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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by CoolBDPhenom03 View Post
Depends on a lot of factors. I believe it's common to get around 15k miles from a chain, but you have to take into account what kind of riding you do (casual vs. aggressive), where you ride (pavement vs. dirt), how you maintain it (degreaser and lube), how tight/loose the chain is, etc.

If your chain is loose, it'll last longer, but it'll wear your sprockets down faster. If your chain is tight, the sprockets will last longer, but your chain will wear down faster.
...And whichever wears down first it is good to replace both at the same time.
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