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  • Ramsey Neil
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    Some people don’t know how to make front gear changes .

    patriotpro
    Member

    I wasn’t aware they were edible.

    Some people just don’t know how to make chains

    I also wouldn’t advise eating tin foil either, it might cut on the way out

    Ramsey Neil
    Member

    I wasn’t aware they were edible.

    I don’t think tin foil is .

    zerocool
    Member

    Personally I’m a fan, been using SRAM 9 & 10 speed chains for years without any problems.

    I’ve broken most brands of chain over the years and SRAM have held up as well as any other

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    SRAM must use the stronger oven cooking type tin foil.

    KMC must use the ultra lightweight stuff that’s as flimsy as gold leaf.

    IME

    The chain is the workman, the bike is the tool. The workman failed, the tool is fine

    Spin
    Member

    SRAM chains on all 5 of my bikes for the last 5 years.

    One breakage due to a mis-shift in that time.

    I can say why others are suggesting you did something wrong yourself as they’ve been super reliable for me.

    I used to use shimano but went through a stage of snapping them. I now use sram on the same setup and haven’t snapped one since.

    steve_b77
    Member

    Pah, 1050 (?) 10 SPD ones are utter toss

    My old one was a shimano I had no bother from it. This sram one has snapped twice in three rides and not during shifting either

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Sram on all my bikes, have done for years and only ever broken one and that was due to user error.
    Shimano on the other hand were total shite when I tried them. That was a while ago right enough but I’m happy with Sram and see no need to change.

    robinlaidlaw
    Member

    I’ve used both Shimano and SRAM, SRAM currently, and I honestly don’t remember when I last broke a chain. Pushing on 20 years ago I think. It does make me suspect that there’s an issue for some folk with either how they fit them or adjust them or shift gears as some riders break chains all the time and mine seem to only ever die from wearing out.

    Thrustyjust
    Member

    Sram lover here, but my latest pc1 has only lasted 6 months and is dead. Usually get 2 years out of them. Gone to a KMC jobbie this time round. Only non sram chain now.

    Keef
    Member

    enduroforever – Member
    the tool is fine

    😆

    As above, absolute toss. That is all

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    I’ve used both Shimano and SRAM, SRAM currently, and I honestly don’t remember when I last broke a chain. Pushing on 20 years ago I think. It does make me suspect that there’s an issue for some folk with either how they fit them or adjust them or shift gears as some riders break chains all the time and mine seem to only ever die from wearing out.

    Ohh yeah. I used to be fairly sure that was the case. And having seen how the general public ‘look after’ their bikes I’m now convinced! Lack of mechanical sympathy is usually the case in chain breakages.

    jono1982
    Member

    Sram for me since the early 90’s (was called Sachs, then Sedis before)
    xc, bmx DJ, track, road, dh, 1,7,8,9,10 speed. never snapped one.

    https://www.facebook.com/PivotBoompodsRacing

    bigyinn
    Member

    Thanks, I’ll bear that in mind OP, when it comes to replacing my 30 month old chain.
    Only ever snapped a chain once in the last 6 years and that was because it was used on the SDW bone dry with no lube on it.

    Generally I never noticed the difference between SRAM and Shimano, until I tried a PC-1 on a horizontal drop bike. It was garbage, and so was the one I replaced it with, stretched a crazy amount and constantly dropped. Replaced with a KMC on the exact same set up and had no problems at all.

    The latest 10spd SRAM I used was OK-ish although bizarrely I had one single roller fail after two months or so, the chain stayed intact but there was no support for the chainring teeth and it sucked badly.

    I stopped using them purely because of the price gouging, snaplinks went from 95p for one re-usable link to $4.50 for one non-re-usable* link. I would love to hear SRAM’s justification for that one.

    *Except with pliers etc etc

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