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Location: Layton, UT
Bikes: 2004 Giant OCR, 2002 Specialized Stumpjumper, 2008 Trek 6500 Disc
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Sram 971 snapped 3 times in one night.
I have never had problems with sram chains, but I bougt a bike and it had a 971 chain. It was not beyond the srtretched point. A couple nights ago, the master link broke while riding. So, I put the chain back together and then the next night it broke in two other different places not close to the master link I put back in. Obviously, I'm replacing the chain. My firiend bought the same bike and it had the 971 with no problems. (They were demo bikes so they were sold as is.)
So, is this just a chain from a bad batch?
My question is, should I get the 951 or the nashbar brand chain. I have always used these, my theory being they may be heavier and have stronger pins. Is my theory flawed, or should I replace with the 971?
Last edited by gholt; 05-29-09 at 10:57 AM.