Chain suck?

on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
edited December 2013 in Workshop
Can chain suck be caused by a new chain being to sticky with grease, especially when wet? Big ring to small ring and whoops! there's another chunk out of the front mech cage and potentially the chainstay.


  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,853

    if it's happening with a new chain then it may be that the chainring is worn - after a few years i started getting chainsuck more and more frequently, new chainring fixed it

    otherwise check alignment is correct, no damaged/distorted bits etc.
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • andyk19
    andyk19 Posts: 170
    I have found it can be bad in very wet weather as your chain can be washed clean of all lubricant, so it sticks to the teeth a bit more. It was happening to me on a very wet ride today (new chainset coupled with a chain which still passes a chain-wear device)