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  1. #1
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    7.1mm vs 7.3mm KMC 8.93 chain

    I purchased a KMC x8.93 chain last year to have a back up chain for my Shimano CN-IG51 on my 8 speed mountain bicycle. My current Shimano CN-IG51 chain is 7.1mm wide. When I purchased the KMC x8.93, it was spec'd it as 7.1mm however, when I received the KMC x8.93, the packaging states, 7.3mm. My question is, can I use the 7.3mm KMC x8.93 on my drive train? Is there another version of the KMC x8.93 in 7.1mm?

    I'm currently using a Shimano CN-IG51 chain on a Shimano CS-HG50-8i 8 speed cassette and a Shimano FC-M411 crankset.

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    Yes go ahead and use it what will happen is you will lose 1 or 2 gear combinations the inner front and the smaller rear cogs.
    "Dish is illogical." Spoke of Vulcan.

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