The life long question of which chain to go for

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The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  Rampers on Mon Feb 04 2013, 12:15

As titled what Chain is the best to go for as there are soooooo bloody many out there x ring o ring etc etc
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Re: The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 04 2013, 12:38

Not to mention so many variants within each group!!

X-Ring. I have found that generally the more expensive the chain the longer it lasts, I've tended to go mid range - around £100 chain and sprockets - less than that, the chain will stretch in no time.

I'm in the market for a new set and might go for one of these - just need to select the thundercat
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Post  Rampers on Mon Feb 04 2013, 12:55

I found a x-ring did chain with both sprockets on flea bay for £83 + £6 p+p
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Post  Cheshirecat on Mon Feb 04 2013, 13:13

Watch out for the Ebay ones Rampers, I've got a x-ring did chain and sprocket kit on mine after advice from a few forum members and its been spot on, cost me about £110 but its a good one...
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Post  Rampers on Mon Feb 04 2013, 13:38

Hmmmm ok do you remember what site you got it off????
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Post  Snowcat on Mon Feb 04 2013, 17:28

I agree with that "watch eBay" comment, there are some copies to be had on there, especially if its a Renthal or similar higher end brand, where the sprockets are supposedly hard anodised aircraft grade aluminium, they're usually made of chocolate, and not talking the good chocolate I mean the cheap stuff you get in One Direction Advent Calendars!!

Best to go with a recommendation if buying on eBay or buy from a shop where they can advise you on the best ones for your budget.
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Post  Rampers on Mon Feb 04 2013, 17:37

That's very true lol I shall go through wemoto similar then at least I've got some sort of trust there lol
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Re: The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  bobh on Mon Feb 04 2013, 17:47

I've always found JT sprockets to be reliable quality and fair value - and widely available, too.

As to chains - everyone has their favourites and most people have had a bad experience with one make or another. In my case it's Regina - there was one fitted as OEM on my sadly-missed RSV and it developed a tight spot in no time. Having said that, the MT-03 (made in Italy) has a Regina and it's standing up well to the hammering it gets from a big thumper ridden year-round.

Personally, given the choice, I'd go for DID or RK. I had heard that DID have stopped supplying o-ring aftermarket chains; presumably there's a better mark-up on x-ring - I can't believe the bits of rubber cost them that much more! But actually I'm not convinced that x-ring are necessarily any better for normal use, though I suspect they may stand up to ham-fisted brush cleaning a bit better.
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Re: The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  Rampers on Mon Feb 04 2013, 17:50

Ok thanks bobh I'll go with the one from wemoto it has thosevJT sprokets with a DID chain lol
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Post  HEHORE on Tue Feb 05 2013, 00:07

I have a did x-ring fitted , with did sprockets, £115 fitted at the garage with 12000 mile warranty, had no problems so far, running sweet not even needed adjustments done about 6000 miles so far still looking new

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Re: The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  Cheshirecat on Tue Feb 05 2013, 12:53

@Snowcat wrote:I agree with that "watch eBay" comment, there are some copies to be had on there, especially if its a Renthal or similar higher end brand, where the sprockets are supposedly hard anodised aircraft grade aluminium, they're usually made of chocolate, and not talking the good chocolate I mean the cheap stuff you get in One Direction Advent Calendars!!

Best to go with a recommendation if buying on eBay or buy from a shop where they can advise you on the best ones for your budget.

I bet you still had the chocolate from your One Direction Advent Calendars!! pmsl
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Re: The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  Rampers on Tue Feb 05 2013, 13:38

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha rofl
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Re: The life long question of which chain to go for

Post  owen.dyer146 on Wed Feb 06 2013, 11:29

ive bought a DID XRing Gold chain and sprocket heavy duty done 3,000 miles and seems to be good dam site better than the cheep one that was on there before cost 120 i think didnt count that as too bad.
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