Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
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I prefer SRAM chains,but of the four you listed,I'd go with the Clarks due to the master link. I hate Shimano chains because they use a special pin to join them;it has two sections,you push it through until the one section sticks out,then snap it off. Sometimes they don't snap off cleanly and you have to file down a sharp edge. Then every time you want to remove the chain,or if you want to remove a link,you need another joining pin. Master link chains can be popped on and off by simply undoing the master link. Shimano chains also come with a light oil covering which is messy and doesn't last;SRAM and KMC have a heavy grease coating that isn't as bad and lasts longer before you need to pull out the bottle of lube.
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