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    Some guidance please!

    Im going to be running xt 9spd crankset with an sram pg980 cassette and x9 short rear der. Its going to be a 1x9 setup. Its gonna sound silly but does it matter what route I got with a chain? Can someone recommend a good chain thats light and durable. As always thanks in advance!

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    The sram PC-991 is a great chain. Strong, not too expensive and pretty light...... http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/139...-Gold-2010.htm

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    thanks ill keep that one on my list!

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    Shimano CN7701 (XTR) is tops on my list, you can use a SRAM Powerlink with it for easy cleaning.

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    Use either the Sram PC-991 or the Shimano XTR chain. I've used both with good results.

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    XTR 7701 and a Connex connector is nice. I have that setup on one bike.
    The SRAM power link works too, but I like the construction of the Connex link better.
    Also have the PC991 and it works out well.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Any decent 9s chain will be fine including the better Sram, Shimano, KMC, Wippermann, or others.

    If you prefer to use a connector you might as well buy a chain that has one, but can always add one to one, like a Shimano, that doesn't.

    No need to spent top dollar on a chain, from about half way up in each manufacturers line, the chains don't get better mechanically, just lighter and prettier.

    Don't overthink a chain choice, in the end it boils down to a coke vs Pepsi kind of decision. Just keep it properly lubed and replace it when it's time and you can focus your energy on other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY
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    Don't overthink a chain choice, in the end it boils down to a coke vs Pepsi kind of decision. ...
    Mountain Dew if the OP's gonna do any sort of REAL riding
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    yeah im thinking im just gonna see who has the cheapest oe chain up for sale. just saw that cambriabike has a 20% sale now so i think its time to buy some parts for the build. thanks for all the input guys im a noob and i greatly appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitness24
    yeah im thinking im just gonna see who has the cheapest oe chain up for sale. just saw that cambriabike has a 20% sale now so i think its time to buy some parts for the build. thanks for all the input guys im a noob and i greatly appreciate it.
    Just stay mid-level or better. The chains do improve form the low end to mid range, then it's about weight, looks and hype.
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    just a thread rant. ordered a set of x9 shifters on CLove and somehow I ordered 2 sets dammit I hate when i mess up. Hopefully they can adjust it before it ships next week.

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