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    Ybn ti chain weight

    Why aren't these ti chains lighter?
    Ti is usually approx 60% of steel but all the ti chains I have seen are only around 30ish grams lighter!?
    Are they part steel?
    Also they boast to last twice as long- I can't see how they could
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    Sounds like a Ti-Nitride surface treatment on steel.

    Looked it up, and it says Ti rollers with steel plates and pins. Seen weight as low as 210g (hollow pin SLA version).
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    No they definitely have ti in them or they wouldn't be 30gms lighter.
    Also they cost a fortune - around $200
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    Sorry missed your last post!
    If only the rollers are ti when what a rip off!
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    And they don't last AT ALL! I had a rebranded one from KCNC years ago. On it's 1st ride, I broke the chain 4 times before I gave up. And no, I'm not hard on chains. I've been riding the KMC X11SL for about 6 years now and I've NEVER broken on.

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    Hollow pin, holes in the plates, aggressive chamfering... I suppose Ti rollers was a predictable next step in weakening the chain in the pursuit of lower weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownCivic View Post
    And they don't last AT ALL! I had a rebranded one from KCNC years ago. On it's 1st ride, I broke the chain 4 times before I gave up. And no, I'm not hard on chains. I've been riding the KMC X11SL for about 6 years now and I've NEVER broken on.
    Did you carry enough missing links to do 4 repairs or did you use a splitter? If it's the latter im not surprised it broke

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownCivic View Post
    And they don't last AT ALL! I had a rebranded one from KCNC years ago. On it's 1st ride, I broke the chain 4 times before I gave up. And no, I'm not hard on chains. I've been riding the KMC X11SL for about 6 years now and I've NEVER broken on.
    I don't agree at all. I have been running these chains exclusively for 3 years. Never broken any of them. In fact, the wear has been phenomenal. Maybe your rebranded one was inferior for some reason. My brother runs one as well. Sorry you had a bad experience, but mine has been great.

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    The 1st 2 failures were corrected with missing links. Then I was just trying to get off the trail. Didn't succeed. And the last 2 failures did not occur where I had previously repaired without a missing link.

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    Another option is the PYC 11SL chain, costs around 25% of a Yaban and at the same number of links it was only about 1g heavier.
    Can't make any promises but no issues at all for me, and at that price it could be worth a try.

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