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Park Tool YZ125

Average User Rating: (Good)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Simple, functional, dependable.”

The Good: The "Cyclone" chain cleaner is easy to use and it does an acceptable job cleaning off old lube and dirt from my chain. The drivetrain brush is great for cleaning cassettes and chainrings. I can always get my chain looking clean again in under five minutes.

The Bad: The wheels with the brushes spin on plastic stubs sitting in plastic slots, and after a while I've found that the brushes don't spin very well. The chain still gets scrubbed, but not as thoroughly. It would be better if there were a metal insert or something similar to prevent this.

Overall Review:

I've been using this kit for years now with great results. I don't usually use Park Tool's chain cleaning fluid; normal dish soap is less expensive and works fine. I've found that doing one cycle with soap and two with plain water will get almost any chain looking shiny again in under five minutes. The only problem I've had is what I mentioned above: the wheels with the brushes don't spin very well in their plastic slots. It's not a major issue, but it's annoying. Also, if you're rough on tools, watch out - I cracked one of these chain cleaners when I accidentally dropped it.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type
Features
Miscellaneous

Engine:

Reed-valve spacer improves acceleration across the entire powerband.
Amazingly compact 124cc reed-valve-inducted two-stroke helps produce an awesome power-to-weight ratio.
Patented YPVS power-valve system combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong midrange and eye-opening top-end.
38mm Mikuni TMX carburetor gives excellent throttle response and serious horsepower.
Six-speed, close-ratio transmission optimizes gear ratios for maximum performance.
Digital CDI ignition system delivers precise spark and monitors engine speed to ensure optimal timing for faster, stronger response during hard acceleration.
Large-capacity radiator features a 10-row core with four louvers to deliver maximum cooling efficiency at all performance levels.
Primary kickstarting ensures easy restarts in any gear.
Trick, works-style clutch lever features race-spec barrel adjuster for on-the-fly adjustability.

Chassis/Suspension:

YZ250F-style front-brake caliper and wave-style front and rear discs minimize unsprung weight and provide excellent stopping power.
A carefully engineered, advanced aluminum frame and swingarm give the YZ125 the best handling in its class.
Speed-Sensitive System 48mm KYB fork; damping force is controlled by piston speed which provides a smoother, more precise ride.
Removable aluminum rear subframe is constructed of square-section tubing for reduced weight.
Rear, fully adjustable KYB shock features a super-light titanium shock spring and reduced-friction Kashima coating of internals. 12.4 inches of travel, separate adjusters for high- and low-speed compression damping, and a full lock oil rebound system for increased comfort all add up to fantastic rear wheel control and a sweet ride.
Tapered rear wheel spacers ease sliding the rear wheel into place for quicker tire changes.
Premium Dunlop knobbies offer race-spec traction and wear.

Additional Features:

Special-design gripper type seat and fuel tank, forward-canted steering crown and low ProTaper handlebar all help create greater freedom of movement and more comfortable ergonomics for riders.
Wide, cleated, folding titanium footpegs are lightweight and provide excellent comfort, grip and ground clearance.
Use of light box-head bolts throughout the chassis eases maintenance while reducing weight for increased performance.
Premium drive chain has gold-colored plates for outstanding looks.
Wide-diameter fuel tank cap for easier refueling.
Repackable exhaust silencer.
Durable, comfortable handlebar grips.

Price $23.88
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry