Mountain Biking - Where could I find an SRAM chain online for 15-20$?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
My friend just broke his derailleur and he needs a new chain so I said I'd hook him up on either an LX or XT derailleur (he went LX because it was 10$ cheaper) and a 15$ LX chain but really did want SRAM because of Powerlink but it was all in the 25-30$ price range and he doesn't really want to spend more than 50$ on such an upgrade.
Any places to snatch an SRAM chain for under 20$? It can be 8 speed or 9 speed (I can just take a few links off the 9 speed to make it 8 speed ready right?)
04-28-06, 12:40 AM
Check out www.qbike.com Aren't the chains of different widths? I'm not positive though.
Sram PC-950 $19.98
Peek the Geek
04-28-06, 10:32 AM
SRAM PC-58 8-speed chain $15.95 at Cambria
$13.98 at Blue Sky
04-28-06, 02:27 PM
SRAM PC-48 (8-spd) $15.99 at Performance: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=6130&subcategory_ID=5131
PC-58 (8-spd) $19.99 at Perf:
PC-951 (9-spd) on sale at Perf for $21.99 from $24.99:
8-speed and 9-speed chains differ in width, so you can't necessarily use a 9-speed chain on an 8-speed setup. That said, I've used a 9-speed chain on an 8-speed crank successfully... but I haven't tried it on an 8-speed cassette (I swapped a 9-speed cassette onto the bike for a bit).
04-28-06, 04:14 PM
No, don't put a 9 speed chain on 8 speed drivetrain (it doesn't work vice-versa either.) Cranks don't really matter though, most are 8/9 speed compatible.
04-28-06, 04:36 PM
Aren't the chains of different widths? I'm not positive though.
yes they are
Yeah I think I'm just gonna get him an SRAM PC-58/68, the Blue Sky Cycling 58 looks good enough or else I can just order the PC68 for 20$ at JensonUsa.
04-28-06, 09:20 PM
By the time you ship that it'll be within pennies of your LBS. Just support a local business for crying out loud.
I already supported a local business, with 1050$ (+tax) to be exact and its for my friend who doesn't want to get ripped off by the prices of derailleurs and chains here.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.