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SRAM chains: PC1170 vs PC1190 vs SRAM RED

Old 05-18-16, 11:43 AM
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SRAM chains: PC1170 vs PC1190 vs SRAM RED

Does anybody know what are the differences between SRAM PC 1170 and 1190 chains? Also - is 1190 the so called "SRAM RED" chain?

I noticed that 1190 is advertised as being some 10-15 gr lighter than 1170 (which is not relevant) and costs around 2-3 EUR more (again not relevant). Is that all?

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Old 05-18-16, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Redbullet View Post
Does anybody know what are the differences between SRAM PC 1170 and 1190 chains? Also - is 1190 the so called "SRAM RED" chain?

I noticed that 1190 is advertised as being some 10-15 gr lighter than 1170 (which is not relevant) and costs around 2-3 EUR more (again not relevant). Is that all?

Thanks
When you asked SRAM what did they say?
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The 1190 has nickel silver inner link plates, while the 1170 has grey inner plates.
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Originally Posted by AnkleWork View Post
When you asked SRAM what did they say?
I didn't ask them, just checked there website and there is no other info.
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Old 05-18-16, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by techsensei View Post
The 1190 has nickel silver inner link plates, while the 1170 has grey inner plates.
So... this also seems to be meaningless in terms of mechanics, durability, etc...
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It is, but an all-nickel chain looks better.
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Originally Posted by techsensei View Post
The 1190 has nickel silver inner link plates, while the 1170 has grey inner plates.
Yes, the 1090, "red" level is a little more expensive, a little lighter and a little more sparkly when new and clean. My experience is that I like the sparkliness and along with the weight makes it worth the additional price. But the sparkliness goes away quickly unless you're obsessively meticulous about keeping your chain clean "like new" as opposed to just functionally clean and lubed.
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