What are the best roller chain features I look be looking for?

  • SOLID ROLLER – A split roller can deform under load. Solid rollers can take higher speeds and are more shock-resistant.
  • WIDE WAIST PLATES – Thicker waists on the side plates are 30% more resistant to fatigue, and help resist elongation.
  • PRECISION HEAT TREATMENT – A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Computer-controlled heat treatment results in uniform chain strength.
  • SHOT PEENING, BALL DRIFTING, FACTORY PRELOADING – Processes that relieve stress and deformities and increase strength and holding power.