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    What Chain?

    What chain has the best durability? I heard the KMC chains where nice.

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    SRAM 8 Speed chains (830/850/870) have a very good track record - strong, light, and priced right.

    I've heard good and bad things bout KMC chains, but I've never used any of their nicer stuff. If you want something thats stronger and more durable than you'd ever need, get a track racing chain (Izumi super toughness eg), or just stick with the SRAM chains that work perfectly.


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    KMC chains are great durability wise but heavy. I rode one on my ss for a while (now have a sram 991 with no issues for a few months) and one on my fixie for a while now too without any problems.

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    no way to know what chain is best in any regard...having said that, i personally recommend the KMC Z610HX if you are running a standard 3/32" setup and not BMX 1/8"

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    I was running a Sram PC-1, very beefy chain.

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    i have an izumi black and gold track chain. looks the part and that thing aint snappin any time soon! dont know how it compares to others weight wise, but probably badly..

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    Kmc

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    Ran a KMC 710SL for a few years with no issues and just switched to the KMC 810. The 810 is heavier but more durable

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    i miss the sram PC 7X......
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    I run some cheap $10 KMC on my fixed road bike and a Shimano 8-sp on my Monocog. No issues with either thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    i miss the sram PC 7X......
    Don't cry my friend, you can still pick them up on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KQ9ZAE"> Amazon </a>; they're even on sale..
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    Don't cry my friend, you can still pick them up on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KQ9ZAE"> Amazon </a>; they're even on sale..
    omg....omg....omg....omg....omg....omg....omg....o mg....omg....omg....omg....crap...think i just peed a little......


    just ordered 2....THANKS
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    SRAM 8-speed works pretty good, and some models are under $20.
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