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Looking to replace my Trek Fuel EX8 chain, it is currently a SRAM GX Eagle which broke.

Is there a way to find out what kind of chain I should be buying?
Went on WorldWideCyclery and was overwhelmed with the options. Not even sure what size I need or anything.
 

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Get another Sram GX Eagle chain.

Most likely your chain was damaged by a bad shift under load and it compromised a link which eventually broke. Don't shift under load and you'll stop breaking chains.
 

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I've used Shimano, SRAM, KMC and the brand I come back to is KMC. They just seems to last longer and perform as well as anything.

At the moment I have a bike with a YBN chain, first one I've used. Be interesting to see how that works out but yeah, can't go very wrong with KMC
 

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I've used Shimano, SRAM, and KMC chains. I have all of them installed on something in my garage right now.

Unless there's something particular, I generally buy what's on sale that matches the speeds of the drivetrain it's going on, because most of the time, I haven't noticed any sort of performance difference. I try to avoid buying the cheapest models of a given chain, though. IME, those tend to wear out faster.
 

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I just checked my Fuel EX8 and it has 116 Links. I can’t even find a chain with that lenght. I just ordered a 114 link from Amazon thinking I miscounted but they sent me a 126 link
 

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if you dont have a chain tool you will need to buy one or have the lbs shorten it for you. you generally dont buy chains to exactly match what you already have.
 
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