World-class professional racers have proved that KMC chains provide the right DNA to help you become a champion! As well as our champions, it is important that we offer a chain for all kind of riders. There are still many among us who are perfectly satisfied with our current 8-speed derailleur system. X8 is the best choice if you value smoothness, shifting performance and durability.
1/2" X 3/32" - 116 Links
Pin length 7.3 mm
Compatible with: 18-21
HG nickel plated
Bulls-Eye pin: The unique KMC bulls-eye pin riveting provides unsurpassed side plate retention.
X-SP treatment: KMC's extreme stretch-proof treatment of pins and plates makes this chain less susceptible to wear caused by sand or other exterior material invading the chain bearings, drastically enhancing durability.
High alloy material: Pins and plates, made out of special alloy material, reduce chain stretching and thus prolong chain life.
X-Bridge: The x-bridge outer plate has been configured with precisely articulated angles for quicker and smoother gear shifting and quieter riding.
KMC X8 99 8 Speed Chain Unique Guarantee
The life of your new KMC XX-SP chain is guaranteed to last longer than other brands. Double X Durability treatment includes all X-SL, X-EL, X-L and X1 models. If you are not satisfied with the durability of your chain, send an email to DoubleX@ kmcchain.nl. Should you have a valid complaint, you will receive a replacement chain with our compliments.
For many years KMC has enhanced the technology behind bicycle chains through research, development, continuous innovation and valuable feedback from the world’s top professional racers. KMC’s pursuit of perfection has led to repeatedly being honoured with the industry’s top design awards. KMC currently produces in excess of 100 million chains every year.
KMC only makes chains. All our R&D efforts focus on chains - this is how we always manage to create the best possible products for your drivetrain.
Service, top quality and reliability are always our top priority; consequently famous bicycle brands all over the world are now using KMC chains as original equipment on their bikes.
Compatibility and Durability
KMC’s derailleur chains are compatible with any system. In fact KMC does not distinguish between MTB and road chains. Product designations clearly indicate their usage, for example the X10-series fits any 10-speed system.
Compared to other renowned chain brands, KMC X-series chains live longer - as proven in many road tests. To back up this claim KMC is the only chain manufacturer offering a unique satisfaction warranty.
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