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I just got a X10SL chain from chainreactioncycles today, it was in a long rectangular zip-lock style bag with just a sticker saying KMC X10SL. It is a silver one, and with grease it weighed 250g even. Also it didn't come with a missing link :madmax:

So is this the older one? or the newer one? any way to tell?
also since it didn't come with a missing link and I don't have one what should I do? send it back? order a missing link? will a sram powerlink for 10sp work?

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I got my 2010 off ebay uncut with missing link was 246.645 grams.After I cut it it was 238.14 grams. The sram 10spd powerlink will work.
 

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the 2010 version has just one larger slot in the plates, whereas the earlier versions have two smaller slots
 

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I'd be emailing CRC to let them know they need to send you a link pronto...... check the exact product you bought first to make sure it was supposed to come with a link.
Normal KMC chains come in a small square box.

PBK has some good prices on these at the moment...$65AUD
 

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A german guy just posted some comparison numbers from "old" version and the "new" one.

It seems the new ones gained about 8-10g over the previous version. As mentioned already above the new ones have just ONE slot in the sideplates while the older ones had 2 slots.

Ad they defintely should come with missing link!
 

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I've got the 2010 version - think it was about 248g out of the box and ended up at 237g when trimmed to size.
I prefer the "missing link" to the SRAM version as their 10speed link isn't designed to come apart like the 8 and 9 speed versions, which is a bit of a PITA if, like me, you remove your chain to clean it.
 

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by the way, i went from the old version 9 speed to the new version 10 speed and am amazed at the performance improvement. the old 9 speed shifted like butter and the new 10 speed is even better
 

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I dont want to hijack this thread, But Im going to be buying a gold KMCsl within the next month for next season and I have an 11-34 casette 2x9, I have heard about shifting problems with using a 10spd chain on a 9 spd drivetrain. How have you guys had any problems with them? The weight savings is pretty decent, so If I can get away with using the 10spd then im all for it

If it matters I have an xt casette
 

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Trev said:
I dont want to hijack this thread, But Im going to be buying a gold KMCsl within the next month for next season and I have an 11-34 casette 2x9, I have heard about shifting problems with using a 10spd chain on a 9 spd drivetrain. How have you guys had any problems with them? The weight savings is pretty decent, so If I can get away with using the 10spd then im all for it

If it matters I have an xt casette
Running the same 11 -34 & 2 x 9 as you with KMC 10sl & shifting is excellent.I like the shifting on this chain better than XTR & Sram hollow pins
 

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Alright, thanks guys. I do have the new one then, and I will be sending an email to CRC to try and get the missing link.

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Trev said:
I dont want to hijack this thread, But Im going to be buying a gold KMCsl within the next month for next season and I have an 11-34 casette 2x9, I have heard about shifting problems with using a 10spd chain on a 9 spd drivetrain. How have you guys had any problems with them? The weight savings is pretty decent, so If I can get away with using the 10spd then im all for it

If it matters I have an xt casette
no problems, works flawlessly
 

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pernfilman said:
It was the Boulder 6 hour and it was chilly, did you race it also?
Yeah I was there. It was definitely cold, coldest I've ever ridden in.
How did you do out there?

EDIT: just noticed your thing said 'The Missing', I think I raced you at Solavaca.
 

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I raced Solovaca as well First place cat 2 senior men

5th overall open class at Boulder

Coldest I have ridden in for that long it was something else, how did you do ?
Yeah I came in second at solavaca in that class.
Nice! I got 17th in the open class at boulder (not enough endurance)
 

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Any idea if most online shops selling these chains would still have old stock left that they are selling? Can anyone confirm who is currently selling the 2010 chains?
 
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