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One of the most important parts of any bike and the cheapest is the chain. I have had problems in the past (with my 9spd) of chain breakage. This year I am switching to 29er singlespeed and am looking for some opions of the best chain to use for my one speeder. Does one brand work better with one brand of cog? I am concerned about weight but would rather have durability than weight.
here are a few brands I found:
Sram PC-1
KMC Singlespeed Chain
Whitestar Single Speed Chain

Any others out there? And price is not a factor, just durability? :madman:
 

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Andy R said:
I second the KMC Z-610HX. Excellent chains.

They are 3/32" BTW, not 1/8".
thirded on the KMC chains...

between my regular commuter, fixed gear commuter, and SSmtb, i use various mid-range (10-20 buck) KMC chains.

they work as well or better than any other chains i have ever tried and don't cost nearly as much...

i don't see why anyone would buy a sram chain ever again after trying the KMC offerings.

if you want a pretty cheap reliable 3/32nds chain the Z chain that is sold various model numbers is pretty damn nice; rides smooth and wears well... for a while nashbar had them as tandem chains and you could get enough chain for 2.5 drivetrains for 11 bucks (when they were on sale).
 

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pick one up

where is a good place to pick up a KMC chain. I like to shop at Speedgoat, they have KMC but are they the same as what you all are talking about? or are their any other good places. Speedgoat has colored ones and I think I wanna get a brown one to match my bike.
 

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Another KMC Z610HX fan. Here are a couple places I have bought mine.

http://www.aggrobikes.com/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=132

http://www.amazon.com/KMC-Z610HX-Ch...e=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1229388264&sr=1-1

A good chain, cheap and one of the great benefits of a dedicated SS chain, it uses a traditional masterlink. Powerlinks are nice, but they do require plenty of slack in the chain, not to mention patience, to disassemble. A traditional masterlink allows me to easily remove and replace the chain for cleaning, without having to touch a single tensioning adjustment.

Brian
 
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