What is a chain spotter?
The chain spotter is easy to install, adjust and remove without affecting the tuning of your front mech. The 2.5mm hex mounting screw fits in the 4mm hollow threaded mounting bolt of SRAM Red-2012, SRAM Red, SRAM Force, SRAM Rival and SRAM Apex braze-on front mechs (as in the picture above).
What’s the difference between braze on and clamp on derailleur?
A clamp-on has a metal clamp that wraps around the tube of a frame that does not have a built-in mounting tab for the front derailleur. Braze-on derailleurs can be mounted to frames that do not have a mounting tab, using an adapter.
Is a chain catcher necessary?
With a carbon frame, it’s especially important to have a chain catcher. Put a deep gouge into the chainstay on a carbon frame, and you may compromise the integrity of the frame, and you can certainly knock off at least $100 in value when you go to sell that frame.
How do chain catchers work?
They come in a few forms, but they all do the same thing: they stop your chain from falling off the chainring onto the frame. Attached to round seat tubes, chain catchers such as the Deda Elementi Dog Fang are a plastic ring with a little protrusion that will keep the chain in place.
Should I install chain catcher?
If installed properly, your chain catcher will make dropped chains a thing of the past, providing extra security when shifting the chain to the small ring. It’s worth the relatively low time and cost to save your frame from damage, and will likely save a ride without you ever even knowing.
Are chain catchers necessary?
What is a braze-on chain catcher?
For use with braze-on mounted front derailleurs road bikes. The Pro Braze-On Chain Catcher from K-EDGE is used by most professional cyclists and pro teams around the world, in all types of racing including prestigious Olympic Games, World Championships, and Grand Tours, such as the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, and Giro d ’Italia.
What makes the k-edge chain catcher stronger and easier to install?
Easier Installation – Independent setup and installation of front derailleur and the K-EDGE Chain Catcher Stronger – Separate and lower attachment /adjustment bolt equates to stronger hold ensuring the chain cannot drop below the chain catcher
What chain catcher do pro cyclists use?
The Pro Braze-On Chain Catcher from K-EDGE is used by most professional cyclists and pro teams around the world, in all types of racing including prestigious Olympic Games, World Championships, and Grand Tours, such as the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, and Giro d ’Italia.