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    Pc-991 or XTR Chain?

    I snapped my chain today on an especially nasty little climb today. I don't ever want that to happen again. I can barely walk this evening due the stem and my knee meeting rather quickly when the chain snapped.
    Soooooooo.......what would you buy to replace the stock chain? XTR or SRAM Pc-991? My components are all LX 9-speed with a SRAM cassette.

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    Sram pc-991 hollow Pin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
    Sram pc-991 hollow Pin.
    Done, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Done, thanks!
    Even though you're "done"...next time I'd rec. the PC971. Sooooooooooo much cheaper and sersiously...how much weight do you think you actually save with a hollow pin chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    . Sooooooooooo much cheaper and sersiously...how much weight do you think you actually save with a hollow pin chain?

    For $25.00 on Ebay
    who really cares about the cost difference? At normal retail I would agree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Even though you're "done"...next time I'd rec. the PC971. Sooooooooooo much cheaper and sersiously...how much weight do you think you actually save with a hollow pin chain?
    It's not necessarily the weight, it's the strength. Sram's 991 Hollow Pin is the strongest chain out their.

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    The cross-step riveting process is something SRAM inherited from Sachs-Sedis, and it works great. I've broken several Shimano chains and one KMC, but never a Sachs/SRAM chain.
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    I've broken a sram chain (but that was my fault because I uas in super crossover, and it was the cheapest sram 9 speed chain I could find)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    The cross-step riveting process is something SRAM inherited from Sachs-Sedis, and it works great. I've broken several Shimano chains and one KMC, but never a Sachs/SRAM chain.[/
    I still marvel at how Sachs somehow morphed itself into being synonymous with drivetrain excellence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I still marvel at how Sachs somehow morphed itself into being synonymous with drivetrain excellence.


    http://www.motorcycle.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8456
    That is so true. I completely agree. But I wouldn't go to any other system other than SRAM, except perhaps Rohloff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I still marvel at how Sachs somehow morphed itself into being synonymous with drivetrain excellence.


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    Not drivetrain excellence, just chain excellence. The Sachs hub and cassette I picked up were total crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post

    For $25.00 on Ebay
    who really cares about the cost difference? At normal retail I would agree with you.
    Oh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Driver View Post
    It's not necessarily the weight, it's the strength. Sram's 991 Hollow Pin is the strongest chain out their.
    It's stronger than the 971?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    It's stronger than the 971?
    yup, you don't get the hollow pin for weight savings. It's stronger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
    yup, you don't get the hollow pin for weight savings. It's stronger.
    That's cool...I just thought it was some Uberweenie thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    That's cool...I just thought it was some Uberweenie thing.
    If it were Uberweenie, it would be appropriate for Pcad.
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    Unless your chain is worn, I would suggest you simply repair the existing chain with a SRAM Powerlink.

    If it's VERY worn, you will have to replace a lot more than your chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSquirrel View Post
    Unless your chain is worn, I would suggest you simply repair the existing chain with a SRAM Powerlink.

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    If one link went I would be afraid that the next one would not be far behind. Just not
    worth taking a chance for me.

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