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    Intro & a question

    First off, I don't have a big glorious well sculped beard or drink IPA of the purists.

    I have been riding SS for probably 6 months now, and absolutely love the change. So much that my beloved $6000 Santa Cruz Tallboy C that is once again plagued with shifting bugs, has been in hibernation for a good 3 months.

    My first SS was a Soul Cycle Dillinger (raw) which I sold a couple weeks ago after scoring a used Salsa Selma Scandium/Carbon which has been all that and a bag of chips to me! I custom painted (with leftovers) the Reba fork and the Noir crankset to near match of the frame. It sits at 19.

    Now for my Question: When I first started SS, I was concerned about chain strength so I bought a KMC K810SL-Ti which was plenty stiff. As I got stronger and fine tuned gearing for the terrain, I changed cogs, and replaced the chain to a SRAM PC-1. Last night before the ride this morning I changed it back to the KMC and the bike pedal slower, but with less lag than the PC-1. The PC-1 felt like it pedaled easier. The tensions I used were pretty much identical.

    Is this common? What is the best light strong chain to use for SS. Something that doesn't have a lot of "sponginess" or is going to continually stretch? Looking for some assistance. Thanks All!

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    Um, PC48? Haven't broken a one in over 13 yrs (knocks on wood).
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    You can use any 8/9 sp chain, if you've got 3/32 ring/cog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    You can use any 8/9 sp chain, if you've got 3/32 ring/cog.
    Especially if he is looking for the best light strong chain for SS.

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    i run a PC-7X track chain (SRAM)....

    but then again my ring/cog are 1/8"...

    PC-7X chain will last me a season when the PC-1 lasts about 6 rides...
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    These work great, much higher quality than a PC-1 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat View Post
    These work great, much higher quality than a PC-1 also.

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