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And again a small detail that make a big difference and improve our pikchain®
The first prototype had a straight cut on the guide bar close to the tensioner wheel. See foto nr. 1. But the links of the pikchain® have a certain mass and this mass has a certain behaviour known as inertia.

What happened? The chainlinks, once out of the guidebar and because of their inertia didn’t follow the path of the tensioner wheel and caused too much noise which rose with the speed of the chain.

Solution: We cut the guidebar not straight but curved to follow the wheel radius. We positioned the bar as close to the tensioner wheel as possible. This keeps the links under control.

Result of this little change: The pikchain beomes smoother!