10 speed chain recommendations?
Connex, they’re probably the best chains, and they definitely have the best quick links.Posted 4 years agodiscoduckMember
I asked this a couple of months ago and the Masses said KMC and they were right, so far so good ! It wasn’t a top of the range on either more like their mid range one, I very nearly bought X2 and kept one clean and lubed ready to swap out,
Maybe next time ?Posted 4 years ago
But yes trust the masses,d3fm3chMember
This seems like the most cost effective KMC? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kmc-x10-el-silver-10-speed-chain/Posted 4 years agodiscoduckMember
You’ve obviously not used a KMC Missing Link on a KMC chain then ?
Or am I reading your post wrong ?Posted 4 years ago
You’ve obviously not used enough brands of chain because a chain is not just a chain, and they do exactly the same job ? They’re just made differently, quality, tolerances, material etc !matt22Member
I just got my chain and cassette from Rose bikes, cheapest I found it and got a suprise free bowl, very random suprise.
KMC make millions of chains I imagine they make shimano and sram chains. I’m on my 2nd one and can really recommend them as there the lightest I’ve seen and held. You dont really need them but I got the power link spliter and connector tools from superstar pretty cheapPosted 4 years agogavstorieMember
Sram 1050 – £12.. discounted from £32Posted 4 years agoesher shoreMember
KMC make 2 million chains a DAY
they make chains for many “other brands” in the bike industry
they also make many chains for heavy industry and machinery
its safe to say they ‘know something’ about making chains
just bought a KMC X10-SL for £25 for rebuilding my 29’er, last one lasted since Jan 2012 so no complaints here..Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
KMC by miles.
SRAM chains snap easily and 10 speed power links can’t be reused.
Shimano chains snap, only work one way, and have fiddly pin things to join them.
KMC Missing Links are reusable and they work fine, though sometimes can be stubborn to remove but then I found the same with SRAM on 10 speed. The important thing is they stay in place and the chain won’t snap anyway so you’re only ever using them to join a new chain, or remove for cleaning, fitting new mech. That or to fix someone else’s non KMC chain 😉
Can’t comment on Connex though.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I’ve only ever had good experiences of Sram chains which if I recall correctly were the Sachs chains of old. Shimano chains for me have been utter rubbish.
I’m using a mid level 19 Speed Sram chain which I got cheap from Rose bikes and it’s wearing well (not that u check them, I just wait until the shifting is rubbish and do the chain and cassette at the same time). My only bug bear is that the 10 speed power links can’t be reused, for this reason alone I’ll give KMC or Connex a shot next time.Posted 4 years agorhayterSubscriber
Fitted my first KMC chain a few months ago and am very happy with it. It’s X10SL if I remember correctly. The connecting link comes apart and fastens easily enough, even when clagged with lube and mud (just needs a fairly stern twist before unclipping). I’d recommend it.Posted 4 years ago
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