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Shimano HG91 or SCRAM PC-870?

Old 03-17-11, 12:23 PM
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Shimano HG91 or SCRAM PC-870?

Time to replace the chain on the 91 Paramount.
I've run shimano for decades. Found em durable and quality.
That said: I've heard a ton of great reviews on the SCRAM PC-870
THe PC-870 has a quick link and I'm really uncertain about these.
The old master link setups worked like crap with HG Shimano cassettes and derailleurs.
Figured I'd post (yes, I did archive..found no comparrisons)and see what others were using.
Posted here as well as vintage bikes because I wanted to get some input on that quick link vs shimanos std. pin setup.
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I've got the PC-870 on my commuter and it has been problem free (2,500 miles so far and so measurable stretch). Shifts as smoothly through the Tiagra as the Shimano chain does on my Ultegra-equipped road bike. Quick link works fine as well.
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I use the KMC chains and don't have any chain related problems.
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I run PC-850 on XT cassette shifted by LX Derailer and everything's hunky-dory! I've had an 870 on there as well worked fine also.
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Would go for which ever is cheapest, if using Shimano, would add a Powerlink for ease of fitting.
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The Powerlink is a great feature. I have two SRAM 8-speed chains (I forget the models) with it, and it has never interfered with shifting before. I'm very happy with those chains.
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