SRAM PC-1 Nickel Singlespeed Chain- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    86

    SRAM PC-1 Nickel Singlespeed Chain

    Any opinions on this "singlespeed specific" chain from SRAM? It's only $10 at Performance: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=431#

    Wondering if this will offer equivalent performance as an 8-spd SRAM chain.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: scanjok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    379
    Quote Originally Posted by tingj
    Any opinions on this "singlespeed specific" chain from SRAM? It's only $10 at Performance: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=431#

    Wondering if this will offer equivalent performance as an 8-spd SRAM chain.

    Thanks.
    I used it a bunch cuz they were cheap but had them pop off a few times, I think cuz it is wider than most chains. I now use the the PC58 had no problems, I have not tried the more expensive chains and I usually buy a few of the PC58's when they are on sale.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    86
    My bad. I should have searched the forum before I posted. Anyways, it seems the consensus is that the PC-1 is a cheap, heavy chain that doesn't work as well as the PC-58. Based on what I just read, I am going to pass on the PC-1 and fork out the extra $ for an 8-spd chain.

    Thanks.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: noslogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,615

    I like the chain

    Five 24 hr races, 30 laps? and Sat. and Sun. rides and only ONE chain pop. 1500+ miles.
    I like the chain.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pacman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,931

    See Nashbar

    Quote Originally Posted by tingj
    My bad. I should have searched the forum before I posted. Anyways, it seems the consensus is that the PC-1 is a cheap, heavy chain that doesn't work as well as the PC-58. Based on what I just read, I am going to pass on the PC-1 and fork out the extra $ for an 8-spd chain.

    Thanks.
    The PC-1 is a dog, but the PC-7X (discontinued ) was great - never broke.
    You don't need to fork out extra money for $6.95 you get a KMC Z510 at Nashbar.

  6. #6
    cut like the fog.
    Reputation: bones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    357

    it's a POS

    Quote Originally Posted by tingj
    Any opinions on this "singlespeed specific" chain from SRAM? It's only $10 at Performance: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...estore_ID=431#

    Wondering if this will offer equivalent performance as an 8-spd SRAM chain.

    Thanks.
    I had terrible chain drop with it, and yes my chainline was perfect. I switched to a PC-68 and haven't had a breakage or problem since. The price doesn't make the PC-1 worth the hassel.

    b.


  7. #7
    Cubicle Fugitive
    Reputation: czardonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    162
    No problems here. I've never had one break, nor any issues with chain drop and I rarely do more than eyeball my chainline. Currently running two on 3/32" cogs and chainwheels.

    I guess I better knock on wood, as it seems this chain has earned a lot of enemies. I'm not sure I understand what the exact issues are though. . .

  8. #8
    Not because I'm fast.....
    Reputation: 2farfwd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    748
    [QUOTE=pacman]The PC-1 is a dog, but the PC-7X (discontinued ) was great - never broke.QUOTE]

    Do a search on Ebay...I have a new PC-7X I just put up on auction. Sorry for the spam.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: PinsNeedles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    687

    I'm another one

    that has had problems with chain drop and stretching with a PC-1, I would try the PC-58 as per my team mechanic.
    I just bought a gold KMC to try today for 10 bux...I like gold.
    ' Bend's dirtiest Acupuncturist '

    bendoregonsinglespeeders

    teamwebcyclery

  10. #10
    industry employee
    Reputation: mtbzone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    290

    The PC-1 is a 1/8" chain, not 3/32"

    The Sram PC-1 chain has 1/2" x 1/8" links...it's made for single speed BMX bikes with 1/8" chainwheel/freewheel. If your running a 3/32" drivetrain then you'd be better off to use a 3/32" chain.

    mike

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    86
    Thanks for the input. I am going with a 8-spd chain.

    Anybody know the differences between the PC-58 and PC-68? They are both on sale right now and I am going to pickup a half a dozen. Just wondering if there was a compelling reason the spend the extra $$ for th PC-68. Right now the price difference is not that much.

    Regards,
    Jess

  12. #12
    industry employee
    Reputation: mtbzone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    290

    here's some info...

    The PC-58 is a double peened (the way they press the pin to make the plate stay on) and the PC-68 (used to be the PC-61) is quad-peened which gives the PC-68 better side load stength. Be aware that with the PC-68 you will need to carry a 8sp Sram Powerlink connector with you because you cannot press the quad-peened pin back in with a chain tool.

    mike
    Last edited by mtbzone; 08-11-2005 at 09:17 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Homer Jersey - UPDATE (Design, Sizing & Ordering)
    By CrashTheDOG in forum Turner
    Replies: 156
    Last Post: 08-10-2006, 02:00 AM
  2. Mountain Bike Gear Ratio Calculator V4.0
    By FireDog46 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-29-2004, 11:57 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.