Eurobike 2016: KMC Producing Ebike Sprockets

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September 13, 2016

You might not expect much new from a bicycle chain manufacturer, but KMC had one big surprise for us when we dropped by their Eurobike stand: sprockets! To be precise, ebike sprockets. Direct your peepers downward to find out more.

Eurobike 2016 - KMC
Following on from KMC’s ebike specific chains, these are ebike specific sprockets.
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
They were blue on the stand just to draw attention to the fact KMC are now making them. Production ones will be black, and made of chromoly.
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
They’re being made because specced up ebike chains were apparently resulting in higher wear on standard drivetrain components.
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
Above is the old X11.93, below the new one. As well as a black instead of grey finish on the inner plates, the new one is machined slightly differently…
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
… it’s difficult to see without a macro lens or your naked eye, but the newer version has extra chamfers and ramps on the edges to improve shifting.
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
New half black X11.93
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
This is KMCs new Blacktech chain. They describe it as a “diamond-like” coating, and say it massively reduces abrasive wear.
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
This is the top of the range DLC chain, for 11 speed road, CX and MTB. Available in eight different colours!
Eurobike 2016 - KMC
Bike jewellery!

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