The last thing you want to when you stamp hard on the pedals (or whack a log) is the chain to give-up. The DHS offers 20% more strength than a standard derailleur chain.
The bottom part of the outer chain plate is chamfered in much the same way as a normal geared chain (allowing regular gear shift pick-up), however, the upper part of the chain plate is bigger than normal. The bigger surface area plate increases the tensile strength and strike endurance of the chain.
Special heat treatment after riveting increases the pin's integrity with the plates, making the chain stronger.
A bicycle chain is a 'roller chain' that has the task of transferring power from the cranks to the rear wheel of the bike thus propelling it. Most bicycle chains are made from alloy steel, but some are chrome plated or stainless steel to prevent rust, or simply for good looks. Chains will vary in width depending on the amount of gears you have, most are 3/32 inch for use with geared systems and then come in 'speeds' which needs to matched to the cassette, ie a 10 speed cassette will need a 10 speed chain and so on. Track bikes or single speeds often run 1/8 inch rings so will need a 1/8 inch chain as well, these will have larger plates to aid stopping on a fixed wheel, which can add extra stress to a chain.
We thought a little background might be of interest so here it is...
“Gusset was founded in the summer of 1995 by two riding friends Paul Sorrell and Jason Mills. It started as a little project printing t-shirts, hoodies and a product called ‘Hookers’ that were replacement springs for Pit Bull brakes.
Although the pair had great plans for the brand they found that at the time they didn’t have the time or money to take the brand as far as it could go, Jason was busy with a band and Paul was out of work at the time. The opportunity soon came along to pass the company over to Ison, both partners had known Lloyd and the team at Ison for some years and felt that with their contacts and distribution network that Gusset would be in good hands.
Paul can now be found racing Masters in the U.K 4 cross series and Jason also competes in masters, racing BMX.
Jason now owns a bmx/skate shop called Hardcore Hobbies (est 1999) who are proud stockists of Gusset products.” Jason Mills.
Since these early days, Gusset has developed into a multi discipline company. The MTB jump market was evolving quicker than the companies within it could make suitable products; Gusset stepped in to fill the breach. Quickly gaining a reputation for making bombproof parts, the range continued to grow and now includes a varied range from beginner level parts to pro spec components made with premium materials. A particular favourite are the Pigmy crank arms made with Reynolds 853 tubing, a metal so tough it forced the factory to acquire new tools. The tubing blunted their existing tooling when making initial samples. I’m sure they were pleased...
Gusset has always been run with a light heart and a sense of humour. This allows a sense of freedom when it comes to product development and in particular colours of products. The best example being the flouro coloured Slim Jim pedals and Bastard grips. Insanely popular, they have sold through in enormous quantities both in the UK and abroad. If you want a psychedelic flashback bike, we’ve got you covered.
Along with our established product areas, the Gusset R series product area is being extended to offer a wider choice of high performance Racing products.
plus our NEW range of robust performance products for the Fixed wheel/Courier riders – built with our BMX and DJ knowledge.
Currently, we like to think that the company retains the original ethos that it started with, parts developed as the need arises. Making bikes work better is at times extremely taxing, but it always pays off. There’s little more rewarding than getting the call thanking you for making a bike work better than ever before, putting the smile back on the rider’s face.
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Executive Director: Stefan Barden.