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    chain noise

    I just put a Izumi V bushed chain on on my 29er ss. Lots of noise. This is a very high priced 1/8 SS chain, Running on white 3/32 sprockets. seems like an extreamly well made chain. Anyone know if the noise will go away once the chain breaks in? or is just normal for that type of chain?
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    Not familiar with that particular chain, but if the chain is not well lubed, or if its too tight, it will make some noise.

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    Thanks for the reply ,, it is very well lubed and well adjusted . The KMC chain I took off ran very quite.

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    1/8th chain on 3/32nd teeth is a noisy setup. I don't know, but I can only imagine break in will make it worse.

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    you put a new chain on used ring and cog, no? the noise will go away soon after the chain becomes one with the drivetrain.
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    Both cogs have just about 700 miles of previous running but show no wear. The previous reply is what I am hoping , the chain will settle in and become one with them. This chain is made extreamly well with bushings and perhaps has no give in it . That may result in the roughness I feel and hear. I was running a 1/8 KMC which ran very smooth and quiet. I don't like the noise and it worries me that something is not right. I don't know if I should leave it on or not. I feel like it was a waste of money.

    The chain was Izumi Track Chain Model V. At this point I would not recommend it to anyone.But hope that does change.

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    Why switch from the KMC? Weight maybe? I've run nothing but KMCs (610hx) and like their chains. Inexpensive, strong, but a bit heavy.
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    I am not sure which exact KMC chain I was running. It did show lots of strectch and seemed to be continuing/ The gold plating wore quickly and it looked worse than just a plain steel chain. The Izumi V chain is actually heavier than the KMC. It is very heavy duty! I have never seen a chain as beefy as this. I can not notice any performance issues about the little extra weight, in fact it seems to be faster but that may be my imagination. I was looking for a chain that would never break and can take 30 miles a day of the most extream trail conditions. That's why I ride a single , a geared bike takes to much maintaining for me.

    I put another 30 miles on the Izumi again today and it does seem to be getting just a liitle smoother. It may just take more miles to break in. I do hope it woks out and I don't want to slam what might be a good product without giving it a fair chance... I'll post back how this works out for other folks to reference. I have not been able to find any reviews online about this chain so if anyone has used one please let us all know.

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    After about 150 miles the chain is now smooth and quite. The clicking noise has gone away. Any remaining noise I attribute to running 1/8 on 3/32 chainring. The only negative thing to say about this chain is it is quite heavy. Hard to say for sure but It feels a little faster in spite of the extra weight. It is very high quality chain.

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    SS Chain...


    CLEAN and lubed...


    I've found that whenever I have to re-lube a chain (long ride, etc) I get some noise until it all gets "pushed out"


    I'm sure you are very thorough, but make sure your chain is clean too
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