New chains

So the new IQ season is almost upon us, and I am wondering if it would be a good idea to order new chain.

I mean… do you have enough chain already? If not, order some I guess…?


I’ve never had a problem with it wearing out over time. Should last you for a long time.


I love chain!.. I hate chain…

I love chain! It’s super great for long distance powering and really fun to fidget with and especially light!

But drivetrains with it are insanely annoying to deal with and extremely hard to get the perfect amount of friction.

If I were doing another year in IQ, I would try a geared drive, as that seems easier to make consistent and reliable.

Good luck next season!


As @sankeydd said, chain should last you a long time. If you are having problems with it breaking under light to moderate amounts of load or you find yourself running out of chain though, I would probably suggest buying more.

An additional note about using chain on drivetrains (in my experience), it has much less friction than gears and potentially less places to fail. However, it can be a little difficult to get the right amount, but with a little practice it isn’t that hard.

Good luck in the 2021-2022 game!


I have used the same chain for years, and have never had a problem. Spend your money elsewhere.


Okay, my coach just wanted to make sure they don’t wear out after one season,

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