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    Campa Ultra-Narrow chain - does it help rear der adjustment?

    In their initial publicity for the Ultra-Narrow 10 speed chain, Campa cited easier rear der adjustment, and thereafter better shifting. Has anyone changed from the standard to the Ultra-Narrow? Did it help?

    Thanks...Gary

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    Hmmm... would have thought the improvement would be in the front, narrower chain- less rub. I've got 4200 miles on my Record 10 chain and looking forward to replacing it with the newer ultra narrow. The old chain isn't showing any sign of stretch so I plan to take it to at least 5000 miles. Haven't had any problems with shifting in the rear. I'm hoping that the ultra narrow will reduce the need for trimming the front.

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    This is an excerpt from Campa's initial info on the Ultra-Narrow chain ...

    The Record™ groupset presents the Record™ 10s Ultra Narrow™ chain that is just 5.9-mm wide. Owing to its dimensions, it is lighter and quieter and facilitates adjustment of the rear derailleur.

    I always have a problem getting all 10 sprockets to shift precisely after rear der adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmason
    This is an excerpt from Campa's initial info on the Ultra-Narrow chain ...

    The Record™ groupset presents the Record™ 10s Ultra Narrow™ chain that is just 5.9-mm wide. Owing to its dimensions, it is lighter and quieter and facilitates adjustment of the rear derailleur.

    I always have a problem getting all 10 sprockets to shift precisely after rear der adjustment.
    No problem with KMC x10 and KMC x10sl - put off using my Chorus ultra narrow chain I bought as a spare when I got the bike until I can find a master link to use with it.

    I initially had some chain skip on the 12cog but that's gone away - small ease off on high stop and some run in of the new x10sl chain apparently has taken care of it. Smooth and quiet now.
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    Haven't had a problem adjusting any chain on a Campy 10spd setup. Others say the new 5.9 mm chain is smoother, quieter and better shifting, but never heard anyone mention the adjustment issue. Not tried one myself yet.

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