XT or XTR chain?

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  • XT or XTR chain?
  • Premier Icon MSP
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    What’s the difference, is it just the nickel plating on xtr or is there more to it?

    cynic-al
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    shinyness.

    £10 cheapie FTW!

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    shinyness.

    £10 cheapie FTW!

    I get a lot of spam just like that. Is it you, you barsteward?

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    XTR. No better performance IMO, but more durable

    AP|F

    ianpinder
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    I would get xt as I don’t trust hollowpin chains

    tinribz
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    I thought xtr stuff wore out quicker, being lighter / race oriented and that?

    Keva
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    sram pc971

    Kev

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    Dibbs
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    Always XT.

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    So nobody knows then.

    cynic-al
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    For most folk, it’s subjective and based on a small number of experiences.

    My lbs experience leads me to believe that there is no benefit to fancy chains.

    thebunk
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    I think its the law that you have to get a chain that is equal or better than the rest of your groupset. No-one will know that you’re using SLX, you won’t be able to tell, but you will know in you’re heart of hearts that you have done wrong.

    HTH

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    I would get xt as I don’t trust hollowpin chains

    Only the 10speed chain is hollowpin, and after years of running other hollowpin chains, I don’t see what is not to trust.

    The nickel coating on the XTR chain makes a big difference to the durability of the chain. It is very resistant to surface rust (if you leave it wet overnight etc). I recently shortened an XTR chain I’d used for a few months, and took the chance to look at the wear between the inner and outer plates; the nickel coating was still intact.

    Plus, Rose Bikes do them for £17 posted. http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shimano-chain-9-speed-dura-ace-cn-7701/aid:38115

    Mister P
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    XT chain has zinc-alloy plated pin link plates and gray roller link plates. With XTR both plates are zinc-alloy plated.

    Mark N
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    Get some PC951 chains and keep the change for something else that you need for the bike or for an extra beer after the ride.

    Three_Fish
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    KMC X9.93 (assumming your question relates to 9 speed) or XTR

    rocketman
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    The nickel coating on the XTR chain makes a big difference to the durability of the chain. It is very resistant to surface rust (if you leave it wet overnight etc).

    ^^ this

    You don’t lube an XTR chain, you polish it.

    andyl
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    KMC X9 93 – £10.50 each – buy a few and swap them around giving them a good clean and lube in between uses.

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