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    New question here. Chain Advice

    Just bought a new 2009 GF RIG (Clearance).... on my maiden voyage Saturday going up a hill I popped a chain...any advice on purchasing a better chain..the bike shop suggested a Sram PC-1 chain...??? I just dont want it to happen again and loose my family jewels...

    Loved the bike and SS ROCKS...

    THX

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    If the chain broke on your first ride, I think the bike shop should be buying you a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockroach
    If the chain broke on your first ride, I think the bike shop should be buying you a new one.
    I agree with cockroach.

    BUT

    I run SRAM 8 speed chains, usually the cheapest I can find (the 850 I believe).

    I've got some riding buddies that are getting a lot of life out of KMC 610 chains.

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    Get an 8-speed chain. I use cheap SRAM 8-spd chains... they work great.

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    Yea the bike shop has ordered a new chain...they actually put a link in after the ride. Luckily I did not loose the pin on the trail and was able to fix it with some needle nose.
    Yea I have been looking at the KMC chains as well...I just want something durable and will not break..
    Thanks for the advice.
    Jason

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    I too use the Shram 8 speed chain with no issues.

    If you are worried about it breaking get one of these

    http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/i...ource=googleps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Get an 8-speed chain. I use cheap SRAM 8-spd chains... they work great.

    --sParty
    agreed......been doing so for years! I think its the PC-850

    may have been the PC-58 years ago.....

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    go pc-850 don't worry, be happy.

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    While you're down there, I'd check that the chainline is spot on.

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    I am a KMC 610 fan, a relatively inexpensive high quality chain that still utilizes a traditional master link. However, while I have several online sources and tend to keep a couple spares in my toolbox, you might be out of luck if you are looking for one in a LBS. Personally, the Sram PC-1 chain would be my last choice. If for some reason I could no longer run the KMC 610, I would run a Sram 8-speed chain of some sort. They have a great reputation for reliability and can be found anywhere.

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    usually if a chain breaks like that is an installation error. the pin could have been un-center or many other thing. its easy to install a chain incorrectly.
    if your really worried pm me and ill get you a kmc 810sl chain (hollow pins&plates)

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