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Attack the Singletrack!, Issue #015 -- Bicycle Chain Replacement: Is it Time Yet?
April 09, 2012

Mountain Bike Buzz: Tips on Playing in the Dirt

Attack the Singletrack!, Issue #015 -- Bicycle Chain Replacement: Is it Time Yet?

Attack the Singletrack brings you mountain bike tips to help you become a better rider and enjoy mountain biking more.

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In this Issue...

1) How to know when your bike chain needs to be replaced -- No need for a chain tool! A simple way to check your chain wear to see if it is time for a bicycle chain replacement or if you still have a few miles left.

How to Check your Chain Wear without a Chain Tool:

Find a tape measure or ruler

Measure 12 inches from the center of a left pin on a chain link. The left pin center of the 12th chain link should be exactly on the 12 inch mark.

If the center of the pin is more than 1/16" past the mark, the chain needs to be replaced. If it is more than 1/8" past the mark, your chain is toast and you may also need to replace the chain rings and/or cassette.

2) What's New or Seasonal on Mountain Bike Buzz -- Click on the links below to learn about updates to the site.

Updated Yeti Information Check out Yeti's sweet new mountain bikes, including a full suspension 29er, and their new Switch Technology suspension design...

29er Page Updated
Check out updates to our 29er page, including where to find reputable brands and advantages of bigger wheels...

3) Hot Deals on Bikes and Gear - You may break something, but this time it won't be the bank...

Get up to 75% off complete bikes and gear here.

One Deal at a Time- This company marks down an item to a ridiculously low price and sells it until it is gone. Then they do it all over again. They have sweet deals!

Thanks for checking out Mountain Bike Buzz and subscribing to my newsletter. I enjoy passing along information to you and wish you a riding season filled with singletrack bliss :).

As always, enjoy the ride!

Mary Blomquist
Mountain Bike Buzz

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