Does/has anyone run the kmc 1/8" superlite chain?
If so, how does it run? Is it compatible with masterlink type links?
not sure on the master link questions. the 710 has a slotted plate master link.
the ride is great though, and it is a pretty and quiet chain in my experience (paired with a new EAI cog)
i run a KOOL chain, not the SL. its smooth and quiet. it came with a masterlink, but i don't use it.
i absolutely love this chain.
however i dont use a masterlink, so i can't answer that part.
i think i might have to buy this. i currently have the chain with extra thick side plates, and that thing weighs a ton. grr
The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green
1/8" and Superlite. Does the term 'contradictio in termini' also exist on your site of the ocean?
I'm still wondering what "h/nh" means.
If you like to run a decidedly non super "lite" chain and slow **** on your bike. That's the chain to buy.
Brooks 4 lyfe
Last edited by operator; 03-27-08 at 07:30 PM.
Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.
I was reacting to the comments above. It's just stupid, buying a 'light' track chain, because it's lighter. And no, I don't have a reading disability. It's one of the few things i'm not disabled in.
My point: if you want a light chain because your current one weighs a ton, go find another hobby. Or buy a 10 speed chain. Track chains are heavy, and for a purpose. If you think the superlite chain performs better, okay. But at what cost? Don't believe all the marketing crap. I doubt you (or anyone) can feel a big difference. If you do, and i'm wrong, let me know.
If you think it looks cool, buy one.
it's really not about cool.
here are two things i've learned in my (few) years of cycling:
1) 3/32" chains on a fixed gear drivetrain stretch faster than 1/8" chains
2) 1/8" chains are heavy. not unreasably so, but noticeably nonetheless.
i found out about a 1/8" chain which has its "unnecessary" portions removed. I put unnecessary in quotes, as i'm can't be sure that the reduced portions won't put it in category #1, hence my OP.
If this chain is both light and durable, it's not a bad way to spend 25 dollars. There's nothing contradictory about that.
i should say, they have in my experience.
i agree that they "shouldn't" as the only difference between the two is the space between the plates, but this has been what i've found. i use a tool to check my chain every month or so; 3/32 has worn out substantially faster, so i no longer use 3/32 drivetrains. I haven't given it enough thought to explain why...
ED: has anyone else experienced the same? i don't want to be responsible for doling out bad advice.