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rotating 2 chains

BikerbaboonBikerbaboon Posts: 1,017
edited August 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
ok i have been looking at the roadys section and they are haveing a debate about rotating chains every 500 miles. ( running 2 chains to reduce ware on the casset to make it last longer) Now does any one do this for there xc bike.

I do about 60miles offroad a week and after each ride i strip the chain off and clean it back to looking almost new i then relube.
Do you think that it would increase the life of my rear sprocket? and is it worth doing or does the amount of mud that i ride throug hmake it not cost effective and a new sprocket every 9 months is about right ?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    personally i would not bother.

    the conditions are worse off road and you could shorten the life of parts due to more chnge in the chains/cogs over a given distance.

    just maintain/clean after each ride and replace as needed.
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