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O-Ring chain? - May 15, 2008, 03:31 PM

Don't know if this should be "ask the experts" or here. Do you trackers run an o-ring chain on the track? I was talking to a friend of mine who use too run 14 miles. He said that the o-ring chain takes 5 % more energy than the old chain. Wich would cost them seconds. He also felt that they collect dirt and are not more maintenance free than the d-link. So what do you all think?


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Oh ya. I'm not sold on the aluminum sprockets. I fry them quick. So I run steel sprockets.


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May 15, 2008, 04:07 PM

d-link?

I run x-ring chains...as does just about every racer I know. How would the o-ring collect more dirt? and even if it does...it prevents it from getting into the bearing surfaces, so it actually prevents excess wear.

Also, 5% increase in chain loss...which is in itself at most 1-2% of total power...are you really worried about 1/20th of 1%? and that wouldn't equate to seconds.

The ring'ed chains will last longer, and stretch (which is actually bearing wear) less than others...I wouldn't worry about it. (note that even 125GP racers use o or x ring chains, and those guys are more concerned with every last 1/10th of a hp than anyone else)

steel is fine for the street, but given the cost of sprockets...why put up with the excess weight? aluminum will last plenty on the track


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May 15, 2008, 04:53 PM

Most drag racers run non-o-ringed chains..

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May 15, 2008, 04:59 PM

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He also felt that they collect dirt and are not more maintenance free than the d-link.
If the d-link chains are anything like their routers, stay far away.
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If the d-link chains are anything like their routers, stay far away.
sry couldnt agree to that .. D-link gamerlounge rox
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d-link?

I run x-ring chains...as does just about every racer I know. How would the o-ring collect more dirt? and even if it does...it prevents it from getting into the bearing surfaces, so it actually prevents excess wear.

Also, 5% increase in chain loss...which is in itself at most 1-2% of total power...are you really worried about 1/20th of 1%? and that wouldn't equate to seconds.

The ring'ed chains will last longer, and stretch (which is actually bearing wear) less than others...I wouldn't worry about it. (note that even 125GP racers use o or x ring chains, and those guys are more concerned with every last 1/10th of a hp than anyone else)

steel is fine for the street, but given the cost of sprockets...why put up with the excess weight? aluminum will last plenty on the track
I think he's more worried about high horspower drag bikes...


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Real men run f ring or q ring chains. Bitches.


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Rforc1 Thanks for the tip. This guy was old school strip runner. I know you guys cut all your seconds down.


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