Regular use of a chainwear indicator and chain stretch.
I got a chainwear indicator that was made by a company called X Tools, it looks exactly like the park tools indicator , but is about 50% cheaper. It shows the 0.75 and 1.0 % levels of chain stretch as does the park. Since using it I had to order a new rear cassette and am having new chain and cogs fitted on friday. Im guessing that 2000 miles is gonna be beyond the useful life of a chain and if you run it that far, you are paying for a new chain and cassette every time. If I paid more attention to chain stretch and used the tool say every couple of hundred miles, could I reasonably expect to significantly extend the life of a rear cassette and only be paying for new chains each time ?
2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105