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Old 06-06-11, 01:09 PM   #1
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Chain for 2004 Specialized Hardrock

I just recently purchased a used 2004 Specialized Hardrock off of Ebay. It's a 21" and in good condition. However, the chain is rusty so I'm looking to replace it.

What chain should I get for this bike? I would like to get an inexpensive one as I'm a poor college student. I'm open to ordering one online and waiting if anyone has any good recommendations. I'm not sure how much a decent chain costs so I'm thinking around $15? I will mostly be doing roads and light trails.

Also, is there a website that everyone goes to to find good deals on mountain bike parts?

Thanks guys.
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Old 06-06-11, 05:58 PM   #2
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http://www.rei.com/product/761159/sr...-8-speed-chain

Is this a good one? I checked Specialized's site and the specs are 8 speed and the stock chain was a Shimano IG-31. I'm assuming that this 8 speed chain will fit. What about the ones that say 7/8 speed?
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Old 06-06-11, 06:39 PM   #3
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Any 8-speed chain will work. That SRAM chain has a power link, which is nice if you ever want to take the chain off. You ought to be able to get the SRAM PC830 a few dollars cheaper even. I would pick the chain up at a local shop, as LBS markup on an item like this is probably less than shipping costs.
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