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new chain required soon!

okeydokey79okeydokey79 Posts: 89
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
I'm looking at buying a new chain before the wear on my new bike chain becomes into the .75% not near yet but want be ready, the bike is a forme 10sp 105, can some 1 point me in the direction of the best place/price to get a new 1 from?i keep looking but unsure what price and chain. is it only kmc that do the chain that doesnt require tool to take off?

thanks for you help



  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    I like KMC - and get good mileage for them. But, like tyres, I am sure someone will pop up and say "KMC chains are rubbish and last only 12.59 miles".

    I tend to use X10-L, but sometimes X10-93s

    Look around the 'bay and you'll see them at very reasonable prices from various bike shops. (though just looking on Wiggle and they have X10-L with 30% off - might stock up for the year!).

    The KMC quicklink thing works very well - easy to do up and easy enough to undo (can be done with hands, but it is easier with pliers (if you clean your chain often, it is worth buying proper quicklink pliers)).
  • cheers marcus thats looks a good price so may get 1 ready.
  • DougallDougall Posts: 49
    +1 for KMC X10
    Got them on both my bikes & had no probs with it & lasts for ages.
    Piece of p1ss to fit too.

    Might need to check Wiggle & stock up meself
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Having looked at that X10-L price (a good 2 or 3 quid cheaper than I have seen them before), I had to order a few for stock! Cheaper than 93s at that price.
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Oh - and for pliers: ... iers-mlp-1

    As I said, they're not essential - and you can open the links without tools or with basic pliers - but these make it super-easy (which then encourages me to pop the chain off more often and clean it properly!). You can pick them up for about £15.
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    KMC for ease of use but i've never had an issue with Shimano, then again KMC make Shimano.
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