I've never liked removing the rear wheel primarily because of messing with the chain. I saw the Chainlift advertised many times, but thought that it's silly. I needed to change my rear tire, and I was so frustrated when I was finished, I looked and found the Chainlift ad and ordered one. It came in the other day, and I tried it just to see what it was like. It works just like the ad says, and the video shows! It's one of those tools that you wonder why you hadn't bought one sooner!!
I contemplated purchasing the chainlift for a while due to it's slightly steep cost, but, it's really a feat of engineering and it's worth it. It does what it says on the tin: it lifts your chain and my hands generally don't get dirty anymore.
The first few times it's a little fiddly, and finding where the metal inserts for the derailleur was also a bit of a treasure hunt, but after using it a few times I'm super happy that I got it. It's especially useful for when you're changing your rear wheel often, i.e. changing between indoor and outdoor rides.
Après quelques conseils donnés par mail avec des appuis photos ! Tout Va bien superbe outil 👌 ! Je l’utilise toutes les semaines pour mon vélo hiver-HT
I purchased one a few weeks ago. I have both Campy and SRAM. Fernando was very helpful getting me the most cost effective solution. The same week I purchased my chainlift, I was inspecting my bike and had a staple in the rear tire. I removed it, heard the "hiss" and needed to change it. I had practiced a bit with the chainlift, but now got to use it for real. It worked as expected. I removed the wheel, changed the tire and replaced it in no time. Very satisfied!
Definitely one of those items that I did not realise I needed until I used it. Often switching bikes on and off the kickr or changing wheels. The Chainlift makes it so simple. Love it!
Does what it promises! I change often between my trainer and wheel. It helped a lot with that, not having dirty hands or scraping my bike (my trainer neo 2t is quite chunky). I am a beginner in cycling so it really helped. Does have a learning curve though. You have to find the setup for your bike by trial and error. My chunky trainer along with a TT bike and di2 shifting meant that i couldn't easily select the small chairing and 3rd cog. But after a few tries i found the setup that works for me. The price is a bit much for a tool that can be done by hand. But it is well built and has a ton of support either by videos or direct feedback. And if I feel like that in the first month of use, going through the hassle of finding the setup, i am guessing in a year or so, I wont even think of changing my wheel without it.
This is a great tool! Now, removing my rear wheel is so much easier and I avoid getting grease on my hands! Fernando was so easy to work with and provided assistance to correctly identify the correct insert pin for my rear derailleur. Their customer service is fantastic and I appreciate how promptly they responded to my email and phone call. They have videos online that demonstrate how to use Chainlift and also to identify the correct pin for your bike. When designing this tool they really thought of everything. I have an indoor smart trainer and this tool now makes it easier to quickly switch from using my road bike by removing the wheel and placing it on my smart trainer. Now I can avoid keeping the indoor trainer set up and taking up space and can quickly set it up whenever I want to ride indoors. One last benefit is that now I can transport my bike and by using Chainlift, both my chain and derailleur are stable when transporting in the car and it takes less space in the car with the wheels off. I'm very glad I found this company and this product!
CHAINLIFT - Fits ALL <span>except Campagnolo</span>