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What chain do I need?

PJ77PJ77 Posts: 22
edited May 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hi,

Bit of advice needed....

Will be running an SLX double chainset and SRAM X9 rear mech with a shimano 10speed so 2x10 - looking at the KMC X10 but I see a few options? Silver/grey X10.93 - grey/grey X10.73 - X10SL?

What of the above would suit/work?

Thanks
Pete

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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Any 10 speed chain will work.
  • PJ77PJ77 Posts: 22
    112,114 or 116 links??

    Thanks again!
    Pete
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    However many you need for your bike. You'll have to size it and 99% sure shorten it. I've never taken less than four links off so chances are all will be long enough.
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  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Go for the x10-93 kmc chain used many of these for last few years, very durable and last well if cleaned regularly.

    Or if you like light weight go for the super light in gold for a bit of bike pimping.
  • PJ77PJ77 Posts: 22
    Cheers I've gone for the X10.93!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    swod1 wrote:
    Go for the x10-93 kmc chain used many of these for last few years, very durable and last well if cleaned regularly.

    Or if you like light weight go for the super light in gold for a bit of bike pimping.
    Not sure how using many in a few years adds up to durable?

    OK you may ride a lot, or may barely ride at all, but I often get 2500miles from a chain.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    The Rookie wrote:
    Not sure how using many in a few years adds up to durable?

    OK you may ride a lot, or may barely ride at all, but I often get 2500miles from a chain.

    This is on a few bikes I've had and ones put on friends bikes they have lasted well.
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