Rohloff Caliber 2 Tools

5/5 (3 Reviews)

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Product Description

A tool that will indicate if a chain needs to be replaced to prevent skipping on steel or aluminum sprockets.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Powhoundus a Cross Country Rider from Lexington, KY

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    Simple, bombproof, impossible to screw up. Lifetime tool.

Weaknesses:    Initial cost, but bear in mind it will *never* wear out.

Bottom Line:   
Make the investment in a tool you will use every few weeks for as long as you ride and the chain standard remains as it is now. It's a no brainer tool. Measuring with a steel ruler is fine, but it's not simple. You have to tension the chain by pulling on the cage at the same time you are trying to measure wear. The Rohloff is so much more simple, IMO it's worth making this task much simpler for years to come. It's a lifetime investment unless the chain link length standard changes. Give shi#mano enough time, and I'm sure they'll come up with a reason to change the chain link standard ;-) I based my value rating on the fact it's a lifetime investment. In that context, how an be of lesser value?

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Favorite Trail:   Monarch Crest / CT / Rainbow loop

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   3rd Hand (long ago)

Similar Products Used:   Old Park chain checker (worthless piece of $#@%, have not tried the new Park version)

Bike Setup:   Multiple steeds: '94 Fisher Pro Cal steel with full assortment of high end mid 90's trickery, 2 Santana tandems, Ibis Spanky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Waltham, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002

Strengths:    This is the best chain tool out there. No guessing or messing around needed.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is a must have tool for everyone. It's quick and easy to use and it will definitely help your cassette last longer.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Parks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by næstep a Cross Country Rider from SF Bay Area, California

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2002

Strengths:    Dead simple to use. No moving parts to break or wear out. Comes with a protective pouch.

Weaknesses:    A bit pricier than Park's tool. Much more expensive than a good ruler.

Bottom Line:   
This is the ultimate go/no-go chain wear guage. If the guage lays flat on the chain, install a new chain. No disassembly, no calibration necessary.

It's two sided, providing a "high tolerance" side for softer aluminum drivetrains, and a "low tolerance" side for more durable steel drivetrains.

The tool is machined out of high grade steel. Treat it with respect and it should last a lifetime.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

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Similar Products Used:   Ruler, Dial Calipers

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