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Is SRAM 1031 chain directional?

Old 06-14-14, 03:47 AM
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Is SRAM 1031 chain directional?

Is the SRAM 1031 10-speed chain intended to be uni-directional? I can't remember from when I bought it whether it is directional. I always use the no-name removable links that my LBS sells in little blister packs, and now I can't remember if they are directional, too. I think one of the name-brand removable links is directional. The other day I removed the chain without first locking for any indicative markings to note direction. I cleaned and waxed it, put it back on, and all seems to be well. Since it performs the same, I assume it is ok. But if it is directional and I have it turned the wrong way, perhaps it will contribute to premature cassette wear?

Please advise, all you SRAM experts. I couldn't find a PDF of the instruction sheet for the chain online or anything searching this forum.
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Look at it.

Are both sides the same? If yes, then Gots not symmetrical.

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There are 4 possible orientations in which a chain can be installed. Two are acceptable for directional chains. All 4 are acceptable for SRAM chains.
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