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Need New Chain: KMC X10SL or SRAM PC-1090

Old 12-30-09, 10:17 PM
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Need New Chain: KMC X10SL or SRAM PC-1090

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I need to replace my existing sram pc1070 chain. I'd like to replace it with something better. What are the opinions out there regarding the KMC X10SL or SRAM PC-1090 chains?
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Old 12-30-09, 10:31 PM
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No contest, KMC
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Old 12-30-09, 10:43 PM
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Old 12-30-09, 10:47 PM
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I have the 1090R. Works great. Costs too much.
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Old 12-30-09, 11:26 PM
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No contest, KMC
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KMC first, Shimano second and SRAM a very distant third. Primarily 'cause it's the noisiest of the bunch.
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No contest, KMC
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
No contest, KMC
Broke mine. Overall, I'd pick another 1070 over the X10 SL. The 1090 and 1090R don't offer much extra over a 1070 (hollow pins, and hollow pins + slotted outer plates, respectively) so unless your inner weight weenie demands sacrifice...

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Any chain can break. People have broken SRAM, Shimano, Campy, whatever. Improper installation, manufacturing defects, wear, whatever. Crap breaks, the KMC is still a better chain than SRAM.
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Old 12-31-09, 12:36 AM
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This is a serious question? Seriously? I thought everyone know SRAM chains were crap and that you should go with a KMC or Shimano chain (I lean towards KMC).
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I'm far from expert, but I haven't heard a single positive word about SRAM chains.
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Old 12-31-09, 12:42 AM
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I wouldn't say thet are CRAP, but they are certainly noisy and don't last as long compared to KMC...
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Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
Broke mine. Overall, I'd pick another 1070 over the X10 SL. The 1090 and 1090R don't offer much extra over a 1070 (hollow pins, and hollow pins + slotted outer plates, respectively) so unless your inner weight weenie demands sacrifice...
I also had a bad experience with a KMC chain that WAS installed correctly. Shifted like sh1t and snapped. Then I put a 6700 chain on it and it was like riding a different gruppo. Makes me like my 105 instead of regarding it with utter disdain like I was due to poor shifting performance that disappeared when I replaced the chain.

That said, I don't know what model kmc 10sp it was, perhaps a better one will be entirely different.
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As one of the replies said, all chains break. My personal experience: I've had a Shimano 9-sp chain (came with my Ultegra group) break. Never had a SRAM 8- or 9-sp chain break. Currently using a KMC 10-sp chain: too few miles to comment on reliability. It replaced a worn Campagnolo 10-sp chain.
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Buy a campy chain
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KMC without question.
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I just ordered a KMC, can't wait for it to come in. Is it true that KMC makes shimano chains?
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sorry to borrow this thread. Lets say i want to replace my campy chain(centaur 2009), which chain is a good substitute? And which is a good missing link i can use for it too.
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I use a KMC 10s chain with Campagnolo no problems
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No contest, KMC.
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I wouldn't say thet are CRAP, but they are certainly noisy and don't last as long compared to KMC...

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Shimano FTW..
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Try a Campy Veloce chains for $30. It will outlast KMC, SRAM or Shimano.
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Try a Campy Veloce chains for $30. It will outlast KMC, SRAM or Shimano.
I'm going to give one a try soon. Hope all the hype is true.
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