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    My KMC x9.99 chain is a pig

    Picked up a KMC chain for my chinese carbon HT build, claimed chain weight is 229g. After cutting about 5-6 links off, it weighed it at 273! C'mon KMC. My sram 951 chain was only 6 grams heavier!

    I know it's less than 50 grams, but that 19% over the advertised weight. Gimme a break.

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    I seriously doubt that's the claimed weight for the x9.99 considering the claimed weight for the more expensive X9SL is 265g.

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    I don't see a claimed weight on the KMC site in the US. Where did you see it?

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    Jenson and Treefort both list the claimed weight as 229. I just checked some other sites now though, and saw 291 and 300.
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    If you bought from Jenson, I'd bring that to their attention. You might even get someting out of it.

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    I also saw that 229g weight out there before I bought my recent KMC 9.99. I knew it must be some kind of misprint because the ultralight 10 speed chains weigh more.

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    soooo, what did you end up with? just used that chain, or bought something else?

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    If it is too good to be true, chances are its not true. $25 buck chain that is lighter than the top of the line SL chains? I wouldn't take those chances.

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