Taya Chain Launches its New Rollerless Chain

Jan 18, 2021
by TAYA Chain  
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Press Release: Taya Chain

Bicycle chains have been made the same way pretty much since they were invented. Until now.

With the Rollerless Series, Taya have boldly removed the rollers from the chain meaning there are only three parts to a chain. This unique construction brings a whole range of benefits to the Rollerless Series resulting in a lighter, quieter, longer-lasting and more efficient chain.

The newly shaped outer chamfer on the plates reduces friction. Hence there is greater wear resistance on both the chain and the other drive train components, and a smoother ride. It gives a longer-lasting chain: more miles on the same chain, more time riding.

Inner Chamfer

The machining of the inner chamfer gives precise shifting again and again. Consistent performance throughout the whole life of the chain, not just when new. Forget what the chain is doing and concentrate on the riding.

Both inner and outer plates have been designed to hold lubrication in a reservoir inside the chain where it matters. It’s less messy and more efficient. Because the lubrication is inside, fewer contaminants can stick to the oil and there is less wear from abrasion. Maintenance intervals become longer meaning more time on the bike.

Lubricant Reservoir
360 Riveted Pin

The 360° riveted pin is the third part of the chain, holding the plates together. It is heavy-duty and provides exceptional durability. Another key factor in the longer life span and overall strength of the chain. Fewer worries about the chain breaking under strain.

Taya’s Diamond Hard Technology (DHT) increases the surface hardness of the chain by up to 25% and massively decreases elongation. It’s a thermochemical surface treatment that penetrates further into the chain than other technologies so the chain can deal with the high torque of a rider at top effort. The decreased elongation means thousands of more kilometres to be ridden before replacement.

Diamond Hard Technology
TAYA s ONZE-117 rollerless link preview

Cutting out the rollers in the construction means cutting out the weight as well. It’s a weight weenie’s dream come true.

Taya chains are made by Taya from start to finish in their state-of-the-art facilities in Taiwan. There is full control of the process from raw materials to the completed product. No waiting for other suppliers abroad, just efficient processing to the highest standards. Quality control is built in from the beginning, just as it has been for over 50 years.

The Rollerless Series is at the cutting edge of innovation. It’s long-lasting, hard-wearing, lighter and quieter.

Innovation has been part of Taya’s production process since day one, taking what is accepted and making it better bit by bit, resulting now in the revolutionary Rollerless Series.


  • 19 0
 So many shiny visuals. So little data or analysis.
  • 13 0
 I think it’s really cool that the video actually shows how they use robots to make the chain.
  • 6 0
 ...robots with frickin laser beams...
  • 2 0
 This is probably how drive trains with even more gears will probably come out in the future, with the reduction of the roller they can probably be made slimmer
  • 2 0
 Seems like it would create drag as it engages the chainring, cogs, and jockey wheels whereas a chain with rollers would just...roll?
  • 2 0
 Correct. This is just a bad idea. You should read Dave Rome's breakdown of why this is a bad idea on Cycling Tips: cyclingtips.com/2021/01/taya-new-rollerless-chain-isnt-an-innovation

TLDR: it moves the wear-point on your drivetrain from the chain to the cassette and chainring teeth. Yikes.
  • 2 0
 @TEAM-ROBOT: yerp, as far as armchair engineers go, I'm among the best, and super humble about too.
  • 1 0
 @Duderz7: I respect that
  • 1 1
 It may work but:
If the pin diameter is smaller than the diameter of a roller, it will not mate the same way with conventional chainrings and cogs, right?
If the pin diameter is the same as the diameter of a roller, it won't weigh less.
Will it require its own chain tool for each chain width? Normally, the roller acts as a spacer when you are pressing the pin out.
  • 1 0
 Can someone please tell me why they're trying to make a chain even more complicated?
  • 2 1
 I think i'll just buy gearbox + belt drive thanks
  • 1 0
 So much spin about this chain.
  • 1 0
 Don't all chains have 360 riveted pins?

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