GANG Choosing the right chain for your bike
Your chain is the single-most important part on your bike. Without it, your steed wouldn’t be able to transfer power from the countershaft sprocket to the rear wheel, leaving you with nothing more than a very awkward wheelbarrow. The chain is also the most overlooked performance item. It requires close attention to get the most out of it. Insufficient maintenance will decrease power, cause mechanical issues or lead to serious bodily consequences. The MXA wrecking crew gathered up the most popular chains on the market to give you a wide selection to choose from. We’ve also included helpful tips and tricks to get the most use out of that wad of moving metal. Behold: MXA’s chain gang.
MOOSE RACING 520 RXP PRO-MX The 520 RXP Pro-MX is designed specifically for motocross racing applications. DETAILS: The chain is made from high-tensile-strength, nickel- plated inner link plates, as well as high-tensile-strength, rust-resistant, gold-plated side plates. TYPE: Non-O-ring chain. WEIGHT: 4. 55 lb. RETAIL PRICE: $81.95. CONTACT: Your local dealer or www.mooseracing.com.
Should you install an O-ring chain on your bike? If you answer yes to any of the following statements, then investing the extra dough in an O-ring chain is a good idea. Otherwise, choose a non-O-ring chain. 1. Do you primarily ride offroad or in wet conditions? 2. Are you okay with the extra weight of an O-ring chain? 3. Do you want a chain that is extremely durable, even if it puts more drag on the engine and hampers the powerband?
O-RING VERSUS NON-O-RING:
WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR BIKE?