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SRAM has changed the model names of their chains and now I'm lost.

Old 06-10-05, 07:44 AM
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SRAM has changed the model names of their chains and now I'm lost.

It seems that SRAM has changed the model names of their chains. I used to be able to buy a P49, P59, or P69 at the LBS. Now they have P950 and P970.

Does anyone know what replaced what? For example, is it correct that the P59 has been replaced by the P970? Thanks.
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Old 06-10-05, 08:54 AM
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PC59=PC950, at least pricewise. It is shaped more like a Shimano chain, however.
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Originally Posted by Ziemas
It seems that SRAM has changed the model names of their chains. I used to be able to buy a P49, P59, or P69 at the LBS. Now they have P950 and P970.

Does anyone know what replaced what? For example, is it correct that the P59 has been replaced by the P970? Thanks.
You can still get them online if you want that particular model number. They were cheaper just a few days ago then they jumped back up in price.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
You can still get them online if you want that particular model number. They were cheaper just a few days ago then they jumped back up in price.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
I can't order from Nashbar here in Latvia.

The reason why I would like to know is that I find the P69 stands up to winter commutung much better than the P59 or P49, which rust very quickly.
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I love that PC-59 price.... regularly $18.95, now $19.98. Great sale!
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Old 06-11-05, 05:18 PM
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Why does the P69 withstand winter commuting better?
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Originally Posted by briancady413
Why does the P69 withstand winter commuting better?
I believe the PC69 is made from a different material, or has a different finish which resists rust.

You can still get the PC69, but not sure if JensonUSA will send it to Latvia, http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/130-Chains.aspx

It seems like manufacturer's change product nomenclature once in awhile, in this case PC-XX to PC-XXX. It's probably more of a marketing strategy than actual product improvement. The consumer needs to feel the company is dynamic and fresh, and the consumer needs to be encouraged to buy more. In this case, 3 digit product name is very distinguishable from a 2 digit product name. My $0.02 from a naturally born cynic.
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Actually, the chain has been updated, not only the model number. The side plates are now curved more like Shimano chains.
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