Bulls-Eye pin: The unique KMC bulls-eye pin riveting provides unsurpassed side plate retention.
X-SP treatment: KMC's extreme stretchproof treatment of pins and plates makes this chain less susceptible to wear caused by sand or other exterior material invading into the chain bearings. Drastically enhancing durability.
High alloy material: Pins and plates, made out of special alloy material, reduces chain stretching and thus prolongs 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.
½" x 3/32"
Extra stretchproof mushroomed pin enhanced durability
Includes missing link
Low maintenance & high reliability
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, mail to DoubleX@ kmc chain.nl. Should you have a valid complaint you will receive a replacement chain with our compliments.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Best chain at any price point
This chain is simply the best I have ever used. It has run the smoothest, tolerated mistreatment the best, lasted the longest under my abuse, and..er..looked the sexiest of all the chains I have ever used from any brand or price point.
06 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Durable and strong
I bought 1 of these 9 months ago for my commuter bike and it's still going strong. My bike is parked outside for most of the day, in glorious Irish coastal weather (lucky if it doesn't rain in a day), and there's no signs of rust. It shifts seamlessly with my Shimano drivetrain. Quick connectors can't be reused, though I did without hassle when i was stuck, don't bank on it being a decent connection second time around. It's a little noisier shifting than Shimano chains but it's far superior in every other department. I'm just bought another for my XC bike. Highly recommended.
13 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Strong chain !
This is some seriously strong chain! You've better have a quality chain tool
if you want to brake this chain... The "missing link" connector is nice but
it would have been better if you could use it again. Replaced a Shimano HG50
chain and the shifting became extremely accurate and instant. The downside
of its rigidity is some noise. Nothing annoying but you can hear it. The plus
is that you know when you are using a wrong gear combination like L1/R7 or L3/R2
because the noise is more pronounced. When the chain works on parallel gears
it makes no noise. The HG50 did not make any noise but in comparison was soft
like butter... The silver finish looks very nice. So apart from the inevitable
slight noise this chain is top quality!
28 June 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Half decent chain
Ok, so its a bike chain so not much to say. Just a few points, KMC make chains only so they are passionate about what they do and the X8 range is the best chain they make (if you aren't considering the extremely expensive metal plated bling). This chain runs smoother and quieter than the chain that came with my bike as well as looking and feeling a lot more substantial. I only ever hear its there when moving up a gear, moving down is almost completely silent which is cool. The missing link (which KMC don't recommend you reuse) is included in the box as standard. Just don't do as I did and buy the X8 99 (silver) as it is 50% more buck for your bang than the X8 93 (grey) which has exactly the same spec except for the colour (I think). Designed to do what it does for well over 1000 miles.
20 January 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous great quality chain
I have had expensive chains but they do not last anylonger than these, never had one snap on me yet, buy with confidence.
25 August 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Strong, reliable, good value chain.
I'm a heavy rider so my drivetrain has to endure a fair bit of abuse, especially as my commute involves a lot of climbing!
I was recommended this chain as a replacement for the stock item on my bike and I've been very impressed with it.
Gear changes are slick and fast, durability has been excellent and in fact I've logged on to CRC today to order another one!
20 May 2009