Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Palawan, Philippines
On the topic of chains and in particular the tension, I (and a few other of my biking buddies) are horrified when you first see this bike of just how slack the chain looks!
So my first question is:- Is this amount of slack (40 to 50mm) normal in a bike with a long travel suspension. I recall my VStrom only having about 25mm of slack, and similar with my VFR.
And as regards the measurement.... I always assumed that you measure the slack from top of chain to top of chain, but in a YouTube video, the presenter measured from top of chain to bottom of chain! So which is correct????
Technically speaking, if you’re measuring top to bottom, if a chain is for example 8mm thick, then even if the chain was as tight as a guitar string, it would have 8mm ‘slackness’ which is ridiculous!
So.... which is correct?
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