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    Chain Recommendations

    Looking for a strong chain that will withstand my Jumping/DH/Trail/Road Rides. Basically looking for one of the best chains that will accommodate for all of my needs.

    I have heard of the Sram 9 Speed w/ Powerlink but want to get other opinions also. And what are the differences in the model numbers?

    I have 27 speed gearing that I have eliminated the Big front sprocket making it 18. Not too sure if that makes any difference.

    Please shed some ideas.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballaholyk84 View Post
    I have heard of the Sram 9 Speed w/ Powerlink but want to get other opinions also. And what are the differences in the model numbers?
    The PC951 is basically the venerable PC-59 renamed (why I don't know or care) It's a darn good chain and I've used them exclusively for the last 6 or so years with no issues. No rust no fuss no muss. $15

    The PC971 has a slightly nicer finish and a nickel coating on the outer link plates $23

    The PC991 steps it up to nickel plating on inner and outer plates $38

    The PC991 Hollow Pin adds hollow bushing pins saving you a whopping 18 grams (0.0396828 of a pound or 0.6349248 of an ounce) $48

    Like I said, the 59 / 951 has served me well for years with no durability issues. You could spend more money, but I don't see a point in it.

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    +1 on the basic Sram chain. The Powerlink was one of the greatest bike innovations ever.
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