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  • ndthornton
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    ….since its getting towards home time.

    Which chains are best – shimano or SRAM? (generally speaking and 10 speed)

    Also should I buy a black or a silver Hope bash guard to fit to my XT cranks?

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Get a black BBG bashguard, and I like KMC 10 speed chains.

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    I tend to use shimano chains with shimano gear kit and the bash guard would depend on the colour of the cranks really.

    ndthornton
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    silver cranks – I had black last time but I have bashed them so much there nearly silver anyway. Thats what got me thinking about silver

    barkit
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    Which chains are best – shimano or SRAM?

    Under the same riding condition, my friend’s shimano chain bent and rusted completely while my SRAM stayed like brand new…

    greeble
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    bash- depends on the bike. and other finishing kit. personally black.
    sram chains for me

    Ecky-Thump
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    KMC chains every time 🙂

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    bigj205
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    KMC always found them the best myself

    J

    Spin
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    Anything apart from Shimano as far as chains go.

    abbot
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    black bash guard, depending on crank colour.

    I always like to match chain with cassette, mech brands. I think they get on better, although it’s probabaly all just in my head. Shimano over sram on a good day.

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    If forced to choose between SRAM ans Shimano, the power link on SRAM wins hands down. I can get 9 speed PC 970 chains for around £12, so they have been my chain of choice for years. When I built the 10 speed I was recommended KMC and love it. I think the power link is reusable, but I have several spares in my toolkit.
    I have seen Shim chains part at the split pin once or twice, and all the various forums have a ” my Shimano chain broke” story or two.

    If you have a silver Chainset I would suggest a silver bash. Black may well scuff up quicker.

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