The chain on your bike slowly wears out as you build up the miles by getting stretched longer and longer. A chain wear tool is a quick and handy device that will tell you when your chain needs replacing. If left for too long a stretched chain will begin to wear out your chainrings and could result in poor performance from gear changes and even be potentially dangerous if the chain 'slips'. A worn chain can skip over the top of the cogs to cause 'skipping' or 'slipping' gears.
The Ribble R-CWT is designed to give you an instant and accurate guide to indicate how much your chain has worn.
Simply by seeing if the tool drops into your chain or not (no pressure is required so don't push it in further than it drops), you can tell if the chain (0.75 on the tool), or both the chain and cassette needs replacing (1.0 on the tool). This is a small toolbox esential that could save you money in the long term. Keep replacing your chain regularly and it should work with your existing cassette, but leave it too long and the stretched chain will have caused excessive wear to the cassette and both chain and cassette will need replacing.
NB when measuring ensure that a Power, Master or Quick link is not included in the section of chain being measured.
Shows if chain, or chain and cassette need replacing
Small and compact
Easy to use
Check your chain regularly
From our new range of practical and essential accessories and tools. Designed with input from our experienced team of riders and mechanics these are no nonsense essentials engineered to do the job.
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Road, Mountain Bike, Triathlon, Cyclocross, Time Trial
This was another piece of kit I needed but have never quite got to. If you are thinking of getting into doing your maintenance yourself then this is a really important piece for the work bench
12 December 2019
Does what is says on the tin
Does what is says on the tin and measures wear in your chain. Nothing more needs be said.
19 September 2019
Chain wear tool
Great tool excellent price. Very happy with my purchase
09 July 2019
Chain wear tool as good as a park tool
Good quality, bargain price and as good as a park tool.
15 May 2019
Wish I'd got one earlier - much simpler to use than my old vernier gauge.