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KMC Z82 Chain

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00


Product Description

Model Z82 Chain Specifications:
  • Primary Features: StretchProof, Bull's-Eye Pin Riveted
  • 1/2" x 3/32" Narrow
  • Pin Length: 7.1 mm.
  • Pin Power: Min. 200 kgf.
  • Tensile Strength: 1050 kgf.
  • Finish: Nickel / Brown
  • Speed of Sprocket: 8
  • Compatible Bikes: 24 speeds index bikes
  • Weight: 320 g / 116 Links


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    Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jwillis a Cross Country Rider from Fremont, CA

    Date Reviewed: October 22, 2008

    Weaknesses:    Poor reliability

    Bottom Line:   
    This chain came stock with my Dahon folding bike. After 3 months of riding, the chain snapped at the master link. I've never seen this before even with the cheapest most thoroughly abused chains. One of the sides of the master link just ripped in two.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   SafetyCycle.com

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Dahon MuP24 folding. Stock - 3 mos old.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sean Elliott a Cross Country Rider from Lynchburg, VA USA

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2004

    Strengths:    Strong and cheap, no visible rust after 3 years. Grinds up anything that gets stuck in it, beach sand and seashell pieces included.

    Weaknesses:    KMC MissingLink isn't as fancy as SRAM PowerLink, requires a pair of pliers to squeeze open. I had one MissingLink pop in half on a hard hill-climb; replaced with new MissingLink and all is well.

    Bottom Line:   
    I got this chain despite repeated urging by both Bicycling Magazine and Cedar Bluff Cycles to avoid KMC chains at all cost. So I bought the best KMC chain they had, because it was STILL cheaper than a comparable SRAM chain.

    After three years and 1000 miles of road, trail, wet beach sand, and ocean water, the chain is getting old but it still runs smoothly and quietly, and the shifting is still quick and decisive. There is no visible rusting or pitting.

    I clean the chain once every six months or so by shaking it in a jar of paint thinner with a magnet on the lid to catch the metal shavings. I've accumulated about 2cc of metal shavings (because I wanted to see how much would wear off), and despite the loss of metal it still performs to my expectations.

    I lubricate it with Tri-Flow teflon lube about once a month. Tri-Flow is also an excellent product.

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    Favorite Trail:   Earth

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Cedar Bluff Cycles, Knoxville, TN

    Similar Products Used:   Sachs God Knows What from 1995.

    Bike Setup:   Pro-Flex 756, MODIFIED Shimano XT drivetrain with middle chainring removed, SRAM twist-shifters, Avid front disc, Shimano XT rear rim brake, etc...

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