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Old 09-20-2011, 08:05 PM
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Chain Question.

What Chain should I get? I need a new one....also, maybe a possible sprocket change. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:22 PM
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You ask about gearing and you'll start a 10 page thread

But for an otherwise stock engine, 16/43 is generally a good compromise between acceleration and highway cruising... personal preference on this though- you will get tons of responses on this one. You can also keep the stock chain length with this ratio.

I have a 530 DID x-ring gold chain, is slightly heavy but lasts forever. I love the DID gold chains, but most name brands will do you fine. You can do a 520 conversion that is lighter weight, but will inevitably wear out faster (this is mostly for die hard track and canyon carvers).

Aluminum sprockets will also wear out faster, but again weigh less. I commute on my bike, so choose steel sprockets and the heavier chain, cause the mileage adds up.
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I got my last chain & both sprocket set at indysuperbikes online for less than just a chain elsewhere. For a streetbike I would not recommend aluminum sprockets. They are really only for racing as they wear out FAST. You are better off changing the chain and both sprockets together to save major headaches later (or sooner)
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