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Chain recs for SRAM Red

Old 09-05-10, 04:46 PM
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Chain recs for SRAM Red

What 10-speed chain would you all recommend for a 2008 SRAM Red setup? Managed to torque a link on today's ride...buzz kill.
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I've run SRAM 1091R, 1070 (In a pinch), and KMC X10 SL, chains with no issues on my Red groups. I'm currently running 1091Rs.
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KMC X10SL. 'nuff said.
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KMC X10SL.

No question.
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+1 on KMC
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I have been using the new Dura Ace one sided chains..they seem to work fine. Heck i have even use Campy chains without a problem...i think if it's a 10sp you're pretty much ok.
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I run a kmc x10sl, also had success w/ kmc's dx chain (much cheaper, but heavier)-- my drivetrain is not all sram- just the shifters and RD.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
KMC X10SL.

No question.
Well, guess that makes my mind up for me. Do most LBS's carry them? Alt where's the best place to buy them online? I noticed PricePoint has a pretty good deal going.
Thanks for the recs!
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Originally Posted by rushbikes
Well, guess that makes my mind up for me. Do most LBS's carry them? Alt where's the best place to buy them online? I noticed PricePoint has a pretty good deal going.
Thanks for the recs!
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...?category=2768

I've been ordering a lot of stuff from them lately.
They have a huge selection, *and* they will do instant price-matching.
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get the blingy gold one, please. pleeeeaaase.

If i ever go above rival... or next chain i buy.. i'm going blingtastic
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For the record, just slapped the KMC X10SL on my bike and went for a ride (sorry js, didn't get the blingy gold one...). What a difference something so trivial as a chain makes! Shifting is faster and more precise than my old chain - snappy might be a good word. I will say that it is slightly noisier than my last chain (SRAM PC1090R), though noise difference is minimal.

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the new quiet chamfered SRAM 1091R is perfect for Red
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Try a Campy chain, it will last a lot longer. Veloce chains are cheap. There's no difference in the quality between Veloce and Record. Record just has hollow pins and holes in the outer plates to reduce weight.

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tried to SRAM 1091R when I got the Red group. It stretched out fast and got really loud. The cassette wore fast too. New Dura Ace 7900 chain and Ultegra cassette, all is good.
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Sticking with KMC for now, thanks!
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Another vote for the KMC.
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