It was announced the other day that Odyssey had finally released their newest chain, The Key Chain, which has been getting a lot of buzz since we gave you the exclusive first look back at Interbike in 2012. When word got out, a handful of questions were raised about the chain like how do chain breakers work with it, what makes it so special and why don’t I have one on my bike yet. Today, Odyssey released a video where Jim Bauer gives us the run through on all the features of the chain and answers some of the questions that have been coming up. After you watch the video above, watch how to install it below, then you can find out even more by clicking here for photos and more! I need this.
Here’s one I’ve been waiting on since Interbike 2012 to drop! The long awaited and highly anticipated Keychain from Odyssey is hitting shops and mail-orders worldwide with them being available in the U.S right now. Have your local shop hit up Full Factory Distribution now to get yourself one ordered up! The chain comes in two versions, hollow pin and solid pin with the hollow running at $44.99. A bit of a price tag, but it looks to be well worth it.
Time for a new BMX chain? Check out the Flybikes Tractor chain…
If you’re on the hunt for a new BMX chain that you aren’t going to have to worry about, the Tractor Chain from Flybikes might just be what you need. The Tractor chain features 1.3mm thick side plates with a Flybikes stamp, a single pre-installed half-link to help the wheel fit your drop out better and hollow chromoly pins with the Chromium heat-treatment for extra strength that will be able to hold up to plenty of wear and tear. The chain weighs in at 11.4 oz. and can be picked up through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Flybikes worldwide! You can also pick the chain up on Amazon for $24.99 right here — Black Chain // Silver Chain
The chain is available in black and silver colors. It comes with a single pre-installed half-link to give you proper dropout adjustment and a master link for easy installation.
I’ve personally ran the Tractor Chain for the past two years and it has held up amazing for me. If you aren’t a fan of half-link chains, but want that adjustability for 25 or 28-tooth sprockets, this is definitely worth taking a look at. The strength is excellent, it was easy to install and I haven’t had to worry about bashing my knee on the stem like I have had to with other BMX chains in the past. You can’t go wrong with strong and reliable.
What do you think about the chain? Do you have any questions? Let us know what you’re thinking below!
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