Chain Guides — The Ins and Outs
For the very best in bike chain guides, look no further than Bikester. We offer the best in bikes and bike accessories for every kind of rider and their requirements. If you ever have any doubts about exactly which accessory will fit your particular bike, feel free to get in touch with a knowledgeable member of our team. When choosing a chain guide for your bike, it's essential to consider:
- Do you want a single or dual ring guide?
- Do you require bash protection?
- What type of bike do you have?
- Do you have a classic threaded bracket shell or press-in bottom bracket bearings?
- What terrain do you intend to ride on?
Within all of our specific product descriptions, you'll see the details of which bikes they're intended for as well as other key information. Buying a chain guide can seem like a minefield sometimes, but at Bikester we aim to make that process easy and pleasant.
MTB chain guides
We have a variety of chain guides, cranksets, and chains for mountain bikes. The MTB guides that we stock will keep your chain on the chainring in the most extreme conditions. This is exactly what you need when you're doing enduro or trail biking. You really don't want your chain falling off and jamming in these moments!
Some MTB chain guides employ a pulley system, whilst others use a roller mechanism. This is generally dependent on the design of the particular guide. Tensioning, containment and protection are the key features of these guards. Some will offer bash protection for extra security to your bike's chain.
Other bike chain guides
Perhaps you need a bike chain guide for an e-bike or a touring bike. Some of our brands produce high-quality chain guides specifically designed to be used with e-bikes. With ISO-conforming upper sliders, they'll ensure a safe journey with no loose clothing going in your drivetrain. They often have slick carbon-injected backplates, which give you the ultimate power but remain lightweight.
Other essential bike items
Crank arms, chainrings, and chain guards are some other essential elements that need to be chosen carefully so your bike works effectively. Bikester offers a selection of lightweight and high-quality parts that will take your bike to the next level.
Aside from choosing the correct length and style, it's also really important to consider what material the crank arm is made from. A good crankset will be constructed in a durable material that offers brilliant resistance. Lightweight options of carbon and aluminium are a favourite amongst today's riders.
Chainrings and guards
Most large chain rings offer the rider bigger, tougher to shift gears that move you further per revolution, which is ideal for higher speeds. A smaller chainring will give easier to turn gears, and for this reason, are often a favourite amongst bike riders. You move a slightly shorter distance per revolution, though, so bear this in mind.
When choosing a guard, be sure to select one that is compatible with your bike and its size. It depends on your chain set up and a good chain guard is usually essential with mountain biking.
Here at Bikester, we've got a large selection of top-quality bike parts so that you can enjoy riding with the best parts.