Mountain Biking - chain breakage
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05-30-08, 04:54 PM
i bought my bike brand new on the 9th. went out riding today and the chain broke when i was climbing a nice hill. now its not like the bike sits in the garage i've put about 100 miles one it. i was wondering if anybody else has had a chain break so quickly. and what chains you would recomend that would stand up to my abuse.
05-30-08, 05:21 PM
What kind of riding, and it sounds more like improper assembly. Does it have a master-link, and where did the chain break at? At the ML, or a random place in the chain.
05-30-08, 09:45 PM
it was at a random sport on the chain. it looks like the pin came out of the link or maybe shered off. im leaning towards the former. the lbs i got it from said they would look at it and maybe replace it for free. i just need the time to get in. work is realy busy this next week.
05-31-08, 06:31 AM
sounds like a problem my son had one year - repeatedly! 4 chains later, someone told him he was "power shifting" which was causing the breakage. I'm not exactly sure what power shifting is, but it always happened going up hill - so - think about how you shift?
05-31-08, 09:22 AM
power shifting is probably refering to shifting under a heavy load, putting strong lateral forces on the chain, which can pop the pins out of the plates.
It really just sounds like a bad chain, to me.
05-31-08, 11:26 AM
It happens. Chains will break.
Welcome to the world of mountain biking lol. Were random thing break randomly, usually at the worst times possible.
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