I took delivery of my 2009 Asta Pro in May. After about 500 miles or so I noticed some shifting problems and a clunk coming from the drivetrain during an afternoon ride. After a quick inspection, I noticed the stock KMC chain was starting to tweak at the master link. I ran down to the local REI that night and grabbed a Shimano HG-53 (all they had) and installed it.
I know it is not the fanciest chain, but the switch to the HG chain made the XT drivetrain smoother than it was at day one with the KMC. I have ridden the chain HARD for a few hundred miles now in sandy conditions with no issues and continued smooth shifting. If you’re looking to replace the chain on your Asta Pro, I recommend going to the Shimano HG line. I know everyone has their preference, but it made a big difference on my bike so I wanted to share.
Anyone have a similar experience?
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