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    anyone use the Shadow Conspiracy chain??

    Its a bmx chain based on halflinks. Fits 1/8 and 3/32 inch. Might be useful For running a chain without a tensioner on a SS with vertical dropouts.

    www.theshadowconspiracy.com

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    For 30 bucks, and the thought of never breaking a chain...looks cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hu-man
    Its a bmx chain based on halflinks. Fits 1/8 and 3/32 inch. Might be useful For running a chain without a tensioner on a SS with vertical dropouts.

    www.theshadowconspiracy.com

    I use one myself. I have my Redline Monocog built like a BMX bike, but use it on the trails. I guess you can call it my "Tribute to Old BMX'ers Who Now Like Riding Mountain Bikes". Anyway, a lot of the BMX stuff is compatible, which is why I use it. It's very easy to come by, they have a lot better looking cranks and chainrings, and their stuff is damn near bulletproof...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Rempe
    I use one myself. I have my Redline Monocog built like a BMX bike, but use it on the trails. I guess you can call it my "Tribute to Old BMX'ers Who Now Like Riding Mountain Bikes". Anyway, a lot of the BMX stuff is compatible, which is why I use it. It's very easy to come by, they have a lot better looking cranks and chainrings, and their stuff is damn near bulletproof...
    Amen.

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    my sources tell me it's heavier, uglier (arguably), and no stronger than a normal chain.

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    yeah, i've read of a few people braking them quickly. they do look cool, though, and for some, that's what really matters.

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    I ride 20" in parks and I also SS. The shadow chain was designed for the micro drives the bmx'ers are running today. Such as 25/9...the halflink allows for more chainwrap on the small driver in the back. This reduces the strain applied to each individual link, thus reducing chain failure. So I don't think it would be any stronger in a normal application where there is plenty of chainwrap. I run a 36/13 on my 20" the few grams that I would save w/ a 25/9 are not worth the possiblity of the chain breaking at speed.

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