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What to look for in a new chain

scoiscoi Posts: 103
edited July 2016 in MTB workshop & tech
I've never bought a new chain so I'm not sure what to look for.

Is a £5 one that much worse than a £50 one? Is it just a matter of the weight or is smooth shifting, reliability etc other things to consider?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Generally weight, but also design.

    Get a KMC, whatever you can afford.
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  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,177
    Corrosion resistance as well, a £5 chain might rust at the first sign of rain.
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  • mattyfezmattyfez Posts: 638
    Yeh just get a suitable Kmc 'x' chain in the right speed/size, x9, x10 etc.

    About £10 - £15

    Also worth looking up how to fit one as you'll probably have to remove a few links for your particular bike, they generally come a bit long, so they can be shortened to fit most set ups, or count how many links your current chain has, and shorten accordingly.
  • kiniookinioo Posts: 776
    cooldad wrote:
    Generally weight, but also design.

    Get a KMC, whatever you can afford.

    Yep, KMC all the way plus quick links - sorted !
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