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    I'm on my first singlespeed and have never replaced the chain. Looking for a quality ss chain preferably with a quick link. Any suggestions? thanks
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    You don't need a single speed chain. Frequently they are a heavier, and lower quality. A lot of people on here, me included, are running the SRAM PC-58 / PC-870.

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    How long is the pc-58 or pc-870 compared to a single speed chain?
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    How long? Long enough. Longer than you need it to be.

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    And you'll need a chain tool to cut it to the right length, whatever chain you use.

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    yeah just was wondering if its too long and i need a tool to cut it down. Thanks.
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    Keeping a piece of the extra chain (and a chain tool) with you during rides is not a bad idea, just in case you have some serious chain problem.

    It does happen that a chain fails ... especially at a joint that you just made ...

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    I'll also mention, any modern, good quality chain shouldn't be rejoined by simply pushing the pin back in. If you're using a Shimano chain, then you need to use a replacement pin, and most of the other brands use some sort of quick link. Use them, or you'll create a serious weak point in your chain.

    I also carry a couple extra links and a Powerlink in my pack along with the chain tool which is on my multi-tool.

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    I'm getting good mileage from the KMC Z610HX DropBuster (3/32"). It has lasted much longer than the Z410s. KMC's come with a quick link.

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    KMC bmx chains

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