All my SRAM chains have always used the smaller package on the left.
DittoAll my SRAM chains have always used the smaller package on the left.
There is unfortunately a lot of fake stuff on Ebay and Amazon (and also other places). I learned the hard way when I ended up with fake spark plugs. Who would have thought that there would be people making and selling a fake $7 spark plug.For the same reasons as you, I purchased a KMC chain through eBay. It never occurred to me that people actually go through the trouble to make and sell fake chains.
My new chain broke twice in the first week. The seller wouldn’t do anything about it, so I contacted KMC, who informed me I’d bought a counterfeit chain.
After a couple of months of trying, I finally got mymoney back yesterday.
The point of the story—watch out for fake items on eBay.
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If SRAM sold it by the roll, it would only be to a large manufacturer. I can't imagine that you would find them re-selling it on ebay instead of putting it on bikes to get them out the door.might be bulk chain, cheaper that way. 500 foot roll, break out into boxes...
My XX1 came straight from Pivot (they didn't ship it with my bike). Not sure if they just got it from SRAM or what that channel looks like, but it came in that exact box on the right. Like another comment said you can weigh it, but if that's a counterfeit they did a really good job cause it looks exact. I'm holding the container right now and it's pretty thick, everything looks identical though from what I can see.All my SRAM chains have always used the smaller package on the left.