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    lightweight chain?

    Any suggestions for a lightweight chain?
    i have a Sram PC991 hollowpin and like it. Any thoughts on the KMC x9 Sl in bling bling gold?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by reebert
    Any suggestions for a lightweight chain?
    i have a Sram PC991 hollowpin and like it. Any thoughts on the KMC x9 Sl in bling bling gold?
    thanks
    The kmc chain you mention is the one to use I think (gold or silver). Not sure personally how it compares to the sram - seems like i've read of some complaints about the sram.

    I would say I replace the kmc twice a year though to be on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reebert
    Any suggestions for a lightweight chain?
    i have a Sram PC991 hollowpin and like it. Any thoughts on the KMC x9 Sl in bling bling gold?
    thanks

    I ripped my KMC 9 SL coated chain apart within 1/2 mile of trail riding. IMO its too light. Stick with either the XTR chain or SRAM 991.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reebert
    Any suggestions for a lightweight chain?
    i have a Sram PC991 hollowpin and like it. Any thoughts on the KMC x9 Sl in bling bling gold?
    thanks
    KMC X9-SL is the lightest and strongest 9-speed chain I have ever used/tried. I have broke countless SRAM PC-99 chains and XTR/DA from Shimano.

    The gold version is not lighter. Just IMO a bit better shifting wise, but mainly on the road.

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    Ive been using a KMC X9 SL for months - im a clyde and its been great! Try one.

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    I've been using the X10SL for over a year now, and never broke one. I like to grind in the big ring on climbs, and I weigh 87kg. However, I do not crank on the pedals when shifting.

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    The only time I've broken these chains (by spliting the plates apart on a front ring) was when I had a poor chain line PLUS brutal/bad shifting technics.

    But iirc they may have had some stretch issues in the past. Also if you don't lube your chain it will break a lot easier.

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