Sunday, October 07, 2007

Cheap Weight Tip #5: A shorter chain

Josh has a got tip for us, which is to run a shorter chain.

"Run your chain as short as possible (should be just
long enough to work in big-big). This is a functional
tip as well as a weight tip- the bike will shift
better and the chain will be less likey to bounce off."

With the Sram PC69 chain weighing 2.6 grams per link, if you were able to drop 5 links thats 13 grams of weight.

We've been able to lose around 74 grams thus far with the 5 tips posted. 454 grams is a pound, therefore 113 grams is a quarter pound. And were almost there to the quarter pound mark.

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