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KMC chain and SLX chainset

WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
edited April 2013 in MTB buying advice
Do you think this chain would be fine with a 10 speed SLX chain set and cassette

Just thinking of buying one as a spare as they are cheap.


  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Yes, but doesn't seem particularly cheap.
  • thelonegrooverthelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    A new Giant Trance X2 comes with an SLX 10 speed chain set and a KMC chain.
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  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    Yes, but doesn't seem particularly cheap.

    Good job you said, I thought it was cheap until I compared it to a Shimano HG94 which I use anyway for only £2 more I'd rather use that.
  • KMC chain over any other chain Everyday!
    they dont always come out Cheap but they are the best, the SL versions suffer stretch a lot quicker then the normal and L versions, but thats the price you pay for Lightweight!
    After all, I am Cornish!
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    It's the exact combo i run and it is excellent.
  • raldatraldat Posts: 242
    Sorry guys, but I ran my first ever KMC chain after all the love here on these forums. Exactly 1 month later and 400km, and the thing was at 0.75 on my chain wear indicator. Wash and lube after every ride. It is now in the bin and a shimano chain fitted. Total garbage and I will never buy another.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Maybe washing and 'lubing' after every ride isn't the right idea.
    Never owned a chain wear indicator, and my chains last a year or two of all condition riding.
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  • on a KMC X9L i have generally been getting 1000mile from them before they hit the .75% stretch, which comes about roughly 14-15 months of riding, i'm also a heavy on the drivetrain type rider too, the SL version i got is wearing a Lot quicker and will prolly only last me half that time, but as the cassette was on its last new chain i'll run it until it dies, as i said before, price you pay for the weight!! All of my chains are cleaned post ride every ride (unless we get any dry dusty trails!!) with white spirit in the chain cleaner and lubed,

    KMC chains are some of the strongest chains you can buy for bikes, they alao Make chains for shimano and many other chain peoples!!
    After all, I am Cornish!
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart! ... 1#16297481
  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    I decided to buy one to give it a go, I did have a KMC chain on one of my other bikes and it seemed to go on forever despite going through some real censored last year.
  • mrmonkfingermrmonkfinger Posts: 1,452
    Never had less than a year out of kmc chains, always found them good value, too.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    KMC all the way for me.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • Papa AdoPapa Ado Posts: 76
    passout wrote:
    KMC all the way for me.

    I can feel the love. KMC loves you too.
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