Chain maintenance for a smooth ride

Chain maintenance isn’t the sexiest of topics when it comes to cycling and the glitz of new bikes and shiny components. The drivetrain probably isn’t the first place you look when checking out a new bike, but the chain and associated parts are some of the most important components for a great cycling experience. If …


Easy Way To Check For Chain Wear

One of the most common drivetrain problems is ‘chain skip’. This is when your chain slips forward while pedaling under pressure. There could be a few problems that  are causing this.  Sometimes a stiff chainlink causes this, and other times a worn freehub body. A very common problem is a worn chain.  Chains will ’stretch’ …


The Best Chain Lube?

It’s a matter of opinion but I’ll give you my recommendation on the best chain lube on the market for dry conditions (see this this post for extremely wet conditions ).   I’ve tried heaps of different chain lubes and I finally found one that works well and gives my chain that sparkling clean look. …


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