Ahhh cheers for that everyone.
So to clear things up if i get the chain checker which i will tomorrow and it is 0.75 worn and not on the 1 mm wear mark the chain is ok so no need to change?
And if i check it and it is stretched say to the 1mm marker as i think there are 2 on the checker? it need s replacing but i surely shouldn't need to replace the rear cassette like bike shop suggests as it's 6 months old and i ain't an animal on the bike, as i can imagine the chain would wear but the cassette must be tougher to last more than one chain?
So if say in 12 months or so and the chain is worn then maybe do chain and cassette.
Don't want to waste money and i think the chain checker would be a good investment.
Do you guys take spare gear cables etc to events?
I was planning on taking spare sets of pads tie wraps lots of tubes chain tool and spare links and spare set of tyres for mud.
With the bike only being 6 month old and doing the event in a team it won't be getting as much hammer as if i did solo.
Just wondered what spares back up people take.
We have a friend that's coming along to help in the pits etc with bike knowledge.