Chains are replaced when they measure 1/16″ longer than 12″, which usually works out to be every 2000-3000 miles. Your components should be lasting much, much longer than 500 miles. Cleaning and lubing your drivetrain on a regular basis will make it last much longer.
How long should a MTB cassette last?
As long as you replace the chain soon enough your cassette and rings will last a LONG time. My current cassette I got used and it has been in daily use for over 5 years now. Also, I find Shimano cassettes will last substantially longer then srams. Probably 3 to 1, or more.
When should I replace my MTB cassette?
My rule of thumb is to replace it at 75 per cent wear (as measured with a chain-wear indicator). If you stick with this guideline, your cassette and chainrings will last a lot longer. A cassette, in most cases, can last for approximately two to three chain replacements if they are done at the right time.
How many miles does a MTB chain last?
Most mechanics agree that you should replace your chain about every 2,000 to 3,000 miles, depending on your riding style. Many Tour De France riders wear out two or even three chains on their primary bike over the course of the three-week race.
How do you know when your chainring is worn?
“An inner chainring is considered worn when a clean new chain starts to chain suck [when doesn’t release well at the bottom of the chainring) and an outer chairing is considered worn when it is very rough running or the shifting is poor or inconsistent.
How many miles should a cassette last?
Get at least a 1000 miles out of chain and cassette. Always change both at same time.
Should I replace cassette with chain?
Once the chain wear is approaching 1% “stretch”, it’s usually time to replace the cassette as well. Because the teeth on the cassette will have worn down to more or less match the chain wear, if a new chain is fitted to a worn cassette, it won’t mesh properly and may jump or skip, especially when changing gear.
Why does my chain slip when I pedal hard?
Most of the time, a skipping chain is caused by cable stretch. In the first half dozen rides on a new bike your shift cables stretch the most. … To fix a skip in the rear derailleur, shift your chain into the smallest ring on your rear cassette (the hardest gear) and the middle or larger ring on your front derailleur.
Are MTB and road cassettes interchangeable?
SRAM and Shimano cassettes, on either road or mountain bike, are interchangeable with each other as the spacing is the same between the sprockets.
How often should I lubricate my mountain bike chain?
The majority of bicycle owner’s manuals and bike repair books recommend to clean and lube your mountain bike chain after every hard ride or after exposure to dirty and wet conditions.
How often should I lube my MTB chain?
The first rule of thumb is that you should clean and oil your bike and chain yearly. Use a wet lube and wipe the chain down after every ride to help prolong the chain lubes life. Clean the chain and reapply lube every 100-200 miles.
Should my rear cassette wobble?
Should be no wobble , something is amiss . If you do not have the ability to tighten the lock ring on the cassette you should have your LBS have a look at it .
How much does it cost to replace a bike cassette?
The cost to replace a cassette or freewheel can range anywhere from $25 to upwards of $300 on high end bikes and chainrings can run anywhere from around $40 to $250 on high end bikes.
How often should I change my bike chain?
To avoid this accelerated wear of your cassette and chainrings, a general rule of thumb is to replace your bike’s chain every 2,000 miles. Mind you, this is just a starting point.