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I'm looking for a new chain and was wondering what you guys reccommend? I have seen SRAM 89R hollowpin chains on ebay. Are they durable enough for mtb?

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Kelvin said:
I'm looking for a new chain and was wondering what you guys reccommend? I have seen SRAM 89R hollowpin chains on ebay. Are they durable enough for mtb?

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I use one, they work great and are nice and light. No problems with durability, they are plenty strong. I think they may actually be cheaper ($27) at JensonUSA than the ones I've seen on Ebay.
 

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Yes they are, meaning durable. Roadies routinely crank bigger gears then mtbr's. Been racing one most of the season with no probs. Fear not.
 

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KMC X10 is 15g lighter than Hollowpins...

just in case you didn't know:
here's the weights for some chains all at 116 links lenght:

Wippermann Connex TR Titanium : 257g
KMC x10 10s: 263g
Dura Ace DA-7800 10s: 274g
SRAM PC 89 R HP 9s: 278g
Campagnolo 10s: 281g
Dura Ace DA-7701 9s: 292g

that KMCx10 is also a roadie chain but works perfect on my MTB all year long!

and here's the whole thread about that chain:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=16070&highlight=kmc+x10
 

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Has anyone ever ridden those titanium chains?
Doesn't look to me titanium is the best material for chains, except that it is a bit lighter and a lot more expensive I am truly wondering if they hold as long as say, a Rohloff SLT99 :confused:
 

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why should you...

why use a ridiculously expensive Ti-chain when that KMC is a 10th of the price and almost as light? shortening the standard chain will result in a even lighter KMC compared to the Ti chain so that really makes no sense at all. a chain is an item you change quite frequently and a Ti-chain in my eyes is a poser item and nothing else. a big waste of money.
 

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Ti Chains = Manufactured for poseurs, suckers with too much money to blow and no bike skills and any others :p

Sr/\m PC89, 99HP seems to be fine, heard a few folk using them with no problems.

Any SR/\M chain knocks the pants of a Sh!mano chain.
 

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nino said:
why use a ridiculously expensive Ti-chain when that KMC is a 10th of the price and almost as light? shortening the standard chain will result in a even lighter KMC compared to the Ti chain so that really makes no sense at all. a chain is an item you change quite frequently and a Ti-chain in my eyes is a poser item and nothing else. a big waste of money.
The only reason to spend that much money on it, is if it wears slower than the others, and thats what I'm trying to find out here :D
and talking about poser items, ....................erhm, oh nevermind :eek:
 

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Ti Chains = Manufactured for poseurs, suckers with too much money to blow and no bike skills and any others :p

Sr/\m PC89, 99HP seems to be fine, heard a few folk using them with no problems.

Any SR/\M chain knocks the pants of a Sh!mano chain.
Yeah but the Rohloff SLT99 knocks them all away :D
best chain your money can buy !
 

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On Topic - I have been using the SRAM Hollow Pin (99?) for about 4 months and it has been great...Shimano does not even compare.


Totally off topic - but has anyone confirmed that the KMC 10 spd chain works with Dura Ace 10 spd? Has anyone started making aftermarket DA10 chains?
 

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Yes, I will never use a Shimano chain again, the SRAM shift a lot better and even though I use the Power Links on my Rohloffs too, they work best on SR^M chains.
I currently have 2 pc99 and 1pc99 hollow pin in use and cannot feel any difference in shifting whatsoever. The hollowpin is a few grams lighter though although those little holes tend to fill up with muck
 

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SRAM PC89 Hollow Pin is excellent.

I've got many miles on an 8-speed setup and they work great. I've found that the pull-out resistance of the hollow pins is actually higher than regular chains. It is quite a bit more difficult to remove a pin from these chains. This makes sense when you consider that the ends of the pins are pressed during manufacturing. A hollow pin will spread out/mushroom more evenly.
 
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