Cyclo Chain Wear Indicator
For me the packaging is all it needs to be, the tool itself has an attractive finish and doesn’t, in my opinion need a great deal of packaging.
Have you used this product before?
No, not in my home tool kit. I’ve had my chain checked by my LBS before, but it is certainly a nice addition to my tool kit to be able to do the same at home.
Are the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very clear diagrams and a short but concise description is all that is needed. I would like to see a quick reference of which of the major manufacturers of chains (Shimano, SRAM, KMC) use each reference of chain wear (0.75% & 1%).
Is the product easy to use?
Yes, brilliantly simple. To the point of wondering why I haven’t bought one in the past.
Would you buy it / recommend it?
Yes, absolutely. For anyone riding regularly and doing their own bike maintenance I would say this is a very useful tool to have.
Describe your own knowledge/experience:
For me it has taken the guess work out of drivetrain replacement, has saved me money and helped me maintain a more reliable bike. Specifically, this last weekend, I rode in the Dyfi Enduro, probably one of the longest, toughest rides I will do this year. All it took was a few seconds to check and find out that I needed a new chain the week before. A replacement was bought and my gears were slick and reliable throughout the ride. And rather than costing me three figures for a complete new drivetrain, it cost me £20 for a new chain. An immediate benefit.
Value for money?
Excellent value for money. Much cheaper than competitors. You would only need to replace one chain over a whole drivetrain to justify its cost.
Nice finish, clear labelling on tool. Even though it is a simple item it still feels well made. Great value.
Having a small reference of what chain wear level for what brand would be very helpful.