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  1. Trek
    Hello. I have a Trek Powerfly 7 with just replaced cassette and chain. Now I have the following issue: When the motor is turned off, there is no slip on the small cog, but as soon as I turn the motor assistance on (in any of the assistance levels) and I make hard pressure on the pedals, the...
  2. Drivetrain
    I live in an area were all the trails are rather sandy... but it's a fine silt in the mud, rather than your average 'desert sand.' Even a dry gravelly ride kicks up plenty of this silt into my chain. Now, making a chain 'clean' isn't rocket science, and it's certainly no issue to get the chain...
  3. Washington
    After using Prolink Gold for years, I read that Prolink scored low in both the Friction Facts and also the Zero Friction Cycling reports on chain lube efficiency. That led me to try Rock N Roll Gold, NixFrixShun (NFS), Dumonde Tech, Squirt Lube, One Ball chain lube that I was given, as well as...
  4. Drivetrain
    I'm going to be upgrading my 2x10 drivetrain to a Shimano XT 1x12. While my current crankset's Q-Factor is 175mm and the chainline is 48.8mm, the Shimano XT 1x12 has a Q-Factor of 172mm and the chainline is 52mm. What, if any, affect will this have on my bike? I'm primarily riding slow tech...
  5. Misc Components
    Worn chainrings and a grimy chain is a recipe for chainsuck-a condition that can not only ruin your ride, but your bike as well. Whomever coined the word "chainsuck" deserves a pat on the back. Not only is the phrase quite descriptive, it sounds appropriately miserable-it can halt your ride in...
  6. Misc Components
    We saw the No-Drip Chain Lube by Left Field Design at Interbike. It's a lube container that makes the regular task of lubing the chain easier, neater and with less waste. Check the video and see our first experience with it. We also wanted to mention that we find it best to clean and brush off...
  7. Drivetrain
    When going through rock gardens at higher speeds or downhill over bumps etc, sometimes even a small drop off (12-16") the chain will move one or two cogs on the rear. I ride a 08 Ginat Trance X2 and it has a Deore LX rear derailleur. Will going to a different derailleur have a higher spring...
  8. Drivetrain
    Hi All, I will be changing my Chainring configuration as follows for a 104/64mm spider on a Specialitiés Carmina Crank. The rear cogset is 9-Speed 11-34T. Inner: Blackspire Chuck Ring 22t (Stainless Steel) Middle: Surly 34T (Stainless Steel) Outer: Specialitiés Chinook 7075-T6 Al 46T Is there...
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