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Old 05-22-20, 03:35 AM
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Chain

I am about to buy what is described as KMC Unisex's X10 Chain, Grey, 114 Link .

What does the 'Unisex' mean? Is it really any different to a basic X10?

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Old 05-22-20, 03:52 AM
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Unisex means it can be used by anyone. It is discriminatory in some countries for a chain to prohibit its use on the basis of sex. Thus, it can also be used on unisex bikes.

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Old 05-22-20, 04:05 AM
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I've just got a reply from KMC (Netherlands) - they've never heard of a unisex chain but I love the intro of their response:
'WIth all my fantasy, I cannot imagine what a unisex bike chain would be.'
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huh...never seen this before. When I get home I will ask my chains if they are all ok with being mounted on men's bikes.

Crazy world that has to tag everything this way
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Able to be used in any “orientation”? Meaning there is no front or back of the chain. Many chains are directional.
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Old 05-23-20, 05:40 AM
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I ended up buying the chain from a locally-approved KMC stockist. I've fitted the chain successfully but I've found that it's jumping out of, or raking the top of some of the sprockets.

Someone mentioned that when you have to replace the chain that the cassette should be replaced too. Have I found personal proof of this or is there something else wrong?

PS: The KMC X-10 is the original chain of my Giant Escape 0. I do about 1,000 mile per year and both the chain and cassette had been replaced in September 2017 (they had lasted three years).

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Old 05-23-20, 06:17 AM
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It actually is described as "unisex" on Amazon.
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Old 05-23-20, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Gummomarx View Post
I've fitted the chain successfully but I've found that it's jumping out of, or raking the top of some of the sprockets.

Someone mentioned that when you have to replace the chain that the cassette should be replaced too. Have I found personal proof of this or is there something else wrong?
Using a new chain with a worn cassette will produce just what you are experiencing, particularly with the cogs you use most. After 3000 or so miles your cassette is worn enough that it won't play well with a new chain.
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Old 05-23-20, 08:56 AM
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Aye, I've just been out on it - the two smallest sprockets are causing the trouble. Seems to me that replacing individual sprockets is a false economy especially given that a replacement cassette, for me, is 23 delivered.
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