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road bike chain - tiagra setup

saunaboysaunaboy Posts: 116
edited February 2011 in Road beginners
Hi all, just a quick one.

I have a Tiagra groupset. Do I have to buy a Shimano 9 speed chain or would any road bike 9 speed chain (SRAM, Campag) do it?



  • Any 9 speed chain would be OK
    Shimano are good - Sram are better (IMO)
    Wipperman, KMC are also receommended
    ... must train harder
  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    9 speed chains are all compatible with all groups.
  • bobonesbobones Posts: 1,199
    Any 9 speed will do. Shimano are a bit of a pain because you need to replace pins when you break the chain. KMC are often recommended as good value, e.g. KMC X9-93 silver/grey comes with reusable quick connection link. Evans stock them and will price match the cheapest online price if you take in a printout of the web page showing basket price inc delivery.
  • danowatdanowat Posts: 2,877
    I knew SRAM were compatible with Shimano, but wasn't aware they are all interchangable, you learn something new everyday 8)
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Shimano chains are pain free if you join them with a KMC missing link.
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