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Old 04-20-07, 06:29 AM
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KMC chains

Anyone have experience with the KMC X10.SL 10-speed chains?
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Old 04-20-07, 07:22 AM
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I run a x10 sl and it was worked better than the sram 1090r with both DA cassettes and sram cassettes
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Old 04-20-07, 07:25 AM
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No experience with their 10spd chain, but I was using one of their 9spd chains last year and it shifted sooo smooth. I'd imagine itd be the same with their 10spd chains
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Old 04-20-07, 07:26 AM
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Not the SL but I run the DX10 on both my bikes and LOVE them.
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Old 04-20-07, 07:50 AM
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To add(since it is the SL your looking at) the cut length of the x10sl was 232g and the 1090r was 252g
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Old 04-20-07, 07:59 AM
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Not that I would necessarily switch out a chain due to weight, but my current chain (Campy Record Ultra Narrow) weighs in over 250g... It's absolutely bulletproof, though, so I'll probably stick with Record.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Not that I would necessarily switch out a chain due to weight, but my current chain (Campy Record Ultra Narrow) weighs in over 250g... It's absolutely bulletproof, though, so I'll probably stick with Record.
The record chain is lighter(by a few grams) than the kmc.
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Old 04-20-07, 08:37 AM
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uh, no it's not.

record 255g 114 link
kmc x10 sl 240g 114 link
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Old 04-20-07, 08:51 AM
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Campy Veloce 10sp setup worked fine with a silver sl. A KMC chain was stock on the Bianchi, too. Stretch > .5 on the Park at about 2500 miles, using a Campy Chorus 5.9mm with a superlink IV from Lickton now. Honestly, I've never had chain problems, never broken one (33 years of riding, back to when 10 sp meant 5x2 and a Regina d'Oro was the cat's pajamas of chains).
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Old 04-20-07, 09:00 AM
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From Weight Weenies.


(second number is real weight)
Campagnolo C10 Ultra HD-L 2004 114 links 259 g 264 g +1,93% 10-speed


264g/ 114links = 2.3157894736842105263157894736842 grams per link

240.8 grams for 104links

KMC X10 SL 2005 104 links 240 g 10-speed

240g/ 104links = 2.307693076930769307693076930769 grams per link

ok I admit I'm wrong, but not by much.

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Old 04-20-07, 09:02 AM
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I'm running Shimano. I just wanted to make sure there weren't reliability issues with the lightweight chain.
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Old 04-20-07, 09:30 AM
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I had no idea what I was unleashing on your thread by being impressed at the KMC's weight.
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I just got my new KMC X10SL in the blingtastic TiN coating. It's replacing my tired record chain. I stated this in other threads, if Campy, offered the removable link for their record chains I would have bought the narrow record chain. I went with KMC because 1)of the reviews I've read seemed to be very favorable, and 2) it has the removable link. I've grown very accustom to removing my chain to give it a thorough cleaning. Tomorrow will be it's maiden voyage.
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Old 04-20-07, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Chad's Colnago
I just got my new KMC X10SL in the blingtastic TiN coating. It's replacing my tired record chain. I stated this in other threads, if Campy, offered the removable link for their record chains I would have bought the narrow record chain. I went with KMC because 1)of the reviews I've read seemed to be very favorable, and 2) it has the removable link. I've grown very acustom to removing my chain to give it a thorough cleaning. Tomorrow will be it's maiden voyage.
It's too late now, but I just use a Wippermann link with my Record Ultra Narrow. Granted, the pin length is 0.3mm longer than the rest of the chain, but those 0.3mm haven't made any difference to me...
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Originally Posted by DrPete
It's too late now, but I just use a Wippermann link with my Record Ultra Narrow. Granted, the pin length is 0.3mm longer than the rest of the chain, but those 0.3mm haven't made any difference to me...
That's what I was going to do as I have a wipperman link on my older record chain now. It works well, but it irritates me that campy doesn't offer a removable link. I realize that probably sounds like a silly reason to use another chain. However, it's a sore spot with me.
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