Since your google is apparently broken... Start vid at ~4:20 and look in comments...
Thinner always trumps thicker!My current MTB has an 11 speed Shimano drivetrain, and the new 29er/27.5+ bike I'm building (if the frame ever gets here from China) will have 11 speed (also from China) to start with.
Problem is, my favorite LBS has only KMC chains in 11 speed... and my new ride will need more than 118 links.
The LBS has several Shimano and SRAM 12-speed chains in stock, though. Is anyone running a major brand 12 speed chain on an 11 speed setup? Are there any issues to watch out for?
^ Why?and my new ride will need more than 118 links.
My 26" bike with an 11-51 cassette and a 32t chainring needs 116 links. I'm putting a similar drivetrain on a 29er with longer chainstays.^ Why?
12 will work fine.
Gee, I'm sorry I asked for people's actual experiences here.Since your google is apparently broken...
Gee, open the link and look at the comments...you know, where I told you people share their experiences. Oh, wait. The airplane is coming into the hangar. Open wide.Gee, I'm sorry I asked for people's actual experiences here.
Yeah, that's the kind of minor annoyance I'm concerned about. I have used SRAM chains for decades. At first it was because Shimano didn't have a quick link. They finally caught on, but theirs is "single use only". (Does anyone NOT reuse them??) I have one Shimano 11sp chain in my rotation now, and the whole idea of a "this side out" on their chain seems quirky.Shimano 12 speed chains won't be compatible as they are HG+ and the inner profile is different. If you want to use a 12 speed chain use a Sram.
Or IIRC you can use a Shimano 12 speed chain but you will need to use a Sram quick link.