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    Fatman on a little bike
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Which 9-speed chain is the strongest?

    I have snapped every 9-speed chain I have used except a Whipperman. Is this the least expensive choice I have or has someone else out there found one that does require you to take out a second mortgage to pay for it? I'm 6'1", 290 lbs. and I ride a Transition Gran Mal with a 888RC, Transition Revolution wheelset, Saint double crankset, SRAM derailleurs, SRAM 980 cassette (I have broken off teeth from the 990 and XTR), and I can leg press 1000 lbs. I have been using an XT with moderate success (a month 3 weeks before snapping) and have replace the chainrings and cassette at the same time.

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    Wipperman is the only chain I've never busted as well. I guess I just have to resign myself to the fact and hunt for cheap chains on ebay.

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    I broke a wippermann, and have never broken any other chain, but that was cause I shifted under load.

    Still use Wippermann, maybe if we buy a lot of then the price will come down?

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    Have you considered 8 speed?

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    I'm 225lbs and have been riding an IRD for couple seasons.......

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    Propably maybe strongest is Rolhoff S-L-T 99 / 116pcs. - 323g



    I use 108pcs. - 300g and agressive riding
    Last edited by Wiksa_na_Maxa; 04-10-2007 at 12:27 PM.

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