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Ultegra vs. Dura Ace - chain

Old 02-20-18, 11:02 AM
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Ultegra vs. Dura Ace - chain

$28 vs. $36. Any advantage to DA for chain apart from weight? Does one last longer than the other?
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Old 02-20-18, 11:25 AM
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I've read Ultegra wears better. I'm my latest build i chose DA because in the end its just a few bucks for a key component, but use 105 and Ultegra on other bikes.
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Old 02-20-18, 11:54 AM
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I have both and use both.
DA pins are hollow.

The NEW DA chains have a coating that make them fantastic chains. This is all I would buy now.
See post in the lube thread. Recommendations for chain lube?
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Old 02-20-18, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
The NEW DA chains have a coating that make them fantastic chains. This is all I would buy now.
See post in the lube thread. Recommendations for chain lube?
Ultegra chains also use the same coating, but on fewer pieces.
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I didn't really know the price (it is complicated), but for $8 more - DA seems like a no-brainier.
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I didn't really know the price (it is complicated), but for $8 more - DA seems like a no-brainier.
I concur, but I doubt the OP(or anyone here) would notice a difference between either chain.
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The thing with bike stuff is many parts are not noticeable by themselves. But when you add all those un-noticeable parts together you get something most will notice. Is that worth the cost or not is a different value conversation.

Chain friction has been pretty hard to measure / notice. 5W-10W is just hard, just watts add up.
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