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Which Chain to get

banditvicbanditvic Posts: 511
edited June 2011 in Road buying advice
Looking to get a couple of chains 10 speed any recommendations?
Ribble are doing the KMC X10 (X10.93) for about £17which seems good.

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  • jswbajswba Posts: 491
    I wouldn't look any further.
  • matt5311matt5311 Posts: 29
    what he said
  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    What they said. 8)
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    wot almost all of them said
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  • SlackSlack Posts: 326
    CRC are selling Mavic chains at a good price - have ridden one for 2000 plus miles on Shimano running gear without issue.
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Bought a Wipperman chain for my old Ultegra groupset - no complaints and a good deal from Rutland
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  • twotyredtwotyred Posts: 822
    Damn that's a good price. Just bought a couple of those chains £22 each :cry:

    They're what I usually use and can be recommended.
  • ChrisSAChrisSA Posts: 630
    +1 KMC
  • banditvicbanditvic Posts: 511
    Thanks for the input just purchased from ribble.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,666
    i'm looking at a new chain in the next couple of weeks. the problem is i'll be changing from 52/36 to 50/34 for the marmotte then back again. will i need two different chains for this or is it easy enough and ok to add links back in?
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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    yup but you'll need two powerlinks
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  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    edited June 2011
    Just bought my 2nd KMC X10SL in gold for 27.00 on Ebay.
  • KMC X10 SL is the best chain I've found. Smooth, Quiet, and lasts very well.
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  • Ron StuartRon Stuart Posts: 1,242
    KMC
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    KMC are best in every way in my expereince
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    KMC, then Sram, then all the others like Wipperman, Mavic ect. Then Shimano somewhere down the line.
    And now you know, and knowing is half the battle
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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Campagnolo
  • Father JackFather Jack Posts: 3,508
    yeah my campag chain lasted ages, compared to connex which lasted half as long, hope this KMC lasts longer than the connex
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  • russellorussello Posts: 102
    Need to replace a Shimano HG73 chain. Running the chain on a 9 speed Tiagra compact double.

    Would there be amy compatibility problems with replacing with a KMC (due shimano hyperglide narrow width?)

    Looking at KMC X9 93, or KMC X9 Light?

    Thanks....
  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    As long as it's a 9 speed chain it'll work.

    I'd say get whichever is cheaper, unless the few grams difference is worth it.
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  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    I use a KMC chain on shimano. When I changed from a shimano chain the noise & shifting improved instantly. Unless the description says otherwise (eg it's cmapag specific or something) and it's the right speed (eg 9 or10 speed), you'll be fine.
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  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    Just bought my 2nd KMC X10SL in gold for 27.00 on Ebay.

    Was that from Taiwan? I have just done the same, took a little while to arrive but they are £55 from CRC. I previously had the X10SL sliver which was excellent and much better the the DA chain I had prior to that.
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