Park Tools CC-3 chain wear indicator review

A worthwhile addition to your tool kit

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £7.95 RRP

Our review

Cheap, simple and will save you money – you won't regret getting one
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Some people advocate having chains in rotation, and swapping them over regularly but another way to eke the life out of your bike’s drivetrain is to replace the chain before it wears.


The cheapest way is to measure it with a steel ruler; the easiest is to use a chain checker. This one is Park’s cheapest.


You just hook it on to the chain, which takes about two seconds – if one end stands proud, everything’s fine, if it falls into the chain, it’s worn. This is two sided: one side checks 0.75% wear (‘replace chain soon’), the other checks 1% wear (‘replace chain immediately’). It fits all chains from 1/8in singlespeeds to 10-speeds.

Product Specifications


Name CC3C - Chain wear indicator
Brand Park Tool

Colour Silver