Rated 4 out of 5 by MTBTrailVideos Seems to stay cleaner than the Shimano
I've been riding the Shimano HG74 SLX chains that came stock with my bike but recently decided to give the KMC chain a go.
I've been really happy with the results so far. Wearing well and it seems to stay a lot cleaner than the Shimano and cleans up with a rag a lot better. Certainly after a degrease the KMC looks shiny new and that looks better on my bike. Better looking bike, happier rider - happy rider, better rider.
I'm running 4 chains on rotation and when its time to replace them I will probably go 50/50 Shimano v KMC to get a better comparison. But so far I'm really impressed with the KMC.
Comes with a KMC Chain Link ... but you should always carry a spare.
While you are at it get one of the BBB Open Link Closing Link Tool BTL77 - it makes locking and unlocking the chain links really easy!!
03 September 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Not a perfect match for Ultegra 6700 casette
I got this after reading some reviews about how great it is. It might be, but it does not fit very well to Shimano Ultegra 6700 casette. It works, but it is like having a bad adjusted rear direailleur. No matter how perfect you adjust it. I have now changed to a 6701 chain from Shimano and the gears are back to what they where. As i said, the chain might be superb, but not for Ultegra 6700.
10 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous best value
i used to buy flashy X-10SL chains for my bikes but wore them out in 3months and allthough they look good on an expensive road bike they are not worth £60ish a pop, now i buy 3 of these instead and last the same 3months each and work just aswell. great value!
19 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous great value
i used to use X10 SL chains but only got 3months out of them and sick off spending £50+ for a harsh changing chain, so went to these basic chains that are just as long lasting but a lot cheaper and only 35gms or so heavier. if you do lots off miles save your money for a new rear tyre as they dont last either.
19 October 2012
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