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    Best SS Chain ??

    So what is the best quality, best performing SS chain out there ? Looking at a Sram Nickel plated or a Wippurman - but neither got good reviews on here.....

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    This question gets asked about every two weeks, scroll through a few pages or search "chain" in the SS forum. SRAM and KMC get the most votes, if I remember correctly.
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    KMCtimes infinity plus one

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    KMC Z410 on a SS Mountain and a fixed gear track bike. No problems whatsoever... and the one on the SS is red.

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    KMC Z / SRAM PC-1 take your pick
    Truth is most SS chains are like battleships compared to 9sp so don't worry too much.
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    KMC-Z...in purple, to match the purple Profile chainwheel of course.

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    Thanks all - going for the nickel plated Sram - if they both work well then it's down to looks.....and a purple chain is a bridge too far for me !

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    Picked up the SRAM PC870 about two weeks ago. It appears to be working well so far.

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    I am a huge fan of SRAM chains on my geared bikes - but the PC-1 lasted about 6 weeks on my SS. The bushings disintegrated while on a ride. Replaced with the KMC 410 (what the bike came with, that lasted over a year...) and it was a huge improvement. Strange - I have heard that KMC makes Shimano's chains, and they don't hold up or shift for me well at all, except for Dura-Ace on the road. Just my experience - If you have 3/32" sprockets and cogs, hope the 870 works for you!
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    bell chain from walmart $5
    kept dropping the sram replaced it with the bell and have had no problems since.

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    Well, I owned a PC-1 and it lasted just 5 rides. No matter how many times I cleaned/lubed it the chain links would just seize. Not sure if it was the nickel version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTV
    Thanks all - going for the nickel plated Sram - if they both work well then it's down to looks.....and a purple chain is a bridge too far for me !

    If purple's too much, It comes in pink too and black, silver, blue and red.

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