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Old 04-03-05, 08:01 PM
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New chains

This probably seems like a dumb question, but how do you select a new chain based on your wheel size and number of speeds.
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Old 04-03-05, 08:08 PM
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http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/...inlength.shtml
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Old 04-04-05, 02:21 AM
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Park Tools solves the length after you have bought the chain, but you need to get one that is specified to work with your transmission. SRAM make the best and best value chains and they will tell you which system each model is designed for:
http://www.sram.com/en/sram/index.php
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Old 04-04-05, 04:43 AM
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XTR/DURA-ACE chains are my choice...
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Old 04-04-05, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MichaelW
Park Tools solves the length after you have bought the chain, but you need to get one that is specified to work with your transmission. SRAM make the best and best value chains and they will tell you which system each model is designed for:
http://www.sram.com/en/sram/index.php
This may be a stupid question, but on the website which of the 9 speed chains would be best for XTR components? I'm not familiar with SRAM components.
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All of them will work, even the least expensive ones. Some have nickel plating for corrosion resistance. The hollow pins are for low weight (ie competition racing).
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Old 04-04-05, 09:45 AM
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10 speed for 10 speed, 9 speed for 9 speed, 8 speed for 8 speed....get it? i think 7 and 8 speed are the same and interchangeable as far as the chain goes, might be wrong though, bike shop guy told me different once i think he was tryin to sell me a cheaper brand chain than the one i wanted, dont remember. i use sram/sachs chains. i love the power link, makes cleaning the chain much easier, and it has yet to fail on me and im a big guy.

if you can afford xtr, might as well go with srams flashy nickel plated 9speed chain, i would stay away from the hollow pins, unless it is stricktly a race machine.
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Check out the Rohloff SLT 99.
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