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    Looking for dependalble , lightweight chain

    Any suggestions ?
    I've heard a few too many stories of hollow pin chains snapping .
    Using 3 x9 with Sram XO rear derailer .

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    thats a Oxymoron
    use solid pin chains, I like shimano with a sram quicklink

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    SRAM all the way. I wouldn't worry too much about chain weight. Go pee before you ride - same difference.

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    Shimano CN-7701 with a SRAM or Connex quick connector

    I'm a SRAM guy but the Shimano CN-7701 is superior in strength and performance.

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    Wippermanns use a snap link closure and get great reviews for performance. Simply put, the only way to make chains lighter is to remove metal, and that means some loss of strength.
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    I've had good luck with Shimano XT and Wippermann 908/808 non-stainless chains on my geared bikes. I've had several SRAM chain failures on my geared bikes, but the SRAM PC1 on my singlespeed has been very reliable. The Wippermann Connex link is nice and much easier to open than the SRAM link. On the other hand, the Shimano chains seem to shift better than the Wippermann on my otherwise all-Shimano drivetrain.

    The last SRAM chain I had on a geared bike broke mid-climb and resulted in a trashed rear wheel and a small loss of blood, but that is just my experience.

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