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Old 01-29-07, 09:47 AM   #1
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Which Chain is stronger?

Sram PC991 Cross Step, or Sram PC991 Hollow pin?

Trying to decide which chain for my LHT.

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Old 01-29-07, 09:55 AM   #2
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Stronger, as in which one would be less likely to break? I advise not worrying about it, I've used SRAM nine speed hollow pin chains for aggressive off-road riding, never had a problem. The only real difference is the weight, and even that is just a few grams. For a touring bike, I'd just go with the less expensive model since you're probably not concerned with a tiny bit of weight savings. If you like SRAM chains (and they are excellent chains), just go with the least expensive nine speed model, strength is a non-issue-
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+1 to the comments from well biked. If there is any durability issue, the hollow-pin may be less durable - but I doubt there's a meaningful difference here. SRAM's lowest-level chains don't have nickel-plated links, but I think that only matters because they end up being more susceptible to rust, which isn't very meaningful depending on your riding conditions.
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