One of the most common issues we see with bikes when they’re brought in is chain wear. Learn to understand how chain wear happens, and how it can affect your shifting, cassette, and pulley wheels. Why is this important? It can save you a lot of money (and headache, for that matter), and keep you shredding for longer without worrying about a drivetrain malfunction.
As Shimano says “A worn out chain will begin to deteriorate any component it touches, like the cassette cogs, derailleur pulley wheels and chainrings.“
Shimano recently put out a Tune-Up Guide, for both MTB and Road, which we thought was very informational and straightforward. A lot of the bikes we stock come with Shimano drivetrains and components, so we think it’s worth the read to see how you can prevent chain wear. Check it out here to learn how to maintain your precious (and expensive!) drivetrain.