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    trying a wipperman

    i have tried sram chains and not impressed. i have never broken a chain till now, sram 991 (not cheap). i have read great things about the wipperman chains and would like to give one a try.
    at the mo i am running xt throughout and could either go for a xt or xtr chain or i am looking at the wipperman 908/920 chains. the wipperman 911 is way too expensive. which wipperman would be best for my xt setup.

    cheers

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    I love my 920. Teflon coated FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan pablo
    i have tried sram chains and not impressed. i have never broken a chain till now, sram 991 (not cheap). i have read great things about the wipperman chains and would like to give one a try.
    at the mo i am running xt throughout and could either go for a xt or xtr chain or i am looking at the wipperman 908/920 chains. the wipperman 911 is way too expensive. which wipperman would be best for my xt setup.

    cheers
    I have the 920, great chain, not sure about the teflon. most of it has worn off and its only on the side plates, I have a 908 in the wings. the 920 has lasted longer than the past sram chains did.

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    thanks
    gonna order one today

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    Wipperman Stainless Not So Good

    I picked up a Wipperman Stainless chain a while back on a whim thinking it would weather better. Well it has held up great but it doesn't shift very well. I don't know why; perhaps it's stiffer laterally.
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    I use the nickel plated one for on and off road tandem use. This is the only chain that I have used so far that I have not been able to "break" pop a side plate. The model is 904. Wippermans even measure 12 inches spot on when new unlike SRAM chains that measure 1/3 worn out when new. That can't be good for expensive new cogs and rings.

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    i had to fix my sram so i could go ride while i wait for the new chain. well it popped a side plate again(luckily i was close to home), not a happy camper.
    cant wait for the replacement.

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