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    titanium nitrite on chains?

    what do you guys think about titanium nitrite coating on chains?

    does this stuff help with shifting?

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    It looks pretty though... on the KMC chains.

    iirc, it's supposed to help with abrasion resistance of the chain.

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    Any type of 'coating' on metal parts that rub against other metal parts, is going to be gone in short order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Any type of 'coating' on metal parts that rub against other metal parts, is going to be gone in short order.
    Unless it is rust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Any type of 'coating' on metal parts that rub against other metal parts, is going to be gone in short order.
    you'd think that... but I ran a KMC X9SL for 3 yrs and it barely wore at all. (well the finish on it, the chain was stretched to all hell ) It's not like any magic or anything that makes you shift better, but it does prevent rust and help keep it cleaner (there for running smoother and lasting in the long run)


    Quote Originally Posted by tednugent View Post
    It looks pretty though... on the KMC chains.
    ,.....
    ya,.. that too...

    I wouldn't go out and spend big $$ on a chain JUST to get it.. but if it's a few bucks difference from the chain you normally use, it's worth it
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    I thought it was silly when it first came out but after using titanium nitride coated drill bits I changed my mind. I carry a drill chuck on tours which I use for a screwdriver Torx driver and drill. tools | Flickr - Photo Sharing! The coated drills need only 1/10 as much force as regular bits. Parts that are being drilled also stay much cooler it only takes a minute for a part to get too hot to hold. This would be a very easy test to do for those who have the equipment run both types of chain and photograph the heat given off The Basics Of Thermal Imaging Heat Detection FLIR Camera' this will tell you exactly how much power being saved. Studies of bearings also found they can be run dry for short amounts of time always a problem on chains. The very opposite of titanium nitride is titanium which actually cold welds to any other metal increasing friction.
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