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    SRAM PC 89R Hollow OK for MTB's?

    SRAM says that PC89's are for road bikes, PC 99's for MTB's. However, I want to try an PC 89 R Hollowpin on my MTB as I only weigh 130lbs, and I can't see myself breaking it, even though the gearing is lower (and therefore torque higher) at 22/27.

    Anyone using a PC89R on their MTB? Thanks!

    (weight saving is 10-15g versus a PC99).

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    No Problem.....

    Quote Originally Posted by bernithebiker
    SRAM says that PC89's are for road bikes, PC 99's for MTB's. However, I want to try an PC 89 R Hollowpin on my MTB as I only weigh 130lbs, and I can't see myself breaking it, even though the gearing is lower (and therefore torque higher) at 22/27.

    Anyone using a PC89R on their MTB? Thanks!

    (weight saving is 10-15g versus a PC99).

    I weigh 175-180 and have been know to mash on the pedals pretty hard and have had no issues what so ever (been using it for over a year). I have the highend chain checker from Park Tools and the stretch on the chain has been almost nil.


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    BTW my 106 link PC89R hollow pin chain weighs about 253 grams...
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    I'm a smooth shifting 130lbs rider...

    No poblems at all with mine!

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    I weigh about 200 w/ clothes and gear, and had a 89 on my bike for a while (bought it by accident). It never broke, but wore out incredibly fast.

    With your weight you'll be all set, just make sure to check its length for wear time-to-time.
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    I guess, but the PC99 hollow pin is the exact same weight as shimanos CN7701 (xtr/dura ace). I find the shimano chain to be much more durable and longer lasting. Just use the shimano pin correctly and you are golden. The best part is that the PC99 retails for about $50, while the CN7701 retails for about $30.
    I know in my heart that Ellsworth bikes are more durable by as much as double. AND they are all lighter...Tony Ellsworth

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    Anybody tried Connex stainless?

    I'm wondering about durability, since I just got the new XTR crank and am thinking about an XTR cassette in the rear and want the longest lasting chain I can get, since it will reduce wear on the expensive drivetrain components. Which chain will have the least stretch (or affect the cogs/rings the least)?

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    PC-99 Hollow

    www.jensonusa.com has the SRAM PC-99 Hollowpin for ~$32.

    I love SRAM chains primarily because of the ease of removing for cleaning by way of the Powerlink.

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    I had one incident, which led to another incident, but now I'm A-OK w/o any other issues. The first mistake I made (not so much the chain's fault) was when my bike tried to chain suck. I noticed it falling off of the top cog in the rear, so I upshifted to try and save it before I had to stop to fix it. Doing this crossed up the chain real bad and broke one of the links, not all the way through though. Just from those holes in the side plates. I got home and tried to fix it conventionally with a chain breaker, and on the next ride that link broke. Pulled the side plate off of the pin. I went to the LBS like I should've in the first place and got another powerlink. Haven't had any issues since.

    The area in red is what broke out. I consider this a freak occurance...
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    the pc89-r was the fastest wearing chain i ever tried!
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    I broke the non-HP only when it was it's last day of duty, last race of the season. It had been skipping ever so slightly before that. It didn't break on teh hole, but ripped off the pin.
    Otherwise, the best-shifting chain I've ever used with a 12-27 cassette.
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    No problems for me after 1.5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20.100 FR
    No problems for me after 1.5 years.
    No one should use a chain for 1.5 years.
    I know in my heart that Ellsworth bikes are more durable by as much as double. AND they are all lighter...Tony Ellsworth

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    i didn't say it was the same chain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jm.
    No one should use a chain for 1.5 years.
    i cant use a chain for more than two months but thats depends on how many miles do you ride and in what conditions.
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