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Narrow Wide Chainrings and Clutch Rear Derailleurs - The Ultimate Single Ring Setup?

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Written by Wally Wallace Tuesday, 09 July 2013 13:48

Are narrow wide chainrings and clutch style rear derailleurs the ultimate XC single ring setup for 1X9/10/11 speed drivetrains?  Boy that's a mouthful...and sure to be up for debate.  We bike nerds here at Bikeman World HQ spend a lot of time thinking about (and riding) such things. Some recent developments in drivetrain componentry, namely narrow wide chainrings and clutch style rear derailleurs have changed things for the better. If you’re not hip to that groove read on my friend, professor Bikeman is here to educate.

 

How to Diagnose & Replace Worn Out Bicycle Chains & Cassettes

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Written by Wally Wallace Friday, 03 May 2013 15:46

Having worked on bikes for decades, the Bikeman knows how to spot  and replace a worn out chain and cassette.  Unfortunately, many cyclists out there are unaware of the benefits of changing one's chain out at regular intervals or how to know when to do it, and finally, how to do the work themselves.  When confronted with a worn chain diagnosis, or even worse, a full on drive train replacement from their local wrench many cyclists react as if they can't believe it.  Chains stretch and wear out cassettes and chain rings my friends and the old saying holds true here - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".  Diagnosis & replacement of these common parts is pretty straight forward...lets talk it out.