Nashbar Chain Keeper

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Nashbar Chain Keeper
How do you keep the chain out of the way when you pop off the wheels for cleaning (or transportation) purposes? This handy dandy wonder, the Nashbar Chain Keeper, is the simple solution to keeping the chain tensioned and out of contact with the frame in the absence of a rear wheel. Via the quick release lever, simply attach the chain keeper to the right rear dropout and you'll be free to rotate the chain backwards and forwards to your heart's content as you make your drivetrain grime-free. Every home mechanic should have this nifty device in their toolbox!
  • Takes the place of the rear wheel to keep chain tensioned for cleaning or travel
  • Allows forward or backward rotation of drivetrain to facilitate chain cleaning
  • Easy attachment to right rear dropout via quick release
  • Weight: 59 grams
Nashbar Chain Keeper
  • MATERIAL Aluminum, plastic
  • Rating 5

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Nashbar Chain Keeper
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (6)
  • Road biking (6)
  • Commuting/city (5)
  • Extreme sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (5), Speed oriented (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

A must have tool

By AJNYC

from New York, New York

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Extreme Sports
    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

    Makes maintenance so much easier and less messy without that chain dangling. I should have bought this tool when it first came out.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great tool!

    By WhidbeyBD

    from Whidbey Is, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Extreme Sports
    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

    Great at cleaning the chain with the wheel off and saving your frame!

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works great

    By Eanspratt

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

    This is a quality part. Not used much but handy when needed.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome product!!!!

    By Pen

    from Bunkie, LA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

      I keep my Roubaix stored in the house with the wheels off because of tight space, this part works great to keep the chain off the frame. Also helps when it comes to cleaning the bike.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does what it's supposed to do.

      By sum dood

      from Bay Area, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

      Works like a charm. Allows you to service the chain while the rear wheel is removed, and keeps the chain off the frame while cleaning the rest of your bike. Not sure why I waited so long to pick one of these up.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Excellent value

      By Ron

      from Dalzell, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

          Really good value compared to other models available

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Chain Keeper

          By Bull778

          from Southern CT

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

          This little device does a good job at getting the chain out of the way when you want to give your bike a good scrubbing. It's super easy to use and will keep the chain grease off of your nice white bike frame. At least that's my experience.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          a must have

          By bike and run

          from Myrtle Beach area

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

              This is one of those items that you do not know how you managed without it. Enough said.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Helpful little gadget

              By Fudloe

              from Dickson City, PA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Ease of use
              • Functional
              • Inexpensive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Extreme Sports
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

                This keeper is comparable to Pedro's keeper (but without the tail taper, actually making it easier to use, since there's no wrong side) and Park Tool's Dummy Hub in virtually all aspects but price.

                One hand operation, this tool will keep chain tension for storage, transport or, my favorite, chain cleaning. Pop it on and rotating the chain becomes a way simpler operation. You can spin in either direction while wiping down the chain or running it through a cleaner without binding or flinging dried mud into every corner of the room.

                The fact that it's nearly identical to the Park version at less than half the price is incentive enough to give it a shot. The fact that it works every bit as well at the Park or Pedro's version seals the deal.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Nice gadget

                By Le MBK

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bike Maintenance
                  • Maintenance
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Chain Keeper:

                  Great little gadget to keep the chain in place when doing maintenance with the back wheel out.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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