Installing Directional Half Link Chains

John November 13, 2010 0

As I was checking around for new cycling news, I came across a very helpful tip on the EighthInch blog.  They were giving a product rundown on their new half link chains and brought up a very important point when it comes to bike chains…half link chains are directional, meaning they go on a certain way.  They made a little photo comparison so you can see the proper way to put on a directional half link chain.  What is the advantage of half link chains?  Well, unlike standard chains, which let you adjust the length every 2 links, these chains let you adjust the length by each link…this will give you a more adjustable chain, allowing you to have more precise control over the setup of your bike.  Half link chains are also much tougher and can handle much more abuse from freestyle riding than a standard bike chain…the outward angling of the links help to spread any impact you might encounter in trick track…check out the little comparison below that EighthInch created.

half link chain

half link chain

EighthInch Single Speed 1 8 Fixed Gear Half Link Chain Silver
EighthInch Single Speed 1 8 Fixed Gear Half Link Chain Silver $22.50
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 24m
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EighthInch BMX Single Speed 1 8 Fixed Gear Half Link Chain Black
EighthInch BMX Single Speed 1 8 Fixed Gear Half Link Chain Black $22.50
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 54m
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EighthInch Single Speed 1 8 Fixed Gear Half Link Chain White
EighthInch Single Speed 1 8 Fixed Gear Half Link Chain White $22.50
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 54m
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