Are Mountain Bike Chains Directional?

I’ve seen many guides on chains and their installation that don’t ever mention directional chains. This is not one of those guides. We will now address the question: Are mountain bike chains directional? Only some mountain bike chains are directional. Not every brand chose to make their MTB chains directional because it is not necessary. However,

Chain Stuck Between Chainrings and Frame? Get Unstuck Fast

There are many ways in which a chain can get stuck. Probably the most common one is chain getting stuck between chainrings and frame. For those that confuse chainrings with cogs, a chainring is a set of cogs on the crankset in bicycle terms. In recent times, chainrings and crankset became somewhat a synonym. Why

How to Change a Bike Chain Without a Chain Tool

Costs add up when you have to take your bike to a local bike shop for every little repair. But actually, you don’t need to. There are plenty of simple repairs, and some of them can even be done without professional tools. One of the simplest repairs is performing changing a bike chain. Even if

Can You Add Links to a Bike Chain?

A bicycle chain is the single most maintenance-requiring component. They wear out, stretch, bend, break, and a million other things, including improper length. Sometimes, the only thing that’s broken is a tiny part of the chain. The question is: can you add links to a bike chain? Yes, you can. You need a chain tool and

Mountain Bike Chain Skipping When Pedaling Hard: Tips and Solutions

Bicycle Chain Skips Gears

Bicycle chains can skip over cogs for many reasons. It’s important to differentiate and find out how exactly the chain skips. This will save you a tremendous amount of time in finding a solution. Unfortunately, bike chain skipping brings too many possible problems and solutions with it, and just trying random solutions won’t lead you

Wet or Dry Chain Lube For Mountain Biking: Keep It Slippery

In any better equipped bike shop on the shelves, you will find a large selection of different types of chain lubricants. But we have noticed that finding the right one for your bike can be difficult. Most lubricants are formulated with a specific task in mind, and each has its advantages and limitations. Chain Wear