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    Recommend one of these KMC chains?

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    KMC D101-112L: cut offs in the outer and inner plates to reduce weight

    KMC K710SL-100L:cut offs in the plates inside and outside and hollow pins all the way

    KMC Z510HX: Stretch Proof

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    I have only used the K710SL, but I liked it very much.

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    The other 2 our decent the 510 dropbuster is hard to work on easy to damage hardened and being stretch proof doesent always help. I had horrible luck with these ruined pin on expensive chainbreaker. In bmx we call them chainbusters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenish Blue View Post
    Opinions...this is for my Rob Roy fixed, thanks:

    KMC D101-112L: cut offs in the outer and inner plates to reduce weight

    KMC K710SL-100L:cut offs in the plates inside and outside and hollow pins all the way

    KMC Z510HX: Stretch Proof

    I've been using KMC Z510HX (1/8") chains for years, as well as the Z610HX (the 3/32" equivalent of the Z510HX). I've never had a problem with them, and they seem to last longer than any other chain I've tried. Theres no such thing as "stretchproof". You can get them for $11 or so if you look around on the web. I usually order them in bulk. The other chains are probably fine too, but anything more expensive is just uneccessary.

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    Thanks, anymore suggestions?

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    I used the KMC Z510 forerver. I think I have about 10 of them on various bikes. They're cheap and work well. Very economical.

    However I recently bought a KMC Kool Chain and noticed it is much more resilient to stretching. It's smooth. 1/8". I haven't needed to adjust my dropouts since I bought it 4 months ago.
    Last edited by lymbzero; 07-31-08 at 01:34 PM.

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    izumi super V ftw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lymbzero View Post
    However I recently bought a KMC Kool Chain and noticed it is much more resilient to stretching. It's smooth. 1/8". I haven't needed to adjust my dropouts since I bought it 4 months ago.
    that chain has an interesting profile, is that supposed to make it track better around the ring/cog?
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    Anyone know where I can find the Kool Chain in Gold (which they make) in the US? I didn't see any on Ebay or Amazon. Thanks!

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