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    MoJo Englishman Griffter's Avatar
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    Chain Slip

    I replaced my chain over the weekend after it snapped at City Park on Friday. The rest of the drive chain is 2 years old and I fully expected problems after only replacing the chain - and here I am almost killing myself several times as the chain slipped under load yesterday (on both middle and granny chain rings)

    I am trying to avoid replacing everything if I can help it, so am wondering about people's experiences here.

    What should I change first
    (a) cassette.
    (b) chain rings
    (c) pulley wheels
    (d) Save time and just change it all

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    arrogance in the flesh Hello Kitty's Avatar
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    cassette

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    If you're on a full suspension, a bad chain can eat the rest of your drive train.

    Take a really close look at the middle chainring. My experience is that the middle one goes before the small one.

    I replace chains every 6 months whether or not I need to - at $25-35 it's a cheap preventive measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    cassette

    Yup. Then change the middle ring if problem persists. No need to change the pulleys since they are not under load.

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    and when you're out shopping gear, think hard about

    a) blackspire chainrings (middle and outer), either ramped-n-pinned SuperPro stuff, or non-ramped (Mono Veloce or DH models). In practice I've found the Mono Veloce and DH rings to be quite happy as a middle ring)

    b) either blackspire "chuck" stainless-steel granny or the cheap-o shimano lx (stx, lower than that?) stainless for the granny gear. Both are cheaper, and the steel rings last a *lot* longer than aluminum, especially in this high-torque zone

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    Blackspire?
    Good information.
    I'm mostly 8 speed and steel middle ring for the reliability.
    This gives me another alternative since 8 speed/steel middle rings are getting scarce. Besides I'd kind of like to go 9 speed - I hear it's getting popular now.

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    2x on Blackspire.

    Hot stuff.
    "You take a bad boy and make him dig holes all day in the hot sun and it turns him into a good boy." - Mr. Sir

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    arrogance in the flesh Hello Kitty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty3764 View Post
    Besides I'd kind of like to go 9 speed - I hear it's getting popular now.
    i think your a little off the back

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...e-gruppo-20569

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    hehe...Whooosh! Didn't even have to duck for that one, didja?
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    I find 1x9 gears to cover everything I need.

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