Went to LBS today to pick up chain. I am replacing drive train on one of my mountain bikes. All they had was a KMC Z72 chain, It cost $10. Will this chain be any good? Anyone used it? I have an 8 speed.
It has a powerlink like the SRAM chains. The guy at the LBS told me that he doesn't like quick connectors and so i asked him what he uses then. He said nothing. He just pushes the pin back in. I thought that was a bad idea since the "peening" would be gone?
I have KMC chains on both my road bikes. It's been my experience that the fancy little chrome plated link works one time - to connect the two chain ends together. For removing/installing the chain thereafter, I push any other pin in and out using a typical chain tool.
I have had no problems with this chain but it doesn't have to work very hard. Both bikes have 6-speed rear cogs and a double chain ring up front, so the chain angle is not particularly severe.