Lezyne Classic Chain Rod $27.99
Whip it good.
Despite the vaguely British-sounding name, the Lezyne Classic Chain Rod is an awfully nice chain whip. The wood handle feels nice in the hand, and the heat-treated steel head will stand up to all the torque your spindly roadie arms can put on it.
What community has to say
Not ideal for fixies
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Construction seems sturdy enough, though I'm a little disappointed that the whip/spanner isn't full tang.
The bigger issue is that the lockring spanner doesn't seem to have been designed with rear hubs in mind. The bevel on the wood handle extends too far up and prevents the hook from going flush with the rear cog to engage the lockring. This was solved easily enough by sawing about a half inch off the handle but I can imagine that most people aren't going to be satisfied to void the warranty on the first use.