Best chain and sprockets for the money?

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  • bushy

Posted July 06, 2004 - 01:35 PM


My chain has a link out of it, and my sprocket teeth now look like very small sloping triangles. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best chain and spocket set for the money? I ride in slop alot, and I have sorta a small budget. I just need something to not stretch every ride.. :thumbsup:

I am well aware of the ironmans, I really wanted the regina o-ring and ironman combo, but is it really worth the 170 bucks?

  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted July 06, 2004 - 05:09 PM


I just replaced the chain and sprockets on my 00 426. Went with an RK O-Ring SO 520-116 link chain and a 14/52 set of Renthal front and rear. (rear - aluminum and front steel) Very happy with everything and the wear. Total cost was around 130 for everything.

I also have found the the 14/52 gearing is the perfect combo for Motocross and Hare Scrambles.

Hope this helps. :devil: :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted July 06, 2004 - 05:11 PM


The best deal I know of is the Gold O-ring chain from Regina. It runs about $75-$80. I've owned 3 and have yet to discard one because it streched. Renthal buys this chain with their name applied to it and sells it for much more. That part I would not compromise on.

The sprockets are another deal. A stock front is $15, a Tag or Renthal is $25. Tags last twice as long as the stock ones usually. Do the math.

Ironman rear sprockets are a great buy at $90 and they last a very long time (they're chrome-moly steel) and are only a little heavier than a good alloy cog. An inexpensive rear like a JR or a Sunstar will cost $35, But an Ironman might last more than three times as long. If you use a good chain, the fact that it doesn't stretch will make any sprocket last longer.

  • Jeffro426

Posted July 06, 2004 - 05:16 PM


Titax UltraLight chromoly hands down...their everyu bit as good and light as the iron man sprockets, but their only 49 bucks. Ive had one of my 426 for over a year now and it shows almost no signs of wear. It weighs nearly just as much as the aluminum ones but lasts WAY longer. Ive tried renthal, sunstar, and a couple others but they dont last me more than 6 months and im a quite religous about keeping my chain clean, lubed and adjusted. At least check them out at As for chains, i had a renthal one but it was junk...stretched like it was going out of style. I put a DID x-ring on when i put the titax sprocket and adjusted it once and havent touched it since. A little expensive, but well worth the price!

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  • Matt96xr6

Posted July 06, 2004 - 05:23 PM


Everyone has an opinion. Here is my setup:

Rental Ultra light front sprocket
AFAM rear sprocket
EK MRDL chain

  • rush66

Posted July 06, 2004 - 07:11 PM


primary drive steel rear $14.99 front steel 9.99 i've got a d.i.d o ring i've had renthal and they are good but i was in a pinch and bought the cheapest stuff not expecting much but they are doing very well but their alum rear is 29.99 but i've heard it shreads up too fast. any x-ring or o-ring chain will last lots longer than a regular one so take your pick which ever brand you like

  • sirthumpalot

Posted July 07, 2004 - 01:21 AM


A good x-ring chain (such as the DID VM or Regina ZRH z-ring) would be a great chain for the money. The longest lasting chain I have seen is the DID ERV-2, but you pay a price premium so it's probably not the best value. You want a steel rear sprocket. If you need/want light weight then go Ironman Sprockets, these even include a one year wear warranty. If you don't care about a couple extra pounds on the rear then get something like a JT Sprockets steel rear (around $30). They key to long life is steel rear and o-ring or x-ring chain. :thumbsup:

  • CRFThumper

Posted July 09, 2004 - 01:49 PM


ERV-2 :thumbsup:

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