is done, dry off your bike chain and apply lube.
Also, remember that replacing your chain at appropriate intervals will increase the life of your drivetrain. The standard rule of thumb is to replace bike chains every 2000-3000 miles. But the best way to determine if you need a new chain is by using a chain checker tool, which measures how much your chain has stretched. If it falls out of a certain range, it’s time for a new one. If you have any questions at all, hop on a call or a chat with one of our expert Gear Advisors today at 888-880-3811 so that we can help you find that perfect item.