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KMC Z72 Chain

3.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $9.98


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Product Description

The KMC Z-72 chain is a 7.1mm chainThat is compatible with 6-7-8 speed drivetrains. Chain Compatibility: 6, 7, 8 Weight: 315 g Width: 7.1 mm Links: 116 links


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2007

Strengths:    really chucky and strong, really smooth.

Weaknesses:    none come to mind.

Bottom Line:   
good chain does the trick, and i always tell my friends that my bike is so chunky for big hits it even needs a chunky chain, this being comparred to there thinner chains

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Favorite Trail:   Youyangs

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   With Norco Atomik 07

Similar Products Used:   other junk

Bike Setup:   Downhill
dirtjump
freeride

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry Leigh a Weekend Warrior from South Orange, NJ USA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2007

Strengths:    Smooth shifting. Powerlink compatible.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
The bike came with a stock Z51 chain that had constant slipping and was as noisy as all get out. Upgraded to the Z72S. Talk about night and day!!! The Z72S works great with my new SRAM Casette, SRAM F Derailleur. None of that "drag" feeling anymore. I am looking forward to miles and miles of smooth riding.

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Favorite Trail:   commuting, paved paths. Liberty State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   BlueSky Cycling

Similar Products Used:   ZMC Z51

Bike Setup:   2006 Kawasaki KDX2. Rock Shox Dart 2, Avid SD7 Brake set-up. SRAM 7speed TRX trigger shifters. SRAM 3.0 F Derailleur. Shimano TX71 Square Tapper BB crankset.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by DJ C. a Racer from Ridgeway, ON. Canada

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2007

Strengths:    it shifted smooth until it bent

Weaknesses:    i hit dirt jumps with it for less then 3 months and it bent 3 times in differnt spots

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is its not a very good chain i had it for less then 3 months and it was bent3 times so im not geting it on one of my bikes agian

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   steves bike shop

Bike Setup:   07 giant stp converter to 8 speed

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andrew W. a Cross Country Rider from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    It wasn't too expensive.

Weaknesses:    Noisy when shifting in dry conditions. Skips at times.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this chain broke after 3 months of normal use and it's overall performance is not that great. I will by shimano or sram and not kmc next time.

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Favorite Trail:   Gnarly @ Hardwood Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Ski N' Cycle Hut

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2002 Oryx T-line 125, EXR Bomber Fork, Hayes disc brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dylan Mitchell a Downhiller from richmond Hill, Cananananananada

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

Strengths:    strong. way stronger than shimano 8 and 9 spd chains i have used. tis one ain't breaking.
fast, crisp shifting. (but that's with xt 8spd shifters and and xtr rear mech :P )


Weaknesses:    during crazy downhilling, mad chain slap can knock out the missing link!!!


getting a chainstay roach pad or chain guide fixes this problem


Bottom Line:   
this is the only chain is sell to my customers.

this is the only chain i use.

if you run a 7 or 8 spd cassette, this should be your chain too, if properly installed and maintained, they last.

strength is way up there. iunno about the shifting. with my setup, it always shifts great, regardless of the cassette, chain, or conditions......

go get one. eh.

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Favorite Trail:   anythin that goes down.....

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Cycles Lambert

Similar Products Used:   shimano poo.

Bike Setup:   2003 sasquatch, dj3s, truvativ hussefelts, sun doubletracks, xt hubs, xt shifters, xtr mech, lots more sick stuff. yeah baby

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2002

Strengths:    Hasn't broken

Weaknesses:    Doesn't shift well when dirty. Much worse than shimano HG chains.

Bottom Line:   
It came with the bike. I'll chainge it for real shimano stuff when I get a chance

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Giant DS1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from CA

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2002

Strengths:    stiff, easy to install w/ the missing link system, clean shifts, no skipping

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
good chain for the money. installation was a breeze and im sure that if i NEED to get it off, it won't be a hassle, cuz i can just get another "missing link" and put it all back together again. I was getting major chain skipping problems on the sram when i cranked down full power on sprints or steep climbs, but now the chain's smooth and i can pedal w/ confidence.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   shimano, sram pc 48

Bike Setup:   giant nrs3

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