Suggest me a chain that won't break
Chain not worn, I do use a quick link but they've never failed. And that also means it's not me re-joining it wrong that is the problem.
Chain wear doesn't make it more likely to snap either. It's the inner plates wearing grooves in the pins that is the wear – when chains snap in these cases it's the outer plate coming off the pin.Posted 7 years agotinsyMember
I have used with great succsess Sram, Shimano, Campag (a bike isnt a bike without a bit of campag) and KMC… 1 snapped chain and even then it soldiered on for ages and ages with a new link, until when I finally took it off the bike it pretty much just fell to bits.
Try the campag if your on a budget and turn your MTB into a proper bike in one fail swoop.Posted 7 years ago
rootes, shimano HAD a (slightly fussy) joining link with their 7900 chains, but seem to have stopped using it. IME, it wasn't very reliable and would slightly jump under load.Posted 7 years ago
I'm kind of glad they've gone back to the original pin method.
(a 10s KMC missing link works fine though…)sillyoldmanSubscriber
Use a Shimano (XT upwards – XTR's are worth it, not tried a Yumeya…)
Join with a Powerlink.
As OP says, Sram snap fairly commonly at factory joined links, so not mechanic's error. Not even due to bad chainline/sideloading – I've snapped 3 on my SS.Posted 7 years ago
Never broken a Shimano that's been properly fitted.TandemJeremyMember
I use mid range srams and on the tandem as well and don't break them. Are chain breakages not down to clumsy gear changing? Certainly the only times I have broken them are due to this. If we don't break then on the tandem with both of us jumping on the pedals in granny gear I fail to see how a solo ride could just from the pull.Posted 7 years agoTandemJeremyMember
There is something here I don't understand. If we don't break chains on the tandem with 25 stone of pure power pushing the pedals and using very low granny gears why do solo riders? We blow up freehubs ( shimano and hope) just by the mightyness of our 4 thighs ( some of this may be a tad exagerated)Posted 7 years agoRopeyReignRiderMember
I'm a fairly large chap (220lbs) and the bestest ever chains for me are KMC.
(I once had to single-speed my reign around CYB in a very tough gear after my mech got smashed off)
..must have been quite tough on it as it had to cope with the chain growth from the suspension trying to stretch it as well as my lumbering pedal strokes.. has lasted ages tooPosted 7 years ago
Julians I doff my cap to your superior chainbreakyness. My last 3 chains I think broke due to being used on iced up cassettes and rings in deep snow. The ice on the teeth was probably forcing the plates apart or flexing them in a manner in which they are not designed for.Posted 7 years ago
TJ I can't explain the mechanics why a solo rider would break more chains. It may be to do with the force applied at a single point during the drive train or maybe the amount of links under tension share the load out.PictoMember
Managed to snap a few on road bike and mountain bike. Not snapped my single speed yet.
I acquired a chain wear tool and measure my chains regularly and replace when they stretch. Saves wearing out chainrings and cassetes and hopefully saves me snapping chains. Though I end up swapping chains before I would have done before using it.Posted 7 years ago
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