The X-Tools chain wear indicator will determine if your chain needs to be replaced. Over a period of time every chain will stretch resulting in poor shifting and the high possibility of the chain snapping. The industry standard for chain replacement is when the chain wear is between 0.75% and 1.0%. Simply place one end into a link on your chain and if the 0.75% side fits in your chain will soon need replacing, if the 1.0% side fits in replace your chain immediately.
X-Tools Chain Wear Indicator Tool Features:
Compatible with all chains
Peace of mind on long rides or competitions
Buy X-Tools Chain Wear Indicator Tools from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Markmc78 Does exactly what it says
Cheap, easy to use, measures chain wear. What more do you need from a chain wear indicator?
If I was being picky I'd say it's a bit prone to bending but if it's sat in the toolbox then that's not going to be a problem
04 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Max1963 Excellent value for money
Very cheap tool which makes exactly what it's built to do. It gives you a clear indication of the wearing status of your chain in no time instead of using a Vernier calliper to measure the lenght of 6 links and bla bla bla bla. OK probably it's not made of the best steel and surface finishing is not perfect but at the end of the day, who gives? You'll probably use it two or three times a year so why bother about its working life? If you are worried about the status of your chain just buy it and go ahead!
25 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deano1967 good tool
simple and easy to use, no instructions needed. just hook one end in to the chain and drop down in to the chain, job done
12 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nnnnn Simple and effective
Not much more to say. It may only be a flat piece of metal, but is about the cheapest one I could find. Still worth the money as it will save me much more than £4.99 if it means I only have to replace my chain.
31 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Does what it says
Simple product, a nice to have not a must.
Solid feel to it, it could do with a bit of instructions on how to use.
16 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by airtonno Fa il suo lavoro
Fa il suo lavoro, semplice ed utile per evitare di triturare cassette e guarniture con catene ormai andate completamente
10 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by slucasd Practico
Muy útil herramienta, no debería faltarle a nadie que se dedique a este deporte.
02 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by YuPimenov Нормальный бытовой замеритель растяжения цепи
За свои деньги стоит того, чтобы его иметь. Используется в среднем пару раз в месяц (мои пробеги не менее 500-1500 в месяц в зависимости от сезона и отпусков), прост в использовании. Минус бал за отсутствие инструкции. В общем там все просто - сначала со стороны 0,75 один край с закруглением ставим на звено, другой в виде "тыковки" опускаем вниз на цепь, если проваливается в звено - повторяем на 1,0. Если проваливается на 1,0 - докатываем трансмиссию до проскоков цепи и меняем систему, кассету, цепь; если проваливается на 0,75 и не проваливается на 1,0 - меняем только цепь и иногда, возможно, кассету.
02 October 2013