While SRAM’s chains are not directional, THE SRAM QUICKLINK IS DIRECTIONAL. If you look closely you will see an arrow engraved into the face of the quick link. This arrow should put in the direction the chain is moving. Make sure to get this arrow pointing the right way to avoid any chain skipping.
Do bike chains have a direction?
Some chains are directional and any logos or printed letters should face out towards the mechanic on the drive side. The process for routing the chain is the same for either master link or connecting rivet chains, just make sure to lead with outer plates if using a connecting rivet chain.
Are SRAM and Shimano chains interchangeable?
SRAM’s cassettes and chains are compatible with all of Shimano’s groupsets, and vice versa. Likewise, Shimano and SRAM buyers have the freedom to mix different levels of chains and cassettes so long as they are designed for the same kind of transmission.
Do bike chains have a master link?
Replacement Pin or Master Link: New chains will come with either a new pin, or a specialized link called a master link, to connect the two ends of the chain together.
Can you reuse bike chain pins?
Yes you can reuse a freaking HG40 pin. As someone said, when you break the chain don’t push the pin all the way out, just enough to separate the link. I’ve even reused 10 speed chain pins. In 28 years I’ve never had a chain snap on me.
How do I know my bike chain size?
Begin by counting the number of teeth on the largest front sprocket and largest rear. These numbers are often printed right on the sprockets and cogs. Next, measure the distance between the middle of the crank bolt to the rear axle. This is also the chain stay length.
When should SRAM Eagle chain be replaced?
Typically chains get replaced when they reach a 0.5 wear measurement, 0.75 being slightly too long with the former 11 speed drivetrains.
Is SRAM owned by Shimano?
SRAM Corporation is a privately held bicycle component manufacturer based in Chicago, USA. SRAM is an acronym comprising the names of its founders, Scott, Ray, and Sam. Shimano, Inc. is a Japanese multinational manufacturer of cycling components, fishing tackle, and rowing equipment.
Is SRAM better than Shimano?
Shimano and SRAM both make quality products, but their approach and styles are different. Looking at the current component landscape, it can be said that Shimano is generally the more conservative of the two. Over the last decade, SRAM has pursued drivetrain innovation more aggressively.
Are SRAM and Shimano 9 speed cassettes interchangeable?
Compatibility between different drivetrains
SRAM and Shimano cassettes, on either road or mountain bike, are interchangeable with each other as the spacing is the same between the sprockets.