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.


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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