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    Weight Weenie S.S. chain, ?

    It's time to replace my chain as I have a new cog and a new chain ring on the way.
    What's a weight weenie s.s. chain out there?

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    Interesting question I've searched and never found any reasonably light wider chains (3/16 or 1/8). The lighter 7-9 gear chains is an alternative if they fit your cog and ring. Last time I looked I ended up with YBN SL 901 at 255g or KMC X9 SL at 242g as alternatives. Still haven't bought any of them, but if I find a good half link to go with them it might be something for when the ice and snow is gone

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    look into some bmx chains... not sure if there are any crazy light ones out there but the bmx crowd (including myself) are suprisingly big weight weenies.... hope it helps

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    Could not just leave this subject

    Apparently YBN are doing a light Track chain called SL410 in 1/8", no weights...
    http://www.yaban.com/Process?tag=pro...prod_key=74878

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    I'm all for light bikes, but the chain is THE one part of a bike I don't want to mess with. There are plenty of tough chains that are sorta light.

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    While I'm a total weight weenie but when single speeding I stretched the snot out of little chains and had to constantly adjust them after every couple of rides. I never broke one but there was always the chance. I went to the KMC Z710 SL Superlight Kool chain, I guess its light for a 1/8 chain, and have not had to adjust my chain since I put it on a few months ago. When it comes to chains heavier and dependable is OK for me.

    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...Kool-Chain.htm

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    gates carbon belt.Light and smooth like land o'lakes.

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    most bmx guys swear by this chain: http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...0-HX-Chain.htm

    not terribly light, but it's not over-built and it's definitely strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2times
    It's time to replace my chain as I have a new cog and a new chain ring on the way.
    What's a weight weenie s.s. chain out there?
    Everyone seems to think you want a 1/8" chain. If you do the Z710 SL is a pretty light; I got one in nitrite gold that is pretty cool. If OTOH you want 3/32 the whole world is open to you. KMC makes a Z610 SL, like the 710 but in 3/32. Also all 8-9-10 speed chains are all 3/32 so the KMC X10SL is pretty darn light..
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeylessChuck
    I'm all for light bikes, but the chain is THE one part of a bike I don't want to mess with. There are plenty of tough chains that are sorta light.
    +1. Lots of 'safer' places to save weight.

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    Technically you can run one of the 9 and 10 speed chains to save the most weight.

    KMC will soon have the K810SL available stateside which has the weight of an 8speed chain but tons of strength.

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    I would recommend a 710sl by KMC for a full SS set-up. I run one on my street/dj ride, and it has been SOLID. It is VERY VERY popular amoungst the BMX crowd for a good reason, its reasonably light, and if installed correctly very strong.

    IMO, a chain is the last part I want breaking on me. I hate nutting myself on my stem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverBullet
    gates carbon belt.Light and smooth like land o'lakes.
    Damn straight!
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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