Asked by: Mirsad Mojarro
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th April, 2020

How much is a chain for a bicycle?

A bike chain costs anywhere from $10 to $90 depending on the brand, quality, and type of bike you're buying it for. Basic, cheaper bikes that need a simple chain will be closer to $10. Higher quality chains that are durable and made for top notch road bikes will cost $60 to $90.

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Keeping this in consideration, what chain do I need for my bike?

4 Answers. If you are using a bike with a derailleur the number of cogs on the rear hub will determine the chain size you will need. They are always 3/32" chains. You can get a 5/6/7-speed, 8-speed, 9-speed, or 10-speed chains.

Additionally, how long does a bicycle chain last? So, typically, a bike chain can last anywhere from 500 to 5,000 miles, depending on the type of chain you buy and the number of miles you put on your bike. If you ride your bike very seldom, or only go on the occasional evening ride, your bike chain can last years with good maintenance.

Keeping this in consideration, how often should a bicycle chain be replaced?

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.

How tight should a bicycle chain be?

It should be tight enough that it only allows you to move it up and down about one inch. If it is sagging or much looser than that, you need to tighten that chain up. Chains often loosen when a bike does not have a derailleur.

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