Hen’s teeth

Anyone wanting to use a larger chain on their Bantam trials bike can thank Alan Wright for asking Talon Engineering to make a batch in 428 and 520 widths.

Previously only available in 420 size, which can wilt under off-road pressure, those wanting an easier chain life can fit 428 pitch in 13 and 14 tooth sizes plus 10t in 520 pitch.

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The concept of using 520 sizing has been carried out by many northerners for some years and kept a closely guarded secret.

They swear by its substantively longer life on both gearbox and rear wheel thus giving reduced wear and tear on the northern pocket – says Alan, a midlander!

Ring Alan on 01789 751422 for all the prices but for example the 13T 428 costs a mere £14.50.

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Read more News and Features in the Autumn 2019 issue of CDB –on sale now!

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