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Need your input about 10 speed chain

Old 10-14-11, 05:08 PM
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Need your input about 10 speed chain

i need to change my chain ... and don t know wich one to take ... here is my choice

1-Shimoano DA CN-7901
2-KMC X10SL
3-Wippermann 10s1
4-Sram PC-1091R

Thank's all ....
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Old 10-14-11, 05:12 PM
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I just put a KMC X10SL on my Supersix and it is working very well. It was rated good by RBA and I thought I would give it a try. Have raced with it 2x and several training rides. It is light, quiet, and shifts well.
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KMC works for me.
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Don't take advice from me. I run Ultegra chains on SRAM Red, KMC chains on Ultegra and Ultegra on Dura Ace.
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will the kmc x10sl work with a triple aswell as a double?

only heard good things about it.

help. anyone. thanks.
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I have it on a double so can't tell you for sure but can't figure why it wouldn't work.
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Originally Posted by grimwig View Post
will the kmc x10sl work with a triple aswell as a double?

only heard good things about it.

help. anyone. thanks.
I use KMC chains on two triples, one with an 8-speed cassette, and the other with a 10-speed cassette. They both work well.
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I use KMC on both Shimano and Campag 10 speed. It works well.
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Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
I use KMC chains on two triples, one with an 8-speed cassette, and the other with a 10-speed cassette. They both work well.
iirc it was the cn-7901 on the op's list that states on the packaging "for double chainrings only". made me curious as to whether the x10sl was the same.

appreciate the help.
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Originally Posted by back4more View Post
I just put a KMC X10SL on my Supersix and it is working very well. It was rated good by RBA and I thought I would give it a try. Have raced with it 2x and several training rides. It is light, quiet, and shifts well.
I used KMC X10SL when I was running Ultegra on my Bianchi. It is an awesome, light, quiet and durable chain. Plus it comes with MasterLink.

Now that I switched to Campy Recod I use a Campy chain and honestly, I think that the KMC chain is right up there with the Campy chain. YMMV

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Old 10-15-11, 03:40 AM
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i think we have a winner here with the kmc ... so thank's all ...
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Shimano's new chains last a lot longer and are quieter than kmc chains. I got 4500 miles out of my last dura ace 7900 chain. I was only getting about 2000 out of 7800 and kmc chains.
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I haven't used the DA 7900 chain, but I had an Ultegra 6700, which is quite similar. Worked great til this happened, with under 1000 miles on it:



I had good luck with a SRAM 1090R. Great chain, got excellent mileage out of it with no problems.
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Originally Posted by Namenda View Post
I haven't used the DA 7900 chain, but I had an Ultegra 6700, which is quite similar. Worked great til this happened, with under 1000 miles on it:


I had good luck with a SRAM 1090R. Great chain, got excellent mileage out of it with no problems.
Shimano had a bad batch of ultegra chanins back around 2009. They were replaced with the 6701 chain which was free of the problem. Dura ace chains never had a problem.
Here is my chain after less that 1000.
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Will that chain work with a hyper glide ?Guy at bike shop says hyper glide needs a special chain !
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KMC. DX10-sc is similar to dura ace 7800 (it's not asymmetric like 7900). X10sl is lighter and more expensive. I like the KMC chains better than Shimano. I have not tried Sram but they have a reputation for being noisy.
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Just today I had a KMC x10SL put on my Felt Z85. Did a 29+ mile ride this afternoon and it was very quiet. Much better than the stock chain that came with the bike.
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Originally Posted by grimwig View Post
iirc it was the cn-7901 on the op's list that states on the packaging "for double chainrings only". made me curious as to whether the x10sl was the same.
some feedback on this:
I've used X10SL for a while, including on my triple Ultegra 6600 / 105 5600 equipped Cannondale. The KMC seems to last a while longer than shimano chains did when I used them. There were no comments on the KMC packaging about where to use it, other than 10-speed.
The reason CN-7900 and others in shimano's latest chain line are "for double" is because they don't tolerate lateral deflection well.
Or as was stated in a previous post:
[ The CN-7900 and CN-6700 will not work on a triple because the chain does not allow enough lateral movement. ]
I assume it's the same with the CN-5700 which just came out too.
That being the case, it should work well enough if you are cautious to limit your cross-chaining. But OTOH just going with the KMC product is the right call for me.
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