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Any 10sp chain should be ok; I would suggest Shimano or KMC
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any 10x from Shimano
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you can use any chain 10sp from Shimano, SRAM or KMC more than 114 links
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You can use any Shimano 10sp Road or KMC 10sp chain, such as those linked below. For a triple ring setup you should opt for the longer version (114+ links).
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All the drive train and gears are SRAM RED however there is no reference in the manuals to which chain should be used
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Any of the SRAM or KMC 10-speed chains should be fine; I would recommend the PC1091 Hollow pin chains below as a good match for the RED group.
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you can use any chain on 10 speed from SRAM
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Chains and Cassette

I am buying a Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed cassette, should I buy the Ultegra 6701 matching chain or safe to upgrade to the Ultegra 6600 for a couple bucks more?
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Yes, this upgrade would be fine; as long as the speeds match then there would be no issues.
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no need to experiment - use 6701
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Yes, the only real issue with chains is to ensure that the chain you are using is the correct width for the chairing/cogs it is being used on. Any 9 speed chain should be ok
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manufacturer advises its components, but practice shows that it is possible to combine different brands.
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Chain compatability

Front Chain ring 53T/39T
SRAM 11-28T Freewheel for 9 speed

Please advise which chain is compatible with the above mention spec.
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The chains listed below are compatible with a 9-speed drivetrain and are of excellent quality.
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will work any 9 speed from Shimano, SRAM or KMC
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The difference is quite minimal but the HG-X does have its benefits.

An HG chain is a standard chain where as the HG-X is for 10-speed drivetrain use only, is directional (which aids shifting) and is known to help shed mud better than a conventional chain.
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it's a hyperglide or non hyperglide
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Can you use a CN-HG900-11 chain on Dura Ace 9000/Ultegra 6800/105 5800 road groupset?

Can you use Dura Ace 9000/Ultegra 6800/105 5800 chain on M9000 XTR group?
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I think - it will work well
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The Shimano MTB 11 speed chains are not usable with road groups and likewise with Shimano road 11 speed chains on MTB groups.
That said, they may work but not as smoothly as the correct chain/groups combo.
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Shimano Dura-Ace CN7900 chain

I currently run a Shimano Dura-Ace CN7900 chain on my 10 speed road bike. I cannot find one listed on your website? Is this an outedated chain? Is the CN7901 compatible ?
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yes, CN7901 compatible
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The 7901 chain has effectively replaced the 7900 and it is backwards compatible; will work with older 10-speed drivetrains.
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half link is better in that it is easier
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The Half Link chain can be beneficial to bike/gear setups where having the rear wheel 'slammed' in the dropouts does not allow for the chain to travel around the driver 'neatly'. However due to the design, the plates bend straight and the chain will stretch much quicker and ultimately break.

The full link chain is the stronger option but not ideal for all bike/gear setups; should you require a specific chain length for wheel placement then you could run just the one half link within the full link chain.
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