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Old 05-17-12, 06:15 PM
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Sram Group - Shimano Chain

my lbs today put a dura ace chain on my sram set up. been riding a sram chain. took it for a quick 25 mile spin, and like this chain better than the sram 1070 chain I was using. Does anyone else use the shimano chains with a sram group? thoughts?
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Yes, I prefer Shimano to SRAM chains too. They seem to be noticeably quieter. KMC also has a very nice 10spd chain. Can't remember the name but it has a gold coating. It looks a bit obnoxious when it first goes on, but after a few hundred miles you won't care.
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I use Shimano chains, they're quieter, shift better and last longer than when I've used Sram chains
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Originally Posted by caloso
Yes, I prefer Shimano to SRAM chains too. They seem to be noticeably quieter. KMC also has a very nice 10spd chain. Can't remember the name but it has a gold coating. It looks a bit obnoxious when it first goes on, but after a few hundred miles you won't care.
They also make this chain in plain old silver...

One nice advantage over the shimano and SRAM chains is that it has a removable master link.
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i use kmc
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I use an Ultegra chain with a SRAM cassette. I think the Shimano chains are probably better. They shift nice and work just fine with SRAM cassettes, which is what I've been using for some time now. Many people like SRAM chains because of the master link. As for myself, once the chain goes on the bike, it never comes off until it needs to be replaced, so the special pin the Shimano chain requires is not an issue.
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I have the opposite, Shimano Ultegra groupset with a SRAM 1091R chain.
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Originally Posted by twodownzero
I have the opposite, Shimano Ultegra groupset with a SRAM 1091R chain.
Why do you hate silence?
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
Why do you hate silence?

He wants the whole peloton to hear him coming from behind, then hear him disappearing down the road ahead. He wants to crush souls with his mighty guads.
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Dura Ace chain with Red group here. No issues, works great.
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The wonders of a fresh chain!
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KMC or Shimano. SRAM chains are noisy
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Yeah, this dura ace chain is quieter, but it sure seems to shift better. May just be the newness, or the adjustments, but i'm loving it.
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Originally Posted by sqharaway
The wonders of a fresh chain!


Yup.
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DA chains are great, but I can't justify the extra expense over Ultegra or even 105.
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I was wondering if the CN-6600 would work on Sram and was going to buy this Shimano chain but ended up buying a Sram chain (I run Force) because I needed it ASAP and just like the one it replaced, it's noisy as heck and drives me nuts sometimes. Next time it's going to be Shimano.
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I run kmc chain, duraace cassette and red components, qrings, force brakes. Wow, im a mess.
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I'm running Force with Ultegra cassette and Dura Ace chain, shifting is nice and the drive train is quiet. What more can you ask for?
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
Why do you hate silence?
This has to be the biggest crock of crap I've seen on this forum. I despise noise, and my chain doesn't make a peep. No more noise than the KMC chain on my other bike or the Shimano chain on my girlfriend's bike.

I'm not sure where this rumor got started but I'm chalking it up to another 41-ism. I haven't heard a sound yet. To humor you, I'll try a Shimano chain next time, but I'm not expecting it to make a difference.
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