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    Road Chain -vs- Mountain Chain

    I did a full drivetrain replacement. XT Cog 11/34 XT middle/Small rings and cables and chain. The LBS was hot on the hollow pin sram chain so I thought I would give it a try. Got home and noticed the chain was a road chain. I think the # is PC-89R. I called the shop and they said it would be fine I am worried this thing might snap well into a good ride. Should I take it back or is this A-OK?

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    Ive had a campag road chain on my hardtail for 8months with no problems at all - no breaks or slips to date.

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    FWIW, a weight-weenie buddy of mine tried the same chain and broke it. Before it broke, it never shifted that well.

    If JayEm doesn't chime in, PM him. He knows the strongest, best shifting Shimano 9-speed chain out there (might actually be a bmx chain), but I don't recall the exact model number (I'm still an 8-spd dinosaur).
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    road specific chains such as the 89-r tend to be a bit on the lighter duty side of things but will work. for how long is a matter of rider weight and torque produced, mostly. the inner measurments do not differ from road to mtb. shimano chains are dual duty... xtr is the same part # as dura ace, xt is ultegra and so on. hope this helps a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo
    FWIW, a weight-weenie buddy of mine tried the same chain and broke it. Before it broke, it never shifted that well.

    If JayEm doesn't chime in, PM him. He knows the strongest, best shifting Shimano 9-speed chain out there (might actually be a bmx chain), but I don't recall the exact model number (I'm still an 8-spd dinosaur).
    I am having trouble with the shift's too. Seems to have a "click" sound in the low gear. (big ring rear).

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    That hollowpin SRAM chain is the only SRAM chain I ever managed to break. It definatelly holds up better than any Shimano I've run, but it isn't up to par with the rest of SRAM chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    That hollowpin SRAM chain is the only SRAM chain I ever managed to break. It definatelly holds up better than any Shimano I've run, but it isn't up to par with the rest of SRAM chains.

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