so i broke my chain at my last race. luckily i had a chain tool so i could finish the race.
i tried to shift into the granny (under load ). the chain didn't drop, so i hammered up the hill instead. the torque or the cross-shifting must have done it.
anyways, i check my chain with one of those tools, and it turns out my chain is really stretched. so i figure its a good time for some new drivetrain parts.
so my questions is, what chain and cassette should i pick up. i don't mind spending for something reasonably fancy. i was thinking SRAM PC99 (maybe even hollowpin). and an XT cassette.
what are you guys running? any durability or shifting issues?
any thoughts/opinions are appreciated.