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    New Chain Time? Which one?

    I'm curious if I should go ahead and replace the chain on my c'dale RZ120.

    Its got about 1k miles on it. My normal XC trail network has about 4 water crossing on it. I run a 3x10 set-up consisting of new FSA front rings and new SLX cassette. I have a new XTR Shadow Plus derailleur en route. So essentially an all new drivetrain except for the chain.

    I've been lubing/cleaning it regularly and it never gave me any issues until today during a tame road ride around my 'hood. I experienced a moment of chain suck while shifting into the big ring. Never had that happen before . . .

    I'm thinking just replace the chain and keep the old one as a spare.

    Now, which one to get? I am thinking XT or XTR . . .
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    KMC X10...pick which model you like best
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    I'm sure others would argue, but I don't think your choice in chain is nearly as important as how you treat/maintain it. I do like fully plated chains as they're much more resistant to corrosion.

    I do think you should put a new chain with the new drivetrain.

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    I scooped an XTR chain for $50.
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    I second KMC. Use on my road and mtb, great chain for the money and lasts longer than SRAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpjumpy View Post
    Thanks for the input guys.

    I scooped an XTR chain for $50.
    Components > Drivetrain > Chains | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    oops looks like about $26 bucks would have done it.

    My mistake not XTR....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffscott View Post
    Components > Drivetrain > Chains | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    oops looks like about $26 bucks would have done it.

    My mistake not XTR....
    Haha, yeah - they are selling it for $50, too.

    I was about to say "dayum!"
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