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Old 08-10-08, 05:02 PM   #1
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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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Sram pc-991 hollow Pin.
Done, thanks!
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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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. 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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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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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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I still marvel at how Sachs somehow morphed itself into being synonymous with drivetrain excellence.


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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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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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For $25.00 on Ebay
who really cares about the cost difference? At normal retail I would agree with you.
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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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It's stronger than the 971?
yup, you don't get the hollow pin for weight savings. It's stronger.
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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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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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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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