Hebie Chainglider Review In January 2009 Cycling Plus MagazineThe Hebie Chainglider - light weight clip on chain case. A chain case is a great idea - it weatherproofs your chain and keeps oil off your trousers.
The Hebie Chainglider is a clip together plastic sleeve for your singlespeed or hub gear bike's chain. It rests on top of your chain rather than fitting to your frame - fitting or removal doesn't require tools - and though there's a bit of friction from this, for a utility bike we reckon it's an acceptable loss. The Chainglider weights 225g and comes in three sizes, to fit a 42-44T chainring and a 19-20T sprocket, a 38T chainring and a 18-22T sprocket, and a 42-44T chainring and 15-17T Rohloff sprocket. For any, the bottom bracket to rear axle distance must be 44-48cm.
The clip on case worked fine on a 3-speed Dutch town bike, except that the gear cable's eyebolt fouled the Chainglider in first gear. It would work better with a hub gear with a covered cable all the way to the hub.
Published Tuesday 30 December 2008